e-Book Editions Now Available

Five Rivers now has available e-book editions of Lorina’s books, available through our secure, online catalogue, and through Lorina’s Lulu storefront. All e-books retail for $7.50, and include all the same great features of the print books without the added expense of bulk. Available in .PDF. Use the e-books on your reader or computer.

Raincoast Closing: Blind to the Future?

CBC News reported today Raincoast president/CEO Allan MacDougall’s announcement to close B.C. based Raincoast Books publishing division, thereby marooning several Canadian authors such as Cynthia Nugent (Francesca and the Magic Bike). Nugent is quoted as saying: “Everything I have will cease to be in print, once the ones they have are sold out and the current project has been cancelled.” Raincoast Books were the Canadian printer and distributor of the massive retail phenomenon Harry Potter…

Print on Demand Article at Publisher’s Weekly

There’s a fascinating new article up at Publisher’s Weekly, which for the first time looks at the world of Print on Demand and authors who are self-publishing in a positive light. In my opinion, clear evidence of the growing acceptance and trend toward bucking the traditional publishing system and allowing readers to be the judge of what they will, and will not, read.

New Poll at Five Rivers

We’ve put up a new poll here at Five Rivers, in which we’re inviting all of you to participate. Three days left until it closes. Information gathered here will help us formulate our future publishing plans. How likely are you to purchase an e-book over a hard copy? Navigate to our blog and cast your vote.