The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group is delighted to announce the appearance of singer-songwriter and author Nancy Manet at the upcoming American Library Conference at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. Nancy Manet will sign copies of her latest book, “My Expansion,” and meet fans at the Independent Book Publishers Association exhibitor booth (#3711) at 3:00 PM on Saturday and 11:30 AM on Sunday.
Fresh from a recording at Abbey Road Studios in London, Nancy will sign her children’s book focusing on her struggle to break free from rigid thinking.
Released as an adaptation of Nancy’s soon-to-be-released song, “My Expansion” captures her journey of reconciling a strict, dogmatic religious upbringing with her profound desire to love and support her free-spirited daughter. Through vivid poetry, Nancy poignantly portrays her struggle and ultimately finds her way toward understanding and acceptance.
Illustrated by Michelle Buvala, “My Expansion” showcases the enchanting tale of Big Bear and their cub through captivating artwork, making it an engaging and accessible read for young audiences. The book is available for order from local independent bookstores and online retailers.
Nancy is happy to offer a limited number of “My Expansion” copies exclusively for attendees of the American Library Conference. These limited edition copies will be available for signing at Booth 3711 on Saturday and Sunday. Due to the high demand and limited supply, conference attendees must visit the booth early to secure their copy during each of Nancy’s 30-minute signing times.
Writing from east Texas, Nancy Manet shares her experience, stating, “My upbringing led me to expect my children to conform like perfectly-potted tulips in a neat row. However, I discovered my first child to be more like a field of wildflowers. In my quest for perfection, I erred by being rigid and rule-driven instead of parenting with love and grace.”
Nancy’s early life story of hardship, betrayal, and abandonment paved the way for her present-day success as an entrepreneur. Confronted with a choice between embracing her LGBTQ daughter or rejecting her, Nancy defied dogmatic, religious ideologies and embraced genuine love and empathy for her child. She firmly believes that rigid thinking and expanding love and empathy cannot coexist.
Don’t miss the opportunity to meet Nancy Manet and have your limited edition copy of “My Expansion” personally signed at the American Library Conference. Join us at Booth 3711 on Saturday and Sunday to engage with this author who fearlessly explores parental love, acceptance, and personal growth.
✍️ Writing children’s books is an incredible way to improve the world.
🌎 Here are five benefits of being an author of children’s books:
• Share your creativity: Writing children’s books is a great way to be creative and share your ideas with the world. 💡
• Make a difference: You will have the opportunity to impact the lives of many young readers positively. 🤗
• Be an inspiration: Writing for young readers can provide inspiration and motivation to help them achieve great things. 🚀
• Express yourself: Writing children’s books allows you to express yourself through stories and characters. 📝
• Create memories: Writing children’s books can create memories that will last a lifetime. 💭
Get started. Can you do it? 🤩 You never know where it may lead you.
Reach out if you want help, author. #authorlife #childrensbooks 📚
Hey, authors! New 2023 Co-Ops are open! Vendor-Show Cooperative Advertising
Do you have a book (kidlit or nonfiction) not published by us that you’d like to see promoted at a festival or convention?
Working a vendor show at a festival, convention, or a “con” can be tiring, challenging, and expensive, especially when you have just one or two books. However, we’re experienced at these shows and have the necessary personnel and supplies. Why not let us do the work for your book for a fraction of what it would cost for you to do it yourself?
We invite you to consider placing your high-quality book(s) at some of our upcoming shows. There is value in saying, “My books appeared at ‘XYZ Big Fest!” We’ll be sure to capture digital pictures that show your book in a great light. You can then use these as you wish.
Learn more right now at this link.
There’s good all around. This excellent book for kids and families has a positive message: even when things get you down, there still can be found good all around.
An easy, gentle book for all those good-night times, especially the poetic verses from @tamera.norwood and illustrations from Graziella Miligi. This will hold a place in your family’s bedtime routine.
Order now for December deliveries.
Authors and other Creatives! Do you loathe the work of social media? We’ve opened up new agency services to take some marketing work off your plate. Get your time and sanity back and let us do our “Consistent Presence” package. There are more details at this link here, or watch the video to learn more!
What 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.
#IBPABens #smalltoothdog #10balletdancers
So, You Want to Publish Your Book?
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.
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.
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: email@example.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:
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.
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…