Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Happy Spanksgiving!




Riverdale Avenue Books just released an anthology of spanking stories for the Thanksgiving holidays entitled Spanksgiving. This is a tradition of similar titles in their innovative line of seasonal erotic romance short story collections such as Superbowl Smut and Happy MILF Day.

The book features Thanksgiving smut from Jack Stratton, Renee Rose, Ryan Field, Louisa Bacio, Oleander Plume, Lissa Trevor, Trinity Blacio, Jennifer Williams, and by DL King.

“I was thinking about how there isn’t much erotica about this time of year and then thought of how much fun it would be do just that for this holiday,” said publisher and anthology editor Lori Perkins. “Thanksgiving certainly has the right elements for naughty fun - four days off from work, too much of a good thing, and the possibility of chasing down an old flame.”

Downloads of this book are available at RiverdaleAveBooks.com and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

You Must Remember This, a Gay Retelling of Casablanca, Pubs on 75th Anniversary of Classic Film

In honor of the 75th anniversary of the movie classic Casablanca’s release, Riverdale Avenue Books is releasing You Must Remember This by John Michael Curlovich, a gay retelling of Casablanca.  

In this retelling of the WW II love story, the author supposes that the nightclub owner, Frank, and his close friend the jazz singer, Dan, were lovers in the military, which brought  them to Morroco.  But Frank fell in love with a woman when they were in Paris, and she failed to follow him to Morocco, until the novel opens. You Must Remember This asks the reader to wonder if Frank will end up with Dan or Lilli or even the handsome French Prefect of Police. 

 From the very first time I saw Casablanca I knew it was something special, a pitch-perfect blend of script, direction, acting, design and cinematography.  But there was something else, something that spoke to me on an intimate level,” said author John Michael Curlovich. “I had learned very early to decode the signals that directors and screenwriters used to suggest gayness without ever being explicit about it.”

“I had read an earlier version of this novel years ago, and I just loved it,” said Publisher Lori Perkins added. “I wanted to bring it back to publication for this important anniversary.”
Downloads of this book are available at RiverdaleAveBooks.com and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.

Monday, November 6, 2017

#MeToo Essay Book is OUT!


Riverdale Avenue Books, an award-winning woman-owned leading hybrid publisher, is releasing a collection of 26 essays in reaction to the hastag MeToo on twitter after the multiple revelations of sexual predation in Hollywood, and elsewhere. The authors see #MeToo as the tipping point of the need for change and the book calls for ways to figure out how to drive that change forward making the movement more than a hashtag.

More than 16 million people had posted their #MeToo story and support against sexual harassment by mid-October as a reaction to Rose McGowan’s brave admission that she had allegedly been raped by Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein.  A groundswell of reaction to and exposure of this sexual predation was unleashed that has spread throughout Europe and beyond. New revelations of unacceptable behavior in every industry break every day as people come forward in response to the viral #MeToo posts. Protests are scheduled such as the “Take back the Workplace” Hollywood march in November of 2017, and legislation is being drafted in New York and California to finally change the way things have been for far too long.

This is the turning point. Things are going to change.
 Said Publisher and Editor Lori Perkins. “While I was encouraging everyone to speak up and do something about #MeToo, I realized I have a press, I can publish a book. This is an historic moment and it needs to be memorialized, passed around and passed on. Although social media is a fantastic means of igniting a fire, it needs to keep burning, like a torch.”

The essays were donated by the authors and the ebook will be avaiable free wherever ebooks can be downlaoded.  The print editon is being released at cost for $6.99.

Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Llamada para ensayos #YO TAMBIÉN:


Llamada para ensayos

#YO TAMBIÉN:
Ensayos sobre cómo y por qué sucedió esto,
Lo que significa, y cómo asegurarse de que nunca vuelva a suceder

Fecha de vencimiento: 23 de octubre de 2017

Todas las mujeres que conozco están hablando de las acusaciones de acoso sexual y violación de Harvey Weinstein, y la oleada de reacción y exposición que ha desatado.

Ninguna mujer se sorprendió por la respuesta al apagón de Twitter que pidió Rose McGowan, o por la cantidad de tweets que dibujó la campaña #MeToo.

Pero ahora que?

Este es un punto de inflexión, y debe ser memorializado y transmitido   y pasado, y aunque Twitter es un medio fantástico de encender un fuego, debe seguir ardiendo, como una antorcha.

Soy una mujer de palabra Como periodista entrenado, propietario de un periódico, escritor y ahora editor de Riverdale Avenue Books, creo en el poder y la permanencia de las palabras impresas.

