Founded in 1997, Elva Resa Publishing LLC is a small independent publishing company whose mission is to make a positive difference in people’s lives.
We have an exceptional team of publishing professionals who have a passion for good books and extensive experience in publication research, writing, editing, design, marketing, and public relations. If you are interested in joining our team, please visit our jobs page.
Our primary imprint, Elva Resa, publishes books, websites, newsletters, and workshop materials for and about military families. We work with military and community organizations, family support groups, nonprofits, schools, health care companies, legislators, and many other groups to produce quality resources that support military family members of all ages and for all service branches. Please contact us for resource ideas for your next program or to inquire about customized products and services for your organization.
We have two legacy imprints that are no longer accepting submissions: Alma Little and Juloya.
Books published under our Alma Little children’s imprint bring a diverse world of possibilities and opportunities to children. We continue to carry this backlist and to share our proceeds with organizations that help make those possibilities and opportunities a reality. Alma Little is a general interest children’s imprint and does not focus on military family lifestyle.
Books published under our Juloya imprint include inspirational works that help people celebrate life–at work, play, and all aspects of their lives. We continue to carry a backlist of journals for women.
Where to Buy
You can find or order our books anywhere books are sold. We distribute to the trade through Independent Publishers Group (IPG). All major wholesalers and booksellers carry our books, in store and online: Ingram, Baker & Taylor, independent bookstores, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-million, Amazon.com, and many more. Our ebooks are available from all major etailers in ePub and Kindle: Apple, Kobo, Nook, Amazon Kindle, and more. Buy by the case or in bulk in our online store, MilitaryFamilyBooks.com.
Due to the large number of queries we receive, we’ve changed our submissions policy to a call-for-manuscripts-only process. Please visit our submissions page for the current schedule and guidelines.
What does the name Elva Resa mean?
In a literal Swedish translation, “elva” means “eleven” and “resa” means “journey.” It has been said that entrepreneurs fail ten times before they succeed. When our founders were searching for a name for this new company, they drew from the heritage of an incredible Swedish woman (Gramma) and decided to begin with the eleventh journey.