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We have à la carte options to assist authors who wish to pursue Print On Demand with Amazon and KDP Select, as well as help with book files for Ingram, the largest book distributor in the nation. This is a paid service, we do not collect, hold or distribute royalties.

We process all aspects of the book. Hardcover, soft cover paper books and eBooks. We can show you how to publish POD with Paperback/hardback books to be distributed and made available to brick and mortar bookstore outlets and online. Or we can do it for you.

Book covers are created as well as the interior book design for paper publishing. Our eBooks are all hand design coded. We do not aggregate PDF files or Word doc files with software. We have found over time that these types of methods can bring unpredictable results. All books are coded in XHTML 1.1 and pass the Epubcheck v4 validator prior to distribution.

ISBN are provided as well graphic placement. We can take care of copyrighting, Library of Congress and Writers Guild registration for fiction/non-fiction writers. All material is turned into a paper and digital formats. The product looks the same all through the process.

"I have published with four publishers and the services of River3 are at or above the best of them. They were able to find an ideal cover for my book, then most agreeably made the changes I requested. Their personnel were a delight to work with throughout the process."
"River3 Digital converted my paperback to e-format quickly and smoothly. I appreciated River3's professionalism throughout the process."
"Special thanks to River3 and my deepest gratitude for all you’ve done to make this possible, as well as for a beautiful cover and interior and countless hours spent polishing the final version of the books."
Arielle Hunter
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A book video is helpful as well. We create a video for your book that shows your own introduction and highlights. Your video can go on Facebook as well as your book website. Today’s web visitor wants to see and hear your message rather than just read it. According to the Online Publishers Association, 80% of your visitors will watch a video and 52% of those visitors will take the call to action.

Streaming video delivers nearly three times higher brand awareness and message association, and more than 100% higher purchase intent and online ad awareness than non-rich media ads.” – Dynamic Logic MarketNorms Report –

River3 Digital Press does a lot of book covers for other publishers. We handle the graphics for the front and back, the placement of your photo, and ISBN barcodes. We design for hardcover sleeves, paperback and digital eBooks. We can make you bookmarks to distribute as well with QR codes that go to your site. We can do paper or digital book covers ala carte just drop us a line. Or pick-up on our book package.

A Far Strange Country : Banquet of Choices
Author: Arielle Hunter
Vol: 1 of 2
Pages: 455
Category: Fiction – Historical/Popular
ISBN:  978-0-9834442-5-1 (Paperback)
Publisher: River3 Digital Press
Library of Congress No. 2014932281 (Vol. 1)

A Far Strange Country : Feast of Consequences
Author: Arielle Hunter
Vol: 2 of 2
Pages: 461
Category: Fiction – Historical/Popular
ISBN:  978-0-9834442-9-9 (Paperback)
Publisher: River3 Digital Press
Library of Congress No. 2014932281 (Vol. 2)

“Parker, Deborah's spiritual advisor, came in with a group of his followers, shadowed by a half-cocked security guard. He wore a long, loose caftan of un-dyed linen, Parker appeared to be all of a single non-descript color. Neither white nor blonde, his hair was a shade somewhere in between and cut so short it was almost shaved. His skin -- the color of sand. And his pale eyes -- not quite green, blue, or gray. It seemed that in the mystic void created by his presence, color simply drained away.”

Arielle Hunter’s debut novel, A Far Strange Country: Banquet of Choices, takes place against the backdrop of social unrest, the rise of the drug culture, upheaval and assassinations. Like postcards from the past, cinematic description and scintillating dialog bring elements of 1968 California to life in this tightly-written, fast-paced novel.

Thrown into the mix are Buck and Pauline Harper who are trying to ride out 1968 on their ranch in the Sierra Nevada foothills. A telegram arrives, telling them that their son is in a San Francisco hospital following a drug overdose. They find Steven in the hospital half paralyzed and barely conscious, and discover that they are grandparents to a three year-old boy whose mother is Steven’s 18 year old girlfriend Shara.

At the same time in Los Angeles, Donatello Dragghi is lying low to stay out of the line of fire from the organized crime family. After messing with the wrong man’s mistress he was forced to leave Europe where he was a big movie star. He is also an epileptic and prone to seizures. The person who takes the brunt of the neglect and abuse is his young wife Slovika who was bought from a Serbian Gypsy in a forced marriage.  

