Riverhaven Books

  Redefining publishing to bring

Riverhaven is setting out to redefine publishing. We have three different opportunities to assist authors with getting their books into the hands of readers. Our original model, Riverhaven Books, while not conventional in that our authors pay for our services, is also not a vanity press; not every work meets the standards of Riverhaven Books, but those that do are invited to have the Riverhaven imprint. This allows writers to maintain control over the number of books printed and the authors are responsible for that payment. In turn, Riverhaven does not take any of the profits from the sale of those books, and all books are available through our online store, as well as Kindle and Amazon should the author choose. It's a mutually beneficial relationship.

Another piece of Riverhaven is our ala carte services. Authors can determine which services they would like to utilize and maintain complete control. Titles published in this manner do not carry the Riverhaven name.

Our newest venture, Stream~Lines, is a traditional press. Authors pay nothing for the services, and Riverhaven retains a percentage of royalties. Query letters can be sent to Riverhaven, Query Department, 18 Pearl Street, Whitman, MA 02382.

No matter which route is best in your journey, we look forward to working with you. Hands-on is the philosophy of Riverhaven.  Our attention to detail, while maintaining affordability, is what sets us apart.

Since our inception in August of 2010, Riverhaven has published over one hundred books - everything from light romance to political thrillers and suspense to non-fiction and memoir to children's books and collections of short stories, essays, flash fiction, and poetry. 
Stephanie Blackman (Owner) has always enjoyed reading and working with others to improve their writing skills.  An English professor at a local community college, Stephanie has a strong background in composition as well as literature.  Riverhaven Books is a perfect fit to her skill set.

Stephanie graduated from Eastern Nazarene College in Quincy, MA, with a double major in English and Secondary Education and then received her MEd. from Cambridge College. She taught at both the junior high and high school level for several years. Now she balances teaching and publishing with marriage and raising her two boys.

"I live a well-rounded life doing what I love. I spend time with my family, teach literature and writing, and get to read fantastic books and interact with wonderful authors. I look forward to watching Riverhaven Books continue to grow." ~Stephanie

Would you like to order books? If you don't want to visit our online store, please click here to open a copy of our order form. Print and mail it to us along with a check. We'll happily ship your books to you.

Upcoming Events:

Due to the current circumstances, we do not have anything scheduled as of now.

  • "Stephanie at Riverhaven Books has removed the mystery from publishing and promotion. She guided me through the process with answers to my questions and brilliant ideas. After a..."
    Kathy Handley
    author - a world of love and envy
  • "Riverhaven Books is a fairly new company, but the level of professionalism is fantastic - they reach out to take care of every detail and the final product is concise, attractiv..."
    Virginia Young
    author - Out of the Blue