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Silver Award for 10 Ballet Dancers

cover of 10 ballet dancers book and a graphic of the IBPA silver awardWhat an absolute honor this month, during the online ceremonies of the “Benjamin Franklin Book Awards” from the Independent Book Publishers Association (IBPA), that we learned our book “10 Ballet Dancers” has been awarded a SILVER medal in the category of “Interior Design: Children’s and Young-Adult Books.”

So many people make a book “happen,” and we are grateful for every person from our family, staff (much of which is family), authors, illustrators, and those in our resource “tool kit” who we call upon to make the magic happen.

Receiving the BFA has been a dream since we created the “official” company in 2015. We’d say to all of you who are working towards making something great in the arts: please stay with it. Work and focus on getting to your own levels of excellence. While art and books in themselves are reward enough, to have a book honored like this is both humbling and inspiring.

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So, You Want to Publish Your Book? (Workshop)

So, You Want to Publish Your Book?

a paper collage piece of book art

Author, Speaker, Healer, Teacher?

We have a new workshop for you. Also, see the video below. First thing you must know: we’re different as a publisher. Our first concern is helping you as an author (or other creative) develop the mindset and carer path that will help you reach out to your audience and readers, building a stable future. It’s not just about “writing a book.” Rather, we’re about helping you succeed with your next book…and beyond. 

We focus on publishing nonfiction books in the areas of the arts and creativity. We also publish kids’ books and collections of world tales. We do not publish fiction such as novels outside of some collections of stories. Regardless of your genre, our workshop will help you come to understand your modern publishing options.

Let’s Start With Some Truths.

“I want to publish a book.”

We know you have the dream. We’re authors and speakers, too.
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Tucson Festival of Books 2021! Virtual Live!

New News!! We’re happy to tell you that we’ll be in the virtual exhibit hall for 2021 (virtual)  Tucson Festival of Books this year. We’ll be live streaming interviews with authors and illustrators, classes, and storytelling throughout the weekend of March 6 and 7. Watch for information! Pop over and SUBSCRIBE to our Youtube channel to get the updates on all the live presentations.

Seeking Some Specific Book Queries

First, please note: We do not accept unsolicited manuscripts. So, please read this before you submit anything at all:

We are currently seeking submissions for two specific projects here at Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing. We’re developing (picture books for kids) and also (preteen reading for, um, preteens) that have either the subject/theme of “oceanography” or “kindness and caring.” You may interpret those themes broadly. We are a diverse company with a variety of options for producing content and we have some specific marketing projects and goals in mind.

Again, please do not send an unsolicited manuscript to us. It will be deleted or trashed if you have not first sent a query letter and had your manuscript requested.

First- subscribe to our mailing list (on this page) to stay up-to-date on our projects.

Then, send your simple query letter (less is more, friends) via email to: doghouse@smalltoothdog.com and use the subject line, “book query.” Thanks.

First-time authors are welcome. Please note our Mission Statement below so you’ll understand how we operate and to be sure our values align with yours:

Mission Statement:
We are a small, niche-based publishing company in Arizona.
We publish books on the arts and creativity for adults and kids.
We want to build personally-rewarding and profitable relationships with our authors, illustrators, and staff.
We are a diverse, friendly, and welcoming company supporting and incorporating members (and allies) of marginalized communities.
We want to encourage you to pursue your purpose in life.

 

 

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Authors: Three Things for Better Public Speaking (and you have to speak in public.)

As part of our wind up to our 2020 Indie Author’s Mindset Conference, here is Sean Buvala talking more about the three things you need to be effective as a public speaker. You don’t need to do cheesy motivational speaking to make an impact…

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Welcome to Harriet Cole.

harriet cole headshotWe’re happy to tell you that Harriet Cole will be releasing her new for-big-kids book of Norse tales in 2020. Learn more about her at her page with us.

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Interview with Author Marc Severson

Our publisher, Sean Buvala, sat down with author Marc Severson to talk shop about his new book “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch!” recently published by us. A transcript is included below. It’s a transcript, not a polished, printed document. Enjoy the “flavor” of it all.

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Sean Buvala: Hey. This is Sean Buvala with Small Tooth Dog Publishing Group. I’m talking today to one of our new authors. You’ve been around the block for a while.

Marc Severson: Thirty years or so.

Sean Buvala: This is Mark Severson. He has just released with us, Don’t Throw Me in the Choya Patch. The wood rat and coyote story. The first of the woodrat stories.

Marc Severson: Absolutely.

Sean Buvala: Mark, how are ya?

Marc Severson: I’m doing great. I like to say that over the last 30 years, I’ve become an overnight sensation.

Sean Buvala: Yes, that’s right. That’s all it takes is 30 years. Hey, so we are really pleased to see this book come out with you.

Marc Severson: Not as pleased as I was.

Sean Buvala: That’s good. Look, even your name is on it.

Marc Severson: I know.

Sean Buvala: Where does the story come from? What is the history?

Marc Severson: That’s a great question. When I was an archeologist, I used to be out in the Sonoran desert and I’d find these piles of brush and such. They were surrounded by cholla. I always wondered about them. The fellow that I was doing the survey with said they were woodrat nests. I just thought, “Wow, what a fascinating creature.” They can bring cholla to its nest to protect it from all the other animals.
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