Riverdale Avenue Books (RAB) is at the leading edge of the changes in the publishing industry. We publish ebooks and audio books monthly under five imprints: Riverdale Pop, pop culture titles; Riverdale/Magnus Books, a joint venture with award-winning publisher Magnus Books, LGBT titles; Riverdale HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; Riverdale Truth, an erotic memoir line; and Riverdale Desire, an erotica and erotic romance imprint.
Riverdale Ave Books was created to give readers the same immediate gratification they have come to expect from all forms of entertainment. Each imprint of RAB 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, 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 New York 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 N.Y.U.'s Center for Publishing for two decades. She can be reached at Lori@RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
Don Weise, Editorial Director of Magnus/Riverdale, has twenty years of publishing experience, the majority of which has been devoted to LGBT literature. He's served as Publisher of Alyson Books and Senior Editor at Carroll & Graf Publishers and Cleis Press. Don was named by Publishers Weekly as an industry "Change Maker" and listed among Out Magazine's "100 Most Intriguing Gay Men and Lesbians" of the year. Don also sits on the board of the Lambda Literary Foundation and is an author himself. He can be reached at Don@RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
Emily Keyes is overseeing foreign rights for Riverdale Avenue Books. She has a Masters in Publishing from NYU, and worked in Contracts and Permission at Simon & Schuster. She can be reached at Emily@LPerkinsAgency.com.
Ashley Young, Editorial assistant and assistant to the Publisher, is a Lambda Fellow and 2010 VONA Poetry Fellow. She is also working on her first novel. She can be reached at Ashley@RiverdaleAveBooks.com
Judi Fennell, 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
Between the Covers is our branded erotica and erotic romance reading series held in the legendary East Village nightclub, Happy Endings, 302 Broome St, 8-10 p.m. the first Friday of every month. If you will be in NYC at the time we are holding a reading event, we would love to feature you. The reading series is open to all authors of erotica and erotic romance at all publishers. Please contact us at BetweenTheCovers@RiverdaleAveBooks.com. If you or your publisher would like to sponsor an evening, please contact Lori@RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
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