Nazis from the Moon

Not, I hasten to clarify, a book title coming out from Five Rivers any time soon. We talk in this column about the future of publishing a fair bit, so I thought I would refer readers to a glimpse of one possible future for the movie industry. The producers of Iron Sky have raised 8.5 million from fans who want to see the movie made. They did this by producing a couple of trailers for…

New Releases, New Position

We’ve been working very hard here at Five Rivers and now have another two books released. The first is from crime-writer Nate Hendley, a revised and updated version of Al Capone: Chicago’s King of Crime. It’s a fresh, personal look at this iconic gangster from Depression Era Chicago, and is now available at Chapters at 24% discount, and Amazon. Over the next three weeks Al Capone will be available at Apple, Barnes and Noble, and…

e-Book Standardization

In this new age of digital everything, more and more there is a need to standardize digital formats in order to build consumer confidence and ease of use. When Sony, RCA or some indie music label produces an album, its released in CD and MP3 formats. The CD is readable by any CD player, just as the digital tracks are readable by any MP3 player, whether it’s on your Blackberry phone, your iPod, or any…

The Espresso Bookstore

Well, I got excited there for a minute. The day following my Keynote address at the conference in Beverly Hills, my wife took the kids to Disneyland while I worked on some writing. I took a long lunch break, however, to walk around Downtown Disney, the shopping and restaurant district which doesn’t require any admission fee, though you do have to clear security. So walking down the street I spied this sign and thought, “Wowhoo!…

Five Rivers Editor Gives Keynote Address

Left to Right: Keynote Speaker, Dr. Stewart L. Tubbs, The Darrell H. Cooper Professor of Leadership and former Dean of the College of Business at Eastern Michigan University; Dr. Turan Senguder, Conference Chair and CEO The Journal of American Academy of Business, Cambridge; and Dr. Robert Runté, Keynote speaker; the International Business & Economics Research Conference, Beverly Hills Hilton, Los Angeles, June 2-5, 2010. Five Rivers Editor and university professor Robert Runte, was one of…