Rivertowns Books in the news

November 1, 2020: Today is the start of National Family Caregivers Month--a time to recognize the generosity, compassion, and hard work of more than 50 million Americans who are caring for parents, spouses, or aging relatives at home. If you're one of these unsung heroes, or know someone who is, check out our new book When Caregiving Calls by Aaron Blight. BookLife Reviews made it an Editor's Choice and wrote, "This outstanding guide will be a lifesaver for anyone saddled with these immense responsibilities and seeking peace of mind," while Kirkus Reviews praised its "Candid, compassionate, and comforting caregiving advice."

April 25, 2020: A second superb review for Partner with Purpose by consultant Steve Schmida, on the heels of the rave from Kirkus (see below). His book on cross-sector partnerships won equal praise from BookLife, the indie publisher review site hosted by Publishers Weekly. Our favorite line: "This valuable guide is both a spirited entreaty and practical road map for powerful collaborations between businesses and mission-driven organizations." Well done, Steve!

April 10, 2020: An honor authors covet is a favorable writeup in Kirkus Reviews, which has served as an authoritative guide to the quality of new books for librarians and other serious readers since 1933. Partner with Purpose by consultant Steve Schmida, due to be published on June 2, just earned one of the strongest Kirkus reviews we've recently seen. It describes the book using words like "intriguing," "compelling," "captivating," and "engaging," then concludes: "Authoritative, all-encompassing, and richly detailed; a highly valuable partnership playbook." Congratulations, Steve! We're proud to be your publishers.

December 15, 2019: How often does an author have opera legend Kathleen Battle turn up unexpectedly at a book signing--and then get to hear her sing a verse from a favorite hymn whose lyrics happen to include the title of his book? That's what happened to Dr. Ewart Brown, premier of Bermuda from 2006 to 2010, when he greeted 200 guests for an event at New York's Fashion Institute of Technology honoring his book Whom Shall I Fear? TV personality Star Jones interviewed Doc Brown.

October 30, 2019: Another honor for Alex Counts's Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind : Forbes Nonprofit Council, made up of leading nonprofit executives, included this title in their new list of 12 Must-Read Books for Nonprofit EmployeesCongrats again, Alex!

August 30, 2019: We love this. The most respected publication in the nonprofit world, The Chronicle of Philanthropy, just ran its latest recommended reading list, featuring thirteen books of value and importance. Several are by famous authors with best-selling prior titles to their credit. But the book highlighted as the Editor's Pick is Alex Counts's Changing the World Without Losing Your Mind.  Congrats, Alex!

June 18, 2019: A marvelous review of Alex Counts's book by Alexandra Fiorillo, writing on the website of the Center for Financial Inclusion. Money quote: "For those of us who’ve worked in the social impact field for a few years or more, Alex’s enthusiasm rekindles our own optimism and energy like a strong cup of coffee on a cold morning."

June 11, 2019: The NextBillion website is dedicated to exploring the links between enterprise and development. Check out this thoughtful dialogue about building a successful nonprofit, the development of microfinance, and the career challenges faced by mission-driven leaders, between editor Jim Militser and author Alex Counts.

June 5, 2019: Writing your book is just the first step in becoming a happy and successful author. Read Alex Counts's 27 Tips for Promoting Your Book on a Budget. Great advice for authors drawn from real-life experience!

May 15, 2019: "In the summer of 1990, before 'self-care' became a catchphrase, 22-year-old Alex Counts saw first-hand what burnout looked like."  On Stories Beneath the Shell, David DeWeaver writes about the life lessons Alex Counts is now teaching. Read the story.

May 9, 2019: Alex Counts has enjoyed a remarkably successful career in the world of social entrepreneurship. So why has he written a book that's filled with stories of his failures, mistakes, and troubles?  Read the press release.

Congratulations to Aaron Blight, just named a winner in the 2020 Best Indie Books Awards, "an international literary award contest recognizing outstanding achievement by independent authors." His book When Caregiving Calls won top honors in the Non-Fiction: Caregiving category. We're proud to be your publisher, Aaron!