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Genres Published:
Adult Fiction, Poetry, Mysteries
Children's eBooks, Local Histories

Experimental, Historical, Literary Fiction

Representative Authors:

Adult Fiction - Roberta M. Roy, Helmy Parlente Kusuma, Betty Hampel
Poetry - Kristen Henderson , Lorna Tychostup , Jean Arleen Breed,
Mysteries - Betty Hampel, Carl Waldman
Children's Books - Catherine Caminero , Kelli Devlin
Local Histories - Carl Waldman and Chris Campbell, Jean Arleen Breed
Creative Nonfiction - Janet Marie Russo

Paperback, Hardcover, E-book

Reading Period:
Jan 1 to Dec 31

Reporting Time:
Less than 3 months

Reading Fee:

Accepts Electronic Submissions:

Accepts Simultaneous Submissions:

Accepts Unsolicited Submissions:
May on request with recommendation of known author or editor

Editorial Focus
An independent house since 2004, ALVA Press, Incorporated, (ALVA Press Inc) publishes contemporary fiction and nonfiction in the areas Adult Fiction, Poetry, Mysteries
Children's eBooks, Local Histories, and Creative Nonfiction. We published the 2011 Gold Medalist in the Jenkins eLit Awards for Poetry and the 2011 Living Now Awards Bronze Medalist in Inspirational Fiction.

Tips from the Editor
Query first, preferably by email. Submissions by agents or by author with recommendation of published author with request for consideration for publication. Unrequested manuscripts will not be read or returned.

Contact Information

Roberta M Roy Publisher
214 Hooker Avenue
Poughkeepsie, New York 12603

Incorporated in 2004, ALVA Press Inc, is an independent literary publishing house. ALVA offers readers literary fiction and nonfiction and children's eBooks. Visitors to the ALVA site will find synopses and author bios linked to each book cover image. By using the left side button index, the reader may connect to pages associated with Our Publishing Style, Bookstore, Writer's Forum, Testimonials, Roy's Blog, or Contact. Purchases may be made via PayPal or credit card on the website or by personal check or money order by mail. Sign up for our free newsletter, the ALVA Axiom, through the ALVA site as it often includes special deals.

For titles accepted book distribution is through alvapressinc.com; eBook distribution through alvapressinc.com, Amazon.com, barnesandnoble.com, and Kobo.com.

For use in independent distribution, resale, and book signings, authors may purchase copies of their finished titles in multiples of ten at fifty per cent of the list price.

Please note that manuscript acceptance for publication is competitive. Only manuscripts requiring little to no editing will be accepted.

For full consideration, agent should submit brief author bio, synopsis/TOC, and first chapter for consideration for publication; author may do same with recommendation of another published author.

Personalized PR on ALVA website author/book pages and in ALVA Axiom newsletter author interview and ALVA Axiom mentions.

"We're ALVA not Amazon.com."

ALVA takes pride in working closely with each author and readers enjoy our titles as good reads.   
Roberta M Roy, Author Publisher

ALVA Distribution

ALVA books are distributed through the ALVA website  However if the author so chooses, he or she may purchase copies of his or her book at fifty per cent of the cover price for use at book signings and for independent distribution. 

ALVA eBooks and books are distributed through the ALVA website. ALVA eBooks are also distributed through Amazon.com, B&N, and Kobo.

ALVA eBooks are compatible for use with most electronic reading devices.

ALVA offers traditonal royalties.

As a mid-sized book publisher, ALVA prides itself on its editing and publishing style.

"Cherish the writer . . . Delight the reader" - Roberta Roy


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Jolt: a rural noir by Roberta M Roy
by Roberta M Roy
HC $ 24.99   SC $14.95 
eBooks   ePDF $11.99   ePub $11.99
by Carl Waldman
and Chris Campbell
SC Book  $14.99
eBooks ePDF $4.99
ePub $4.99


by Betty Hampel
Soft Cover $14.99

eBooks   ePDF $11.99
ePub $11.99



The ALVA Axiom Anthology
of Author Interviews

by Roberta M Roy

Soft Cover $9.99
eBooks  ePDF$4.99  ePub $4.99


Once a Gypsy
by Betty Hampel
Available Now! SC $14.99

eBooks   ePDF $11.99    ePub $11.99 

Straight from the Robin's Nest
by Roberta M Roy
Available Now! SC $34.99
Commemorative Copy 
eBooks ePDF $4.99 ePub $4.99

Streetscape: A Jake Soho Mystery by Carl Waldman

Soft Cover $14.99
eBooks  ePDF $10.99


Mirror Image
by Betty Hampel
Soft Cover $14.95

eBooks ePDF $11.99   
ePub $11.99



for Love
Walking in the Darknes

by Janet Marie Russo

Soft Cover $12.99
ePDF $10.99  ePub $10.99


Drum Machine by Kristen Henderson

by Kristen Henderson
SC Books $13.95
eBooks ePDF $4.99 ePub $4.99

Adirondack Paper Girl by Jean Arleen Breed

Adirondack Paper Girl
by Jean Arleen Breed
SC Books $9.99
Books  ePDF $4.99  ePub $4.99

Memontos of Mai by Helmy Kusuma
by Helmy Parlente Kusuma
SC Books $9.99
eBooks ePDF $4.99 ePub $4.99
Odd Road Out by Betty Hampel

Odd Road Out
by Betty Hampel
SC $9.99

eBooks ePDF $4.99 ePub $4.99


Tales from the Revolution
by Lorna Tychostup
eBooks ePDF $4.99 ePub $4.99


Children's Books


Coco's Christmas Eve
by Kelli Devlin

ePDF $1.99  ePub $1.99


The Healing Patch
by Catherine Caminero

eBooks ePDF$4.99
ePub $4.99 Apple $4.99


El Bolsillo de Santa
by Kelli Devlin

ePDF $1.99  ePub $1.99


La Veille de
Noël de Coco

by Kelli Devlin

ePDF $1.99  ePub $1.99

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  • eBooks on request within seventy-two hours of purchase
  • Books in unused condition returned within 30 days.


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