Launch for Poulsen’s first Reader’s Theatre Book

John Poulsen On February 1, 2013, we released John Poulsen’s excellent book, Shakespeare for Reader’s Theatre: Hamlet, Romeo and Juliet, and Midsummer Night’s Dream. This is the first of a series of readers theatre books Poulsen will publish with Five Rivers, all of which focus on the plays of Shakespeare. And what would such a book about the dramatic arts be without a launch and book signing? The good folks at the University of Lethbridge…

Michelle Enzinas to publish 16th century cookbook with Five Rivers

We’re always on the lookout for esoteric, fascinating and intelligently written books. One of our first publications was a dictionary of historical colour names, uses and definitions by Deb Salisbury. When we heard about a project on which Michelle Enzinas was working, we discussed her research with her, and the result of that is a publishing agreement. Michelle Enzinas has spent 15 years as an historical re-enactor and amateur domestic technologies archaeologist, and 20 years dealing…

Present Company Excepted, Of Course

“Everybody does have a book in them, but in most cases that’s where it should stay.” Christopher Hitchens Okay, some demotivational columns worth reading: Notes from the Drunken Editor: You Are the Joke Here Nobody gives a F*** that you wrote something Besides being Editor-in-Chief at Five Rivers Publishing, I (Robert) also do freelance development editing. The funny thing about being a development editor is that I can divide most of the authors that cross…