Five Rivers Publishing

Publisher info

Five Rivers Publishing is an independent micro-publisher of fiction and non-fiction, giving voice to new and established Canadian authors. Five Rivers is committed to bringing publishing back to uncompromising personal editors where it belongs, rather than focus-group marketing. We publish real books by real authors for real readers.

We employ print-on-demand technologies as part of responsible management of environmental and financial resources: by printing only the books required, rather than warehousing thousands, we save trees, energy and capital expenditures, while reducing pollution. We also produce eBooks as part of that mandate.

Five Rivers is committed to producing quality books that have benefited from the scrutiny of a good editor, with attention to layout and cover design. We work closely with our authors throughout the process. And we are very aggressive in our marketing, ensuring both our authors and our titles receive the best possible exposure in the global marketplace.

Where to buy in print

The Rose Guardian
Price: $4.99 $1.25 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 91,040. Language: English. Published: August 1, 2019 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Literature » Literary, Fiction » Fantasy » Contemporary
There is a conversation that should have happened between Vi Cotter and her mother. Now it’s too late.
Caliban
Price: $4.99 $1.25 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 61,590. Language: English. Published: March 1, 2018 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » Adventure, Fiction » Visionary & metaphysical
Rich with characters and character, Caliban marries gorgeous prose and emotional punch. Michael Fletcher Beyond Redemption …an allegory of a person out of place who brings their anchor with them in the form of deep strength and clarity of character. Candas Jane Dorsey Black Wine
Memories, Mother and a Christmas Addiction
Price: $1.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 3,390. Language: English. Published: December 2, 2011 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Holiday » Family
Author Lorina Stephens offers up three tender Christmas stories about Barbara Brown, from ages four through fifteen, set against the backdrop of the Great Depression, WWII, and the indigence of a fatherless home.
Stonehouse Cooks
Price: $4.99 $1.25 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 38,230. Language: English. Published: June 16, 2011 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Nonfiction » Cooking, Food, Wine, Spirits » General cookbooks
Timeless recipes for the 21st century. Lorina Stephens examines the real food revolution from both a modern and historical perspective.
From Mountains of Ice
Price: $4.99 $1.25 USD. (75% off until July 31!) Words: 84,360. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2009 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Fantasy » Dark, Fiction » Fantasy » Paranormal
Sylvio spent the past decade banished from Simare’s court, stripped of land, ancestral home and title.
And the Angels Sang
Series: Great Canadian Short Spec, Book 1. Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 64,710. Language: English. Published: November 18, 2009 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Science fiction » General
In this her fifth book, Lorina Stephens presents a provocative collection of speculative short fiction, from dystopia to utopia, written over the past twenty-five years. Some stories have appeared previously in publications such as On Spec and Sword & Sorceress X, while some make their debut.
Shadow Song
Price: $2.99 USD. (Free until July 31!) Words: 88,030. Language: English. Published: November 17, 2009 by Five Rivers Publishing. Categories: Fiction » Historical » General
Based upon a true tragedy, Shadow Song is set amid the economic ruin that occurred to so many émigrés and British pensioned officers of the 1830s. It is full of psychological and cultural contrasts of two cultures at odds with one another, and an intimate familiarity with pioneer and Ojibwa culture.