Tuesday, June 6, 2017

We're Doing a TOP SECRET Book on Watergate

We’re looking for interns who want to be a a part of this fast-paced, in-your-face literary experience.  Think Pentagon Papers meets The Daily Show.

We need interns to do research in the next 10 days.  If you know of others who might be interested in helped, please let me know.

We’re hoping to publish REALLY SOON.

Please have anyone who wants to help email me asap. Virtual interns are fine.

All interns will get an acknowledgment in the book, as well as a copy of both the print and ebook.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

TRANS/gressive by Riki Wilchins Just Pubbed


Before Caitlyn Jenner became America’s most famous transgender personality, Riki Wilchins was leading the fight for transgender rights.  Riverdale Avenue Books, a leading LGBT publisher, is releasing a new book by Riki Wilchins documenting the history of transgender activism titled TRANS/gressive: How Transgender Activists Took on Gay Rights, Feminism, the Media & Congress...and Won! on June 1st to kick off Pride Month.

In this first person history-memoir, Riki Wilchins takes the reader through the long and winding road of trans rights from the early days of anti-trans rights in segments of the feminist movement, to the murder of transwomen such as Brandon Teena, through the fight to include trans rights amongst those of the ‘Gay and Lesbian” community. Wilchins shares early photos and documents from those days of protest from the 1900’s to the present.

“As America focuses more on trans rights, and becomes more aware of the impact of these gender issues, this comprehensive, in-your-face, first-person account of the trans rights movement is an important document, both for its historic record and personal story.” said Lori Perkins, Publisher. “There is nothing else like it, and Riki Wilchins is the only one who could tell this tale so comprehensibly and compassionately.”

“This was a story that I thought might get lost forever. When we did the things in this book – protesting, forming groups, demonstrating — they were obscure current events — even the gay press ignored us. Two decades later they've become history, but one in danger of being lost for good,” explained author Riki Wilchins.  “Folks today see Caitlyn and Janet and Laverne and they think it's always been this way. It hasn't. There's a backstory to all of that. There’s a place it all started. This book is that story. This is how a handful of genderqueers started a gender revolution

Wednesday, May 24, 2017

M/M Dancing Dirty by Ryan Field



The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books is releasing Dancing Dirty by best-selling Lambda Award winning author Ryan Fields, a retelling of the classic film Dirty Dancing using gay characters, just prior to the ABC live airing on May 24th.

Dancing Dirty takes place in the summer of 1978, the middle of the disco era, and dancing is one of the hottest trends. But 18-year-old Junior has never seen the inside of a gay bar or danced with another man. His mother and father think he's just shy about meeting girls and that he'll grow out of it. All Junior cares about is meeting the right man and falling in love.

But when his parents buy a summer home in an exclusive resort community in the mountains of northeastern Pennsylvania, his prospects of finding love don't look too promising. While his mother and father enjoy all the amenities of the resort, and his sister is flirting with one of the waiters, Junior mopes around watching everyone else have fun. That is until he meets a handsome young dance instructor named Carlo who changes his life in ways he'd never dreamed were possible.

From the minute Junior lays eyes on Carlo, he knows he's in love. In order to prove his love, he's willing to make personal sacrifices that no one else has ever been willing to make for Carlo.

“Dirty Dancing is a timeless classic whose themes of doing the right things no matter who you love transcend gender, ”said Publisher Lori Perkins.

“I was excited to retell this tale with a gay twist,” said Author Ryan Field. “I hope the readers enjoy it as much as I did when I wrote it.”

Monday, May 1, 2017

Gone with the Dead Comes to RT Convention


Riverdale Avenue Books has joined forces with the Romantic Times convention, held in Atlanta this weekend, to give all participants of the upcoming conference a free ebook entitled Gone with the Dead edited by Lori Perkins. The new anthology includes stories based on both Atlanta, Georgia classics Gone with the Wind and The Walking Dead.

The Gone with the Dead anthology includes 16 stories from multiple New York Times and USA Today best-selling writers. Each one is a unique interpretation of this concept of Southern love and death.  There is profound love and extreme gore--some even in the same story, and all sorts of undead from the expected zombies to vampires and shapeshifters, ghosts, devils, and even bugs and gators.

“So it was no surprise that we received more than 100 short stories in a mere two-month deadline when we put the call out for contributions.  Some stories were sent in the very first day this anthology was announced,” said Publisher and Editor Lori Perkins. “Of course, that meant that the range of stories was wide, as well.  I expected a lot of zombie stories – and you will see your fair share of them in here – but there are many kinds of zombies.  Because of the Gone with the Wind angle, I was really looking for stories that had a Civil War flavor, and you’ll find some truly clever ways these writers have woven that in as well.”