Then there’s Parker, the pop-culture guru and author who is suspected of murdering a follower to acquire a property in Big Sur and in the process wears the diamond ring of the man presumed missing or dead. He has a disciple and personal assistant named Gregg who tries to balance Parker’s brilliance with his own mundane life.

The two-book series takes place in San Francisco, Berkeley, Napa, Los Angeles, Big Sur and the Sierra Nevada foothills of California. Hippies, ranchers and film stars illustrate the central theme: actions have consequences, and you reap what you sow.

It’s much like the movie, On Golden Pond meeting Psych-Out. But I was adamant that the novel not be filled with hippie clichés and cheap shots about a time and place of monumental significance that changed our nation forever. I did, however, want to include California lore, and nostalgic bits and pieces that were once familiar, but now almost forgotten.
– Arielle Hunter –

Click here for a FREE download of the first 6 chapters of A Far Strange Country!

What Readers Are Saying About A FAR STRANGE COUNTRY

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“The author is a trained artist but what struck me most about ‘A Far Strange Country’ was the author’s ability to evoke atmosphere with a light and confident touch and using the senses to bring about character development.”

“She [Arielle Hunter] used such beautiful words to describe the 60s. Can’t wait for the second book. Please hurry I’m dying here.”

“The author does not lack vocabulary and knows how to turn a sentence quite poetically . . . this story could provide the basis for an interesting movie.”

“I read the book. I swear I squealed like a school girl with a crush. I love, love, love this book.”

“I felt as if I was reading a good movie that had been made in the 1960s about the 1960s. . .”

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“It’s beautifully written, with lyrical touches . . .”

“This trip to ‘A Far Strange Country’ was a wild and emotional one, but totally worth the price of admission!”

“What a finish. Ms. Hunter knows how to write, that’s for sure, and she knows how to draw a reader in. Excellent work, bring on book 2!”

“Beneath the backdrop of the excitement and danger of the time’s social and cultural changes, we also unravel the author’s amazing creative writing style. ‘A Far Strange Country’ is one novel that is absolutely worth picking up.”

“I would certainly recommend A Far Strange Country: Volume II to fans of the first book, and the series in general for readers seeking a unique ensemble cast with plenty of ups and downs.”

“. . .every storyline offers a deep commitment to character development by the author, along with up-close narration and telling dialogue that gives us some insight into polarized and very unusual lives at the time.”

“Author Arielle Hunter has crafted a truly epic tale that showcases the changing attitudes and ideas of a whole generation in this sweeping masterpiece of recent historical fiction.”



Author: Joseph M. Bowers

Beginning life with a normal and happy childhood, at age 17 Joe Bowers had his first psychotic episode resulting in hospitalization in the Middletown State Mental Institution. Diagnosed as a paranoid schizophrenic, he then began his lifelong journey through treatments and drug therapies as beliefs within the psychiatric community and societal attitudes changed…………


Author: Lee Arnold

YOU CAN NEVER judge a man until you’ve walked a mile in his shoes. But what if that mile included a million dollars or even more? The journey now sounds a little more intriguing, doesn’t it? Is it possible? Of course it is! If you follow the principles outlined in this book, a million dollars, a successful future, and a secure personal life will be yours…………


Author: Paul Lecoq

Are Aaron’s enhanced interrogation techniques in the Teflon room cruel or unusual? Torture? The Constitution protects criminals from Cruel and Unusual Punishment, but the criminal, himself, determines the limits. If the punishment isn’t worse than what the criminal did to his victims, it is neither cruel nor unusual…………


Authors: Ruth McHaney Danner & Cristine Bolly

Each of the fifty-plus chapters includes a true story on a quilt-related theme, followed by “The Quilting Frame” (a spiritual application), “God’s Template” (a relevant Scripture), “The Binding Stitch” (a brief prayer), and the “Scrap Bag” (a practical quilting tip)…………


Authors: Joel & Linda Budd

As 1985 turned to 1986, the lives of Pastors Joel and Linda Budd turned into a nightmare. When everyone else was celebrating the New Year, the unthinkable happened.they learned that their precious four-year-old daughter Joelle had been brutally raped. But that was just the beginning of the trauma. Pastors Joel and Linda take you with…………


Authors: Joel & Linda Budd

Maybe you are crying out like Pastor Joel Budd did when he said, “Fill me or kill me, but don’t leave me this way!” Or maybe you are ready to throw in the towel, as Pastor Linda Budd was, unless God moves in your life. One thing is are on the right track because nothing much happens without a hunger and thirst for God! That’s why Pastors Joel and Linda have written their story…………

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