~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Winner of This Year's GTNR Contest:
with Novel Mementoes of Mai
Privileges Enjoyed by the
First Place Green Tomatoes Novelist Winner
to Be Completely Funded by ALVA Include
and Line Edit and Designer's Text and Cover Design Service
▪ If your MS needs moderate editing
then ALVA will provide a read through with critique after which you, the author, will do a rewrite. ALVA will then
provide a final line read done by ALVA's experienced editor as well as text and cover design by ALVA's professional
The first read-through results in a critique of the complete manuscript for organization as well as content and style with
recommendations for improvements if necessary.
▪ The final line read ensures that things such as word choices (their/there, your/you're), grammar,
and punctuation are in good order.
▪ Finally, an ALVA designer will format the manuscript for transmittal as a PDF to be sent in electronic
form for conversion into an eBook. In that version, all page numbers are removed and margins and fonts are appropriate to
eBook design specifications.
▪ Cover design will be provided by a professional designer using either images you provide as preferred
or ones selected by an ALVA designer. NOTE: As eBooks do not have
back covers, comments and author's bio for eBooks are included within the pages of text. ALVA editors
and designers can also help with copyright page and dedication page design.
▪ Prior to eBook publication, ALVA will supply an ISBN and if your manuscript has not been copyrighted,
it will copyright it in your name.
▪ ALVA will then provide distribution not only through its website, but Worldwide through distributors
listed on the ALVA home page.
For a better sense of the
equivalent monetary value
see ALVA Home
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accepted at RobertaMRoy@alvapressinc.com
August 28th Runoff Formal
Deadline for submission October 15th
Winners announced in the November 20th ALVA Newsletter