Why We Published: the books of 2008 and 2009

When Five Rivers launched into publishing, it was with humble beginnings and a small catalogue, primarily my own works. It was never my intention for Five Rivers to be a vanity house, yet in those first two years we were very embryonic, soliciting manuscripts and developing our mandate, which was to be a showcase of new and established Canadian voices. We tested the waters with: Shadow Song, by Lorina Stephens, August 2008 And the Angels…

May Sale

In celebration of spring, Five Rivers is having a May Sale. Until May 31, 12:00 a.m., select titles are only $5.00 through our secure, online shopping cart. Why not pick up a read for your upcoming vacation, or buy all five? At this price they’re a steal.  $5.00 until May 31, 2011  $5.00 until May 31, 2011 $5.00 until May 31, 2011 $5.00 until May 31, 2011 $5.00 until May 31, 2011

The Gift

By way of a gift to Five Rivers supporters, readers, fans, we’re offering you this excerpt from Lorina Stephens’ collection of short stories, And the Angels Sang. The work is held under copyright by Lorina Stephens, and may not be reproduced in any form without direct permission of the author. The Gift Without Laura’s environmental data the geological report meant little. Again Brian glanced at the calendar on the computer. A dark square outlined today….

Goodreads Festive Season Sale

Exclusively at Goodreads, all of Five Rivers eBooks are available from now until January 1, 2011 for a mere $1.00. It’s our way of saying thank you to all the people who support and believe in indie presses, and who love interesting and eclectic books. The eBooks are all in ePub format, and so easily read on most readers and computers. If you do avail yourself of this special offer, we’d love to read your…

Chat with Lorina Stephens

In our continuing efforts to allow fans and readers access to our authors, we decided to open another discussion on Facebook with the woman who started it all here at Five Rivers, author and publisher, Lorina Stephens. Here’s your opportunity to query Lorina about any of her books, the writing process, and publishing. The discussion will be ongoing. However, three participants will receive a copy of one of her books, in either print or digital…