Riverdale Avenue Books
Riverdale 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 12 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; Hera featuring both the true and fictional lives and loves of women aged 35 and up; and 120 Days, an LGBT pulp fiction line. Started in 2011 by industry veteran Lori Perkins, Riverdale is a full service publisher, with a foreign rights and film agency department. Visit us at www.RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
Riverdale's books are available at 95 e-vendors including, Amazon, iTunes, Nook and KoBo, as well as to libraries through Overdrive. We are also distributed by Ingram, the largest book distributor in the United States.
Riverdale is a member of the Association of American Publishers and was also named 2014 BiPublisher of the Year by the Bi-Writers Association. Our authors and books have been nominated for, or have won, numerous awards including from the IPPY, the Triangle Awards, the Lambda literary Awards, the Golden Crown Literary Society, the Romance Review and Preditors and Editors.
Riverdale Avenue Books was created to give readers the same immediate gratification they have come to expect from all forms of entertainment. Each RAB imprint represents a genre that we believe is consumable and will keep our readers coming back for more. We will give readers the books they cRAVE.
Lori Perkins , our Publisher, has worked in the publishing industry for more than 25 years as a journalist, editor, author, and literary agent. Originally a journalist who owned a newspaper in Manhattan, Perkins has been a literary agent for two decades, with 8 titles on the NewYork Times best seller list. She was awarded the Outstanding Achievement as an Author Representative from Romantic Times Magazine as well as The Agent of the Year Award from the Romance Writers of America’s NYC chapter. Perkins wrote The Insider's Guide to Getting an Agent (Writers Digest Books), has edited twenty erotica anthologies and more than 100 erotic novels, as well as published erotica under a pseudonym. She has taught writing and editing as an adjunct professor at NYU's Center for Publishing for two decades. She can be reached RAB@RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
Judi Fennell , our Formatting and Production Manager, is an award-winning, multi-talented publishing professional who has written many novels and also knows how to format and upload them. Currently, she is the author of nine romances novels and runs a freelance formatting and production business. www.formatting4U.com
Scott Carpenter, our Artistic Director, has created more than a thousand covers for both print and digital books in his role as Art Director/cover artist at leading digital and print publishing houses, and as an artist for leading best-selling authors such as Lorelei James, Cheyenne McCray, Carrie Anne Ryan and Lora Leigh. His portfolio can be found at scottcarpenter.deviantart.com. He is also a published author.
Between the Covers, is our branded erotica and erotic romance reading series. Our Downtown Series is held at People Lounge (163 Allen Street, New York City) on the first Friday of every Month at 7pm and our Uptown Series is held at An Beal Bocht (445 West 238th Street, Riverdale, NY), on the 2nd Monday of every month at 7pm. RAB is the only Publisher in New York City with its own reading series open to all authors of erotica and erotic romance.
If you will be in the area at the time we are holding a reading event, we would love to feature you. Please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Also, you can see our blog at BTC Blog.
RiverdaleAveBooks.blogspot.com is our blog where we post calls for anthologies and books on a regular basis.