helping writers become published authors
The Literary Center, a branch of MSI Press, is located in San Juan Bautista (physical office), and supports local authors, writers looking to publish for the first, and self-published authors looking for a traditional contract — through services, including coaching, book sales on consignment, events, and education (presentations, online courses, local classes).
Services for Writers
If a service is needed by an author, including coaching, we offer it! That includes the full range of editorial services (developmental editing, editing, copyediting, proofreading), the full range of graphic design services (book covers, illustrations, typesetting, design of promotional materials), marketing/promotional support, and just about anything else related to the book publication process.
Coaching services take the writer from initial idea through the mechanics of writing and publishing. Support for those looking for a traditional publisher, a literary agent, or self-publication through identification of legitimate printers and non-traditional publishers.
Services for Local Authors
Are you an author living within commuting distance of the TLC? There are many ways we can help you.
Come in and talk to the TLC Director, Dr. Betty Lou Leaver, or Manager, Carl Leaver, and learn how we can help you.
- Sell your book through us on consignment.Up
- Hold a book-signing event.
- Teach a course at our center or online through us.
- Let us host your public presentation.
- Join our 2:00 Saturday afternoon discussion group of local authors on the first Saturday of each month: share and learn (or, as we call it in gest, snack and yak).
Celebrating entry into our second year
in San Juan Bautista!
Come join us at 310 The Alameda, B07, SJB.
10-12. Open House
3:30-6. Private Consultations on writing and publishing
6-7:30. Wine/beverages & Cheese; meet with authors and publishing staff and friends.
RSVP not required,
Detailed schedule here: October 2019 Gala
PRESENTATION ON STAYING FIT FOR WOMEN, INCLUDING AND ESPECIALLY PREGNANT WOMEN
Brittany Renz, fitness trainer at Anytime Fitness and author of Girl, You Got This!
Date and time TBA. November 2019
PRESENTATION ON NORTHERN SIBERIA AND THE RUSSIAN FAR EAST
Dr. Betty Lou Leaver will give a community presentation on her recent working trip to Yakutia and several Russian Far Eastern cities.
March 30, 1:00-3:00
Come get a taste of exotic places through food candy and eye candy.
RSVP 831-593-1120 (leave message if no answer) or firstname.lastname@example.org; space is limited.
Seminars, & Courses
July 20 & 27, 10-12. $10 fee for incidentals.
July 20 & 27, 1-3. $10 fee for incidentals.
August 17, 10-12. $10 for incidentals.
AUgust 17, 1-3. $10 for incidentals.
Have you lost a pet or just have one you love dearly? On Wednesdays, The Literary Center (next to the Windmill grocery story) will offer free sessions on how to make a memorial book for your pet. Bring photos, texts, and memories. Free session. Free coffee, tea, and water! 3:00-4:00.
WANT TO SEE A SAMPLE BOOK THAT YOU CAN USE AS A TEMPLATE OR FOR IDEAS ON HOW TO ORGANIZE YOUR OWN BOOK BUT CANNOT DROP IN, ORDER A COPY OF INTREPID FROM OUR WEBSTORE.. USE CODE FF25 TO GET A 25% DISCOUNT. click here to order
CONTACT US IF YOU WOULD LIKE US TO WRTE YOUR BOOK FOR YOU — WE WILL INTERVIEW YOU AND TURN YOUR INTERVIEW AND PHOTOGRAPHS INTO A MEMORIAL BOOK
Call us at 831-593-1120.
Fax us at 931-886-2486.
Email us at email@example.com.
Write to us at 301 The Alameda, B-7, Box 394, San Juan Bautista, CA 95045.
Drop by our office at the Windmill Shopping Center in San Juan Bautista, Suite B-7, right next to the grocery store.