Latest Publications

The Serpent's Game cover 12/06/2014 – Avendia has released the thriller The Serpent's Game by A.C. Frieden in paperback (e-book version available through Down & Out Books). Click here for details
North Korea: A Photographic Journey through the Hermit Kingdom 03/15/2011 – The book North Korea: A Photographic Journey through the Hermit Kingdom is now available in hardback. Click here for details
SIN cover 08/15/2008 – SIN: A Deadly Anthology, a collection of provocative genre short stories by top Chicago authors is available beginning Sept. 1. Click here for details
Winter 2006/07 issue of SwissMedtech®, 01/15/2008 – Avendia Publishing released the Winter 2007/08 issue of SwissMedtech®, a publication highlighting the latest medical device technology, provided to the Swiss Business Hub USA, the trade promotion agency of the government of Switzerland.
SwissMedtech cover 10/15/2007 – Avendia released the Winter 2006/2007 issue of SwissMedtech, a publication of the Swiss government highlighting the latest medical devices.
Tranquility Denied, the latest spy thriller by international mystery author A.C. Frieden 04/15/2007 – Avendia Publishing signed an agreement with Follett Digital Resources to distribute the ebook version of Tranquility Denied, the latest spy thriller by international mystery author A.C. Frieden. The ebook will be made available to libraries throughout the U.S. and Canada.
biotechnology industry report for FB International and the Spanish Trade Commission (ICEX) 03/20/2007 – Avendia Publishing created and edited a biotechnology industry report for FB International and the Spanish Trade Commission (ICEX). Avendia Publishing also assisted FB International in copyediting several other industry reports, including on energy, transportation, waste management, water treatment and logistics.
Fall 2006 issue of SwissMedtech 10/10/2006 – Avendia Publishing released the Fall 2006 issue of SwissMedtech®, a publication highlighting the latest medical device technology, provided to the Swiss Business Hub USA, the trade promotion agency of the government of Switzerland
2006-2007 SABC Business & Technology Directory 07/18/2006 – Avendia Publishing released the 2006-2007 SABC Business & Technology Directory, a key resource for the international business community in the Midwest. Avendia Publishing designed and edited the content in collaboration with the Swiss-American Business Council.
October 2005 edition (Vol. IV, No. 1) of MOSAIC 10/20/2005 – André Frieden of Avendia Publishing, as chief editor, has helped launch the October 2005 edition (Vol. IV, No. 1) of MOSAIC, a leading newsletter featuring European artists, performances and other arts and culture information. The publication is in its fourth year and still going strong.
2005 SABC Business & Technology Directory 05/18/2005 – Avendia Publishing released the 2005 SABC Business & Technology Directory, a key resource for the international business community in the Midwest. This is the third annual edition of the directory produced by Avendia Publishing
Canvas Sunsets Never Fade 08/26/2004 – Avendia Publishing released the company’s first fiction novel, Canvas Sunsets Never Fade, thereby expanding its publishing work beyond business and technology journals. It is also the debut novel for author A. C. Frieden.
April 2004 edition (Vol. II, No. 3) of MOSAIC 03/28/2004 – André Frieden of Avendia Publishing, as chief editor, has helped launch the April 2004 edition (Vol. II, No. 3) of MOSAIC, a leading newsletter featuring European artists, performances and other arts and culture information. MOSAIC is made available to subscribers in electronic and print forms.
March/April 2004 issue of the B3 Biotech Report 03/21/2004 – Avendia Publishing released the March/April 2004 issue of the B3 Biotech Report, a publication focusing on business opportunities in biotechnology, biomedicine and bioinformatics. The publication is in its third year and has reached over 1600 subscribers across the U.S., Canada and Europe.
August 2003 issue of the B3 Biotech Report 07/18/2003 – Avendia Publishing released the August 2003 issue of the B3 Biotech Report, a publication focusing on business opportunities in biotechnology, biomedicine and bioinformatics.
  04/20/2003 – Avendia Publishing released the debut edition of the SABC Business & Technology Directory. The directory is the principal publication for the Swiss-American Business Council and includes over 200 key businesses, in addition to advertising and member information.
debut issue of B3 Biotech Report 11/05/2002 – Avendia Publishing released the debut issue of B3 Biotech Report, a publication focusing on transatlantic business opportunities in biotechnology, biomedicine and bioinformatics.
MOSAIC 1 10/01/2002 – André Frieden of Avendia Publishing, as chief editor, helped create and launch the quarterly MOSAIC publication, which has since become a leading newsletter featuring European artists, performances and other arts and culture information. The publication was a collaborative effort with the Swiss Consulate in Chicago and the Swiss Benevolent Society.

News and Events

The Pyongyang Option

08/10/2013 The Pyongyang Option, A.C. Frieden's third spy thriller in the Jonathan Brooks series, is now scheduled for release in spring 2015. It is set in Ukraine and North Korea, two places Frieden researched during his travels.

JA Konrath

06/10/2008 JA Konrath, award-winning author of Fuzzy Navel and other Lt. Jacqueline Jack Daniels thrillers, has agreed to contribute an original short story for the upcoming book SEX: A Dangerous Anthology.

Markus Sakey (pictured with A.C. Frieden

11/01/2007 Markus Sakey (pictured with A.C. Frieden), author of the acclaimed novels The Blade Itself and At The Citys Edge, agreed to take part in the upcoming SIN and SEX anthologies along with 14 other authors.

A.C. Frieden and Patricia Rosemoor

09/01/2007 A.C. Frieden and Patricia Rosemoor, author of eighty books, including Harlequin Intrigue series and the recent The Last Vampire, agreed lead a new anthology series featuring authors in their writers group The Chicago Contingent.

Pictured above is Thabo with author A. C. Frieden

12/14/2006 - Avendia Publishing co-sponsored a holiday dinner at the Four Seasons Hotel that featured Chicago Bulls basketball player Thabo Sefolosha. Pictured above is Thabo with author A. C. Frieden, and his latest book, Tranquility Denied, which was published by Avendia Publishing.

video trailer for A.C. Frieden’s latest spy thriller, Tranquility Denied

12/09/2006 - Avendia Publishing produced a video trailer for A.C. Frieden’s latest spy thriller, Tranquility Denied, and used two actors, Mitch Brown (US Army Chaplain) and Philippe Ravanas (Soviet General) to play key roles in the trailer. Rob Heiser directed the project.

Duma Parliamentarian Vladislav Tretiak

11/24/2006 - Avendia Publishing sponsored the Russian launch of its latest publication, the spy novel Tranquility Denied. Among VIPs present was Duma Parliamentarian Vladislav Tretiak, who is also a Russian ice hockey legend.

Anglia Bookshop

11/10/2006 - Avendia Publishing secured the participation of Anglia Bookshop, Russia’s largest English-language bookstore, to host the launch of author A. C. Frieden’s latest spy thriller, Tranquility Denied, in Moscow.

Editor Julia Borcherts and author A. C. Frieden

10/20/2006 – Editor Julia Borcherts and author A. C. Frieden finalized the editing of Tranquility Denied this month, allowing production and publication to begin in preparation for the official launch set for the end of the year.