A reading with authors will be held on May 4th at The Downtown Atlanta Hyatt from 5:45 to 6:45 The readers will include: Xio Axelrod, R.L. Merrill, Isabelle Drake and Kimberlie Faye. Riverdale Avenue Books will also hold their signature dirty word raffle for awesome prizes, which will include Aftermath Makeup kits from Dear Bloody Mary,  Crated With Love Boxes date night subscription box for couples and Infectious Love personalized zombie romance novel from YourNovel.com

The book is FREE to Romantic Times attendees and their friends from May 3rd through May 8th on RiverdaleAveBooks.com website with the code GWTDRT2017.

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.

Thursday, April 20, 2017

First American Book on Canadian Rock Band The Tragically Hip


On August 20th, 2016 11.7 million Canadians stood transfixed, watching the final concert of The Tragically Hip, and the rest of the world asked, “Who is this band?” New York Times best-selling pop journalist Marc Shapiro answers that question in the first American book about this Canadian rock band that largely shunned the spotlight but has become the standard bearer of a resurgent sense of Canadian pride and patriotism.

What is Hip? The Life And Times Of The Tragically Hip delves deep beneath the surface of this rock and roll story to discover how a band that spent more than three decades in the rock and roll trenches selling millions of albums and opening for the likes of The Rolling Stones, The Who and Led Zeppelin’s Page & Plant, remained almost unknown outside their home country, even as they rose to the level of rock royalty in Canada.

Through extensive research and some well-placed sources, author Shapiro has put together a complete look at The Tragically Hip’s rise from humble Kingston roots to endless tours, the internal struggles to keep their music fresh and the fanatic loyalty they fostered in millions of Canadian fans of all ages and generations. Fans that would unite to honor the band and shed more than a few tears when it was announced that singer Gord Downie had been diagnosed with brain cancer and that The Hip were about to embark on what may well be their final tour.

“What drew me to The Tragically Hip was a lot of questions I had,” author Shapiro said. “The most enticing to me being ‘How did they do it?’ “This was a band that almost completely avoided compromises creatively and business wise. And to be honest, their career might have turned out easier and different if they hadn’t. But you’ve got to admire anyone, band or mortal, who forges their own path regardless of the consequences. I had to know what makes rugged individualists tick and this book answers those questions.”

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

RAB Publication Party Tonight at NYC’s KGB Lit Bar for “1984 in the 21st Century” Anthology


New York, NY: (April 5, 2017)—The innovative hybrid publisher, Riverdale Avenue Books will hold a publication and launch party for 1984 in the 21st Century with readings from the essay collection from a selection of the authors at New York City’s quirky literary bar, KGB’s, in the East Village.

The new anthology features essays on how George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 still resonates nearly seven decades after it was published. The anthology will be published on April 4th, 2017, the date on which the novel begins in the classic dystopian novel, and will be free online at RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

After the novel 1984 made the #1 spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, Riverdale Avenue Books put out an international call for submissions of essays. Articles in the book include such notable writers as science fiction legend David Brin, Yahoo News columnist Matt Bai, feminist academic Melissa Febos, and 20 others authors, as well as average citizens.

“We thought the location of a former Soviet watering hole was the perfect place for a reading of essays about surveillance and ThoughtCrime in the 21st century,” said Publisher Lori Perkins.

Anticipated readers include Perry Brass, Sherri Donovan, David Jester, Marc Polite and Alexander Urbelis and Aaron Zwintscher. Print books will be available for sale (and signing).

Monday, April 3, 2017

1984 in the 21st Century FREE on RAB Website TODAY ONLY




Riverdale Avenue Books Partners with Alamo Draft House and the Anthology Film Archives for Free Copies of 1984 in the 21st Century Anthology

-Free Digital Downloads of the New Book will be given to Audience Attending 1984 Showings on April 4th -

Riverdale Avenue Books will give audiences at the Alamo Draft House in Yonkers and Anthology Film Archives in NYC free digital copies of 1984 in the 21st Century as part of a national protest showing of the movie 1984 at 200 theaters. The new anthology features essays on how George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 still resonates nearly seven decades after it was published. The anthology will be published on April 4th, 2017, the date on which the novel begins in the classic dystopian novel, and will be free online at RiverdaleAveBooks.com.

After the novel 1984 made the #1 spot on Amazon’s best-seller list, Riverdale Avenue Books put out an international call for submissions of essays. Articles in the book include such notable writers as science fiction legend David Brin, Yahoo News columnist Matt Bai, feminist academic Melissa Febos, and 20 others authors, as well as average citizens.

“With the current political climate, it’s no wonder that 1984 is now #1 on the best-seller lists,” said Publisher and Anthology Editor Lori Perkins. “Readers and writers relate to the political zeitgeist in the novel in current events right now. It gives us all something to think about!”

On April 4th, 2017, audiences at the Alamo Draft House in Yonkers and Anthology Film Archives will receive a card with a code for their free book. Fans of 1984 can still receive a digital ebook of 1984 in the 21st Century by entering the code 1984FREE on RiverdaleAveBooks.com on April 4th.

Downloads of the book are available for sale after the release date at RiverdaleAveBooks.com and also at Amazon, Barnes & Nobles Nook, iTunes, Kobo and where digital and print books are sold.