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Children's eBooks, Local Histories
Experimental, Historical, Literary Fiction
- Roberta M. Roy, Helmy Parlente
Kusuma, Betty Hampel
Poetry - Kristen Henderson , Lorna Tychostup , Jean
Mysteries - Betty Hampel, Carl Waldman
Children's Books - Catherine Caminero , Kelli Devlin
Histories - Carl Waldman and Chris Campbell, Jean Arleen Breed
Nonfiction - Janet Marie Russo
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May on request with recommendation of known author or editor
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.
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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.
Roberta M Roy Publisher
216 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
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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
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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 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.
are compatible for use with most electronic reading devices.
ALVA offers traditonal
As a mid-sized book publisher, ALVA prides itself on its editing
and publishing style.
the writer . . . Delight the reader" - Roberta Roy