One of things I'm going to work harder at this year is shouting out small presses, especially e-presses. It's not easy to run any small business these days and I have a lot of respect for anyone running any small press. It's hard work.
So here's a link to a small press in New York that I've worked with, Riverdale Avenue Books. I have nothing but positive things to say and I enjoy working with them. The pace is even, the final product is something I love, and they release many different types of books in e-book or paperback.
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 weekly under eight imprints: Riverdale Pop, pop culture titles; Riverdale/Magnus Books, the award-winning imprint of LGBT titles; Riverdale Dagger, a mystery thriller imprint, Riverdale HSF, a horror, science fiction and fantasy line; Riverdale Truth, an erotic memoir line; Riverdale Desire, an erotica and erotic romance imprint, Riverdale Sports, a sports imprint and Riverdale Gaming, a gaming 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.
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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 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 at rab@RiverdaleAveBooks.com.
You can check it out at the link above. Lori Perkins has been dubbed the "Fairy Godmother of Writers" because she's given so many writers a chance to get published. And it's true. She did that for me once.
Here's my author page at Riverdale.
You can buy books directly from them instead of using a third party. When you do that it helps small presses and authors, not to mention giving jobs to editors, cover artists, and tech people. And if gives Amazon a little competition, which they need.
Naked Selfies of a Good Christian Vlogger
I know that sounds like big time clickbait, but it's a true story and one I thought shouldn't be missed.
A Christian vlogger who has some kind of online web show with his wife that has a HUGE following wound up having an online affair, and this is his statement:
“It was actually nearly a year ago, someone reached out to me-sent me some pictures and stuff–a girl-and I, instead of blocking her and moving on-decided to flirt with the idea of responding and basically had an online affair for like 5 months…This went on in the beginning of May and I told Brittney, I felt terrible-I knew what I was doing was wrong. I wasn’t even looking for this-something just fell into my lap (no pun intended) and instead of ignoring it-I fell into it and it just spiraled out of control. I felt terrible, I said I have an amazing family, I have an amazing wife and I ended it with this girl-and ever since then we’ve been in counseling…”
You can read more about that here. I don't know what to say. I didn't even know you could have an "online affair" up until a few years ago and I'm a gay sinner according to most far right Christians.
Ass Naked Millionaire Guy Pranks Pedestrians
There's this guy (I'm not sure what city this is) who has so much money he's not sure what to do with his spare time so he goes around pranking people on the street. If I were reviewing the video I would call it a show of exhibitionism and really bad taste.
All those age-old adages like “appearances can be deceiving” and “you can’t judge a book by its cover” get a workout in a new video that features a seemingly homeless man clad only in a dirty bathrobe asking strangers on the sidewalk to loan their cellphones so he can make a quick call. Imagine their surprise when the person he calls is the fancy white-gloved chauffeur of his sleek black Rolls Royce and the homeless dude drops his robe to reveal his sexy thong-clad booty. It’s all in the spirit of human kindness.
You can read more here and there's a video. It is naked fun and I love naked fun, but this one sounds a little creepy to me. The article says he's pretending to be "homeless." If he wasn't a millionaire and if he really was homeless and he went around flashing his big square shaped middle aged ass this way on the street I wonder how long it would take before he got arrested. Most of the comments seem to agree with me.
Fangsters Book 2
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