An editor considers character development

What is it about a story of fiction that sweeps you away? Aside from other key elements, I’m pretty sure it’s a fully developed character who speaks to you from the page or screen. It’s that character’s voice that whispers to you in your sleep, who disturbs you at work, during your commute, who becomes so real sometimes you ache for conversation with that person, you cry if they die, or crow when they triumph….

Kobo Sale!

What better way to celebrate summer than with a sale on ebooks? That’s exactly what’s happening with all Five Rivers’ titles at Kobo. June 25 to June 27 all Five Rivers’ titles listed with Kobo are discounted 50%. Most of our titles are listed at $4.99CA. So, if you were to purchase 10 titles normally, you’d spend $49.99. But now, for that same price, you’d get 20 titles! It’s a book lovers dream! All you…

Canadian print price change

We listened. When we heard the wailing and horror from all our Canadian fans and readers regarding the significant jump in price which occurred earlier this year, due to the falling loonie, we’ve decided to slash our Canadian prices. Effectively immediately on our site you will find all our print books listed at the same price as the U.S. For all our retail partners, a price change is forthcoming from our distributor, Ingram, effective August…

Five Rivers editorial team share a table of contents

It’s just very cool that both Robert Runté, and Lorina Stephens both have short stories published in Laksa Media Groups’ Strangers Among Us: Tales of the Underdogs and Outcasts.   Robert had this to say on his blog: Got my contributor’s copy of Strangers Among Us in the mail yesterday. Pretty pleased with the production values, and the company I am keeping in this anthology. The anthology will be officially launched August 12, 2016 at When…