Busy Summer for Five Rivers

It’s been a very busy summer here at Five Rivers, and nearly a month since last I updated our blog. Apologies for the silence. There’s just been a lot to do.

So what’s the scoop? Why so busy? Well, we’ve released three new books, back to back, in both print and digital formats, and it’s been that latter part, the digital part, that has taken so much time, as always.

Now, however, we’re pleased to say all three books are available from all major online print and digital retailers globally.

What books? The books listed below.

Popular retailers where you can purchase any of these terrific titles include: Amazon (and Kindle), Chapters (and Kobo), Barnes and Noble (and Nook), Smashwords, Sony, Apple, Books on Board, Diesel, eReadable, Espresso, Goodreads, OmniLit, W.H. Smith, and more. You can even go into your local indie bookseller and ask them to order for you, and they should be able to do that through Coutts Library Services or any of a number of retail distributors, or failing that directly from Five Rivers. We’re very amenable to doing business with indie booksellers.


What’s next? Well, 5000 Mile Journey, a debut novel by Kelly Stephens, is presently in editing and then revision, slated for release late 2012 or early 2013.

Robert Runte is presently writing the introduction for the omnibus of science fiction short stories by H.A. Hargreaves, North by 2000+. This fabulous collection will release early in 2012.

Mik Murdoch, Boy Superhero, a debut young readers’ novel by Michell Plested, is in editing and then revision, slated for release in 2012.

The Insistence of Memory, a young adult novel by Simon Rose, is in the final stages of editing, and due for release in 2012.

Nate Hendley is currently revising his book Dutch Schultz: Brazen Beer Baron of New York. We’re hoping to have that released later this year.

Shermin Nahid Kruse is revising her debut novel, Butterfly Stitching, a profound and disturbing tale of a woman’s escape from the Tehran Revolution of 1979. Release is slated for 2012.

And lastly a completely unpublished, never seen collection of short stories by H.A. Hargreaves, Growing Up Bronx, is presently in editing and and scheduled for release in 2012.

So, lots of work ahead. Lots of exciting books coming up. We’re growing slowly but steadily, putting out what we think are quality books by known and unknown authors, giving voice to Canadian writers who might otherwise have remained silent.

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