ireadiwrite Publishing is Now Central Avenue

We’re pleased to announce that ireadiwrite Publishing has now become Central Avenue Publishing.

When this business first started, it was under a much different business model than what we have now. We were essentially a supported DIY outfit, where we’d help distribute whatever a writer had out to readers – hence the name ireadiwrite. Since we’ve evolved into a more traditional publishing house, I’ve been wanting to change the name for some time, but haven’t pulled the trigger. The start of a new year seems as good a time as any, so here it is – Central Avenue Publishing, or Central Avenue for short. We hope you like it.

There are currently two books officially published under Central Avenue and all new books will fall under that imprint. Books currently published under the ireadiwrite imprint will remain so.

With this change, we’re pleased to release our new Winter 2012 catalogue. You can download it here.

Other than the new imprint name, it’s business as usual. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask.


For some, this time of year is a time of joy and love. For others it is a time of introspection and loneliness. For others it can be marked with stress. And for many, it is a combination of many emotions. As we approach the end of the year and holidays for many around the world, we are very proud to present a book that exemplifies the range of emotions that we all feel in our lives. The project, I Wrote This For You, was born in 2007, a calling of sorts to the one that brings the author joy. The one the author loves. The one that the author pines for. The one that angers the author. The one that eludes the author. This book calls to you, to him, to her, to me, to all of us. It represents everything we’ve all had to endure: elation, pain, love, frustration, longing. May this book celebrate your love, your life; and comfort you in your loss and your pain.

Know that it was – truly – written for you.

Find this book wherever you buy books online in both print and digital editions.

New Release: THE HAMBLEDOWN DREAM by Dean Mayes

After a bit of a hiatus, we’re ready to launch a slew of great new books.  And here to kick us off is a great new novel by break out author Dean Mayes.  This Australian has a loyal and regular following at his blog deanfromaustralia and we’re so pleased to have him as part of our growing family.

Dean has been writing, blogging and dreaming for most of his adult life, in between practicing as an Pediatric ICU Nurse and raising his two children, Xavier & Lucy (who was born during the writing of The Hambledown Dream). Dean lives in Adelaide, Australia with his partner Emily, his children; and his cross-breed cattle dog Simon.

We’ve had early success with THE HAMBLEDOWN DREAM, and for good reason – it’s a well written, character-driven saga of two men, both searching for salvation in completely different ways.

Australian Denny Banister had it all; a successful career, a passion for the guitar, and Sonya – the love of his life. Tragically, Denny is struck down with inoperable cancer.

Andy DeVries has almost nothing; alienated from his family, moving through a dangerous Chicago underworld dealing in drugs, battling addiction while keeping a wavering hold on the only thing that matters to him: a place at a prestigious conservatory for classical guitar in Chicago.

As Andy recovers from a near fatal overdose, he is plagued by dreams – memories of a love he has never felt, and a life he’s never lived. Driven by the need for redemption and by the love for a woman he’s never met, he begins a quest to find her, knowing her only by the memories of a stranger and the dreams of a place called Hambledown…

Digital List Price: $7.99

ISBN: 978-1-926760-27-8