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See Us at the Texas Storytelling Festival 2019!

We’re on the road once more! We’ll see you at the Texas Storytelling Festival 2019! We’ve got a workshop, books for sale (duh!) and Sean will be offering private coaching at a great price.

Where and When to Find Us:

WORKSHOP Saturday, March 9, 9-1030AM.
Sean Buvala leads:
Contemporary Marketing for Experienced Performers
Get focused on your purpose. Marketing is still essential to the experienced working artist. There are so many more media voices that now serve as paths for the working artist, but you need to know which parts of your many tales each one wants to promote. We’ll explore changes in marketing over the last decades and you’ll create two immediately useful promotional outlines. Bring your smartphone! Please note: this is an intensive workshop on marketing for working artists and is not intended for those who are very new to the art form.

Presenter: Sean Buvala was one of the first to introduce storytelling into the online world via podcasts, audio stories, and professional directories. He’s been teaching artists over the last 30+ years to embrace the full spectrum of marketing while staying true to their art form.
Seantells.com or seantells@gmail.com

COACHING!
Do you need experienced, no-nonsense coaching in marketing, communication, book development, repertoire growth, career guidance or the like? Sean will be offering affordable, private coaching sessions at the conference. Sessions will be available Friday evening, Saturday afternoon and late-night, most of Sunday, and through noon on Monday. Set up a session with Sean, who brings more than 30 years of national experience to your discussion. Each private 45-minute conversation (and a 15 minutes follow-up phone/video call!) is just $80. Due to the nature of the location, these are probably not the best time slots for coaching on performances. To set up a time: first, purchase a slot on the website- see link in box at bottom of this post! Be sure you include your phone number for calls/texts. Sean or one of our staff members will contact you to set up the time and possible location, such as the lobby of the meeting location or at the lobby of the official hotel for the event. Purchase your time slot now! Really, the number of times is very limited.

BOOKS!
Yes, our books are for sale in the on-site story store. We’ll have 10 titles in the store for you to choose from. If the store runs out, you can purchase more here on our site. http://smalltoothdog.com/our-books.
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PURCHASE Coaching!

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Laura Packer Interview: Author of “From Audience to Zeal” (Part Three)

Interview with Laura Packer

“It was so important to me that…that I neither shield my audience from the depth and rigor of what it is to be a good storyteller nor do I present this in such a way that they feel like it’s never attainable, that they can’t reach it.” -Laura

Author and Storyteller Laura S. Packer is the creator of “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story.” Part 3: Laura Packer and Sean Buvala discuss the nature of Laura’s new book, coming at the end of 2018. They talk about the invite a reader needs in order to feel comfortable in the conversation of an author’s book. They discuss the nature of how stories are used for bonding people’s lives together in the midst of a real-life lab(rador) in the office. Woof. Part 3 of 8. Learn more at audiencetozeal.com. Preorder a Kindle version at this link now.

You can listen here to part three. To hear more of this great interview, please check your favorite podcast provider and search for “Storyteller.net Amphitheater.” You can also go directly to our hosting site at http://anchor.fm/amphitheater.

A transcript for Part Three is printed below the “listen” link below. Additional transcripts for other issues will be available soon!

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Fun @ Mesa Book Festival 2018

Hey Folks! We (were) at the Mesa Book Festival this weekend, Saturday, December 8th, 2018 in downtown Mesa, Arizona. We’ve got a small handful of new books that will make great gifts for the authors, artists, poets, and storytellers in your life. Sean Buvala shows you two of these new books in this short video. PLUS+ we’ve got a simple and fun craft project for kids (and big kids and bigger kids…all y’all) See you this weekend in Mesa! #mesabookfestival2018 #mbf2018 #mesabookfest2018

 

8-828PM. Cleaning Up at the Mesa Book Festival from Sean Buvala on Vimeo.

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Arizona Library Association Conference 2018!

We’re happy to be with you at the #AzLA2018 in Mesa, Arizona! Sean will be teaching his workshop, “Public Speaking for the Terrified,” on Thursday (October 25th) morning.

We have this year’s collectible button, too, but only 100 of them. Come get yours! See us in the vendor hall, space #102, for your “swag bag” with posters, buttons, bookmarks, and our latest catalog sheet. Let’s talk about workshops and services our Arizona-local company can do for you and your clients.

Here’s a recap of Day One:

AND- Bring your business card and sign up to be on our “advanced reader” list for upcoming titles. You know you always wanted to be a book blurb . . .

New Fall/Winter Cooperatives Are Now Posted

Authors! Our latest book-show co-ops are now posted. If you have a quality book that you’d like displayed (or even sold) at some upcoming events, please see our co-op page at http://smalltoothdog.com/cooperative/. Of course, if we have published your book, your book will already be at these shows! Upcoming events include the Tempe Book Festival, Mesa Book Festival, Arizona Library Association, and StoryRise Goodyear.

Photo: unsplash-logoChris Lawton

New Titles Teaser, Fall 2018

Our publishing season really runs from July to July, with most of our books coming in the last and first quarters of the year. Here’s a little teaser look at some covers of upcoming projects. Be sure to join our mailing list to keep up with our work and/or follow us on the medias social. Instagram, Twitter, Facebook.

a picture of the covers of books coming from the small tooth dog publishing group including o antiphons, the fox and crow, maggots and crows, the woodrat and coyote, eleven elegant elephants and audience to zeal

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Teasing the Fall/Spring Line Up

Oh! Have we got some good books coming soon for you! Let’s see now, there are at least 3 books for kids and big kids, one really nice work on the art of oral storytelling, a collection of off-kilter folktales. We’re making some editorial decisions about two more how-to books and we’re talking to new potential authors all this month. Along with new authors, we have two new illustrators who are bringing their time and talent to our upcoming books. You just have to keep your eyes open for fresh works, coming soon.

So! Add yourself to the mailing list over on that >>>> side of the website and we’ll keep you in the loop!

Ok! Fine, here’s a teaser of one of the new illustrations from one of the big-kids’ books. Think the moon over the Sonoran desert. . .

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Aesop Poster Series Coming Soon!

this poster contains a layered paper and watercolor illustration of a peacock speaking to a crane., below that are the words an aesop fable and the peacock and the crane. there is a copyright notice and the URL of stealing the cheese dot comComing Soon! We’ll be releasing our small collection of “The Fox and The Crow,” with Aesop tales hand-illustrated by the Mesquite Tree Studio. We’ll be running a promotion that will encourage you to buy your copy on a specific day over at the big online book distributor. When you are one of the first X numbers of people to do so on the day we tell you, we’ll be sending you (postal mail!) a three-piece poster set that’s ready to go up on a teacher’s bulletin board or maybe even framing for your home or office. PLUS every person who orders gets free middle-grades lesson plans created to match the posters. Here’s a sneak peek at the first in the series, which will not contain the watermark you see here. Keep your eyes open!

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Mesa Book Festival 2017

We’ll be at the Mesa Book Festival on December 9th! We hope you’ll stop by our booth.

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Making the Art

a close up of a lions head sculpted out of grey clayWe’re pleased to tell you that the Fox and Crow book is back on track after a few big ol’ bumps in the road. We anticipate a late-summer release. In order to create the image for “The Donkey Who Wanted to Be a Lion,” Michelle had to create a clay sculpture or a “maquette” (learn about that at Wikipedia) of the image that reflected back from the water of the lake. Here’s an up-close image of the face of the lion.

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