Key Porter Loss, Five Rivers Gain

Patrick Lima & John Scanlan

The publishing world heard of the demise of one more icon of Canadian publishing this week, Key Porter. The report wasn’t exactly surprising, given Key Porter had closed its Toronto offices in the fall of 2010 and moved to owner Fenn’s offices in Bolton. Even previous to that Key Porter was shedding its midlist authors in an attempt to restructure.

What was Key Porter’s loss, however, has become Five Rivers’ gain; last year we signed a publishing deal with former Key Porter gardening gurus, Patrick Lima and John Scanlan. The green-thumbed duo proposed a revised, updated and expanded version of their orphaned book, The Organic Home Gardener.

That book is now in editing with our own Robert Runte and scheduled for release late summer or early fall this year.

For more information about The Organic Home Gardener, go to our blog post of October 7, 2010.

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