Entonces, Riverdale Avenue Books, una mujer propietaria de la principal editorial de libros electrónicos, está poniendo su dinero, palabras y poder detrás de esto y publicando una colección de ensayos titulada

#YO TAMBIÉN:
Ensayos sobre cómo y por qué sucedió esto,
Lo que significa, y cómo asegurarse de que nunca vuelva a ocurrir.

Este libro trata sobre el futuro, no una colección de recuerdos de hostigamiento. Necesitamos voces, nuestras voces, para descubrir qué podemos hacer y hacerlo, y para transmitirlo de manera viral.

Así que estoy pidiendo ensayos de todos, no solo mujeres, sobre lo anterior desde 250 palabras en adelante. Enviar como una palabra doc con una breve biografía.

El libro se distribuirá gratis como un libro electrónico (Riverdale está en conversaciones con Amazon para asociarse con nosotros para regalar la edición impresa de manera gratuita; si no lo harán, solo le cobraremos el costo).

Entonces no hay paga. Pero nunca hay para un movimiento o para cambiar las opiniones de la sociedad.

Mi socio comercial me preguntó "¿Por qué estamos haciendo esto?" Le dije, porque podemos y porque podemos donar nuestro tiempo y recursos y cerrar este libro sin tener que ir a una junta directiva y explicar por qué estamos haciendo Esto, a diferencia de todas las otras casas editoriales que están llenas de conflictos y políticas internas de género.

Así que piensen en este libro como los Papeles del Pentágono del feminismo.

Vamos a publicar la próxima semana. Nuestra fecha objetivo es el 26 de octubre.

Así que cuéntales a tus amigos, a los escritores que admiras, a cualquier persona que conozcas que tenga una historia que contar o pensamientos para compartir, o que alguna vez haya dicho: "Sabes qué deberíamos hacer ...".

Hagamos historia. Vamos a cambiar nuestro mundo

¡Mostrémosle al mundo lo que realmente significa el adagio feminista "lo personal es político"!

Envíe sus ensayos a: submissions@riverdaleavebooks.com

Lori Perkins,
Publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books


Acerca de los libros de Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale Avenue Books es un editor híbrido premiado e innovador a la vanguardia de los cambios en la industria editorial. Publicamos libros electrónicos, impresos y audiolibros en 11 impresos: Deseo, una huella de romance erótico / erótico; Riverdale / Magnus, la galardonada marca de los títulos LGBT; Pop, con títulos de cultura pop; Miedo, una línea de terror; SFF, una línea de fantasía de ciencia ficción; Verdad, una línea de memorias erótica; Daga, una impresión de misterio de suspenso; Deportes y juegos con títulos de deportes y juegos; Verve, con títulos de estilo de vida; y Hera, con las vidas y los amores verdaderos y ficticios de las mujeres de 35 años en adelante.

Nuestros autores han sido finalistas y han ganado numerosos premios, incluidos IPPY's, Lambda Literary Awards, AMA Bloom Lista de ALA, la Asociación de Escritores Bíblicos, Golden Crown Literary Association, Rainbow Book Awards y Triangle Awards.
Visítenos en www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

Call for Essays for #ME TOO book


Call for Essays for

#ME TOO:
Essays About How and Why This Happened,
What it Means, and How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again

Due Date: October 23, 2017

Every woman I know is talking about Harvey Weinstein’s sexual harassment and rape accusations, and the groundswell of reaction and exposure this has unleashed.

No woman was surprised by the response to the Twitter blackout that Rose McGowan called for, or the number of tweets the #MeToo campaign drew.

But now what?

This is a turning point, and it needs to be memorialized and passed around and passed on, and although Twitter is a fantastic means of igniting a fire, it needs to keep burning, like a torch.

I’m a word woman. As a trained journalist, a newspaper owner, a writer, and now the Publisher of Riverdale Avenue Books, I believe in the power and permanence of words in print.

So Riverdale Avenue Books, a woman owned leading e-book publisher, is putting its money, words and power, behind this and publishing a collection of essays titled

#ME TOO:
Essays About How and Why This Happened,
What it Means, and How to Make Sure it Never Happens Again.

This book is about the future—not a collection of harassment memories.  We need voices—our voices—to figure out what we can do, and do it, and to pass it round virally.

So I’m asking for essays from everyone—not just women—about the above from 250 words and up. Send as a word doc with a brief bio. 

The book will be distributed free as an ebook (Riverdale is in discussions with Amazon to partner with us to give away the print edition for free—if they won’t, we’ll just charge cost).

So there’s no pay.  But there never is for a movement or for changing society’s views.

My business partner asked me “why are we doing this?”   I told him, because we can and because we can donate our time and resources and crash this book out without having to go before a board of directors and explain why we’re doing it, unlike all the other mainstream publishing houses that are rife with conflicts and internal gender politics.

So think of this book as feminism’s Pentagon Papers. 

We’re going to publish next week.  Our target date is October 26th.

So tell your friends, writers you admire, anyone who you know has a story to tell or thoughts to share, or who has ever said, “You know what we should do….”

Let’s make history. Let’s change our world.

Let’s show the world what the feminist adage “the personal is political!” really means.

Submit your essays to: submissions@riverdaleavebooks.com

Lori Perkins,
Publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books


About Riverdale Avenue Books
Riverdale Avenue Books is an award winning, innovative hybrid publisher at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry.  We publish e-books, print, and audio books under 11 imprints: Desire, an erotica/erotic romance imprint; Riverdale/Magnus, the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Pop, featuring pop culture titles; Afraid, a horror line; SFF, a science fiction fantasy line; Truth, an erotic memoir line; Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint; Sports and Gaming featuring sports and gaming titles; Verve, featuring lifestyle titles; and Hera, featuring both the true and fictional lives and loves of women aged 35 and up.

Our authors have been finalists and won numerous awards including IPPY’s, Lambda Literary Awards, ALA’s Amelia Bloom List, the Bi-Writers Association, Golden Crown Literary Association, Rainbow Book Awards, and Triangle Awards. 

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Burn the Binary! Collected Writing of Trans-Activist Riki Wilchins (with some awesome cover art)!




Riki Wilchins has been in the forefront of the the transgender movement for three decades leading the fight for rights before Caitlyn Jenner was a household name. Riverdale Avenue Books, the leading LGBT publisher, is releasing a collection of essays by Riki Wilchins documenting the struggle of transgender activism titled Burn the Binary! Select Writings on the Politics of Being Trans Genderqueer and Nonbinary.

Her incredible journey for fighting for transgender rights led Riki to author four books on genderqueer, transgender politics and queer theory. She has been a pioneer, influential thinker and writer for a quarter of a century. This single volume offers a selection of Riki’s most penetrating and insightful pieces, as well as the best of two decades of Riki’s online columns for The Advocate. Her pieces have reached millions of readers and included groundbreaking pieces like I have been told I’m no longer transsexual, Schlumpy White Guys, and the extremely successful essay Transexual Dinosaurs .

The cover features a unique portrait of Riki from artist Blake Chamberlain, a painter and trans man. The painting was originally a part of a grant based portrait series called “Trans American History,“ which featured ten American Trans activists. Riki was chosen as one of the ten due to her leadership and writings that created trans awareness, advancement, and inclusion.

“Riki Wilchins has been an important and powerfully consistent voice for transgender rights for a very long time,” said Publisher Lori Perkins. ”This collection shows that journey in an eloquent way."

Friday, September 29, 2017

Need Stories for Our Deadworld Tribute Anthology


We contracted to put together a Deadworld anthology and then Gary Reed, the founder, passed away.  Tom Monteleone wrote an intro, which is great, but we need more stories for this awesome 80's zombie comic book classic. We want this to be a real tribute, not a thin chapbook. 

We’re pubbing at the end of the month, but we can turn things around quickly. Previously published is fine, if they can tweak it to fit in the Deadworld universe. Also memories and tributes.  Get the word out please.

Call for Submissions on
Deadworld
Riverdale Avenue Books’ horror imprint, Afraid, is proud to announce an open call for submissions for short stories and essays on the world of the classic zombie apocalypse comic book, Deadworld. Deadworld was the original zombie apocalypse comic series, first published in 1987, featured a graphic, transgressive, heavy-metal world of ruined cities, biker gangs, demons and chilling hordes of the walking dead that captivated audiences at the dawn of the modern age of comic books.
Riverdale Avenue Books seeks prose fiction and essays alike that can recapture the energy, impact and themes of the original comic while bringing to the work the contemporary sensibilities and additional development that have arisen from the past thirty years of zombie fiction. Essays on the impact of the series, its place in zombie history and culture and tributes to the comic’s late creator, Gary Reed are welcome and appreciated.
Fiction submissions should range from 1,000 to 7,000 words, while essays should range from 500 to 2,5000. Please include a brief autiobiography with your submission.
Payment will be a pro-rata share of all revenue split equally among the authors. Each author will receive a digital copy of the book, as well as one print copy.
Riverdale Avenue Books is a hybrid publisher, with simultaneous publication in the English language throughout the world with 95 e-vendors, as well as print copies available to bookstores and libraries. We have an aggressive subrights agent who will be handling the audio and foreign rights.
                  All submissions must be sent to lori@riverdaleavebooks.com