The following is a transcript of the video. There might be some grammar errors in this transcript. It’s not a book, it’s a casual transcript. 🙂
Hey, look, there we are. Hey, folks.
This is Sean Buvala from the Small Tooth Dog Publishing Group LLC based in Arizona. We’re happy to have you on this really brief little presentation and overview, if you will, about contemporary publishing, what that looks like here in the late part of the 2010’s, coming into the 2020’s.
Five things about contemporary publishing.
You can learn more about us at smalltoothdog.com. I’m Sean Buvala. Let’s get started. I have to do my own stunts on these slides. I have to look over here and then change slides. Here we go.
Enhance Your Learning!
Coming along after the original textbook, Laura S. Packer has a new WORKBOOK (at 92 pages!) companion volume to go with the original A to Z book! It’s a journal, it’s a guidebook, it’s a way to move from idea to implementation.
Designed to be a companion volume to “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story,” this workbook contains deep reflections, focused advice, intriguing readings, and active projects that will take your experiences in storytelling and oral communication to the next level. This workbook contains additional materials not found in the book.
Praise for the Workbook!
Laura has created a working text, a highly practical and useful book that is personal, powerful, and poignant. She captures in words and exercises what we need to do and hear. Using it will only improve your work in story. -Kevin Cordi, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Ohio University Lancaster; International Storytelling SIG Chair, National Council of Teachers of English
Don’t Have the Textbook Yet?
Learn more about this project at this link here.
Come take a look at this new video for our latest journal for younger authors and creative spirits. Help your tweens break away from screen time to create journals, grids, graphics, and more. They’ll be inspired by more than 50 imaginative quotes about the world they discover when they “wake up one morning.” Fun, creative. Great gifts for the those kids ages 10-13.
Learn more at http://youwakeuponemorning.com.
We are glad to tell you we have a new 2017 Catalog Sheet ready for you. You can download the .pdf right here. It includes two of the new releases we have for 2017: “The Kids’ Guide to Making Great Stories” AND “The Fox and Crow” (finally!) Aesop book.
The Write-In Journal for the Oral Storyteller
Storyteller, who are you? What should you know? What is your place in the world’s oral storytelling traditions?
Dozens of Thought-Provoking Comments and Questions
We asked oral storytellers from around the world to answer the question, “What should storytellers know about the art and craft of storytelling?” You’ll find many of their responses in this write-in journal. In addition to the 30+ comments and 20 focused questions, you’ll find some blank pages for you to generate your own thoughts and ideas.
Michelle and Sean were recently at the “Welcome to Kindergarten” for the Pendergast School District in Avondale, Arizona. 100 lucky families received a free copy of the DADDYTELLER book from Sean. PESD uses a bee as a mascot (“We BEE-lieve in You!”)…so Sean captured the moment in a photo. Thanks for hosting us, good PESD folks!
As part of our kick-off for the new “Apples for the Princess: A Fairytale about Kindness and Honesty,” we added a few free coloring pages for you to download and give to your kids (or you can keep them for yourself, à la an adult coloring book, too.) Find the links to the free pages by scrolling down the posting at this link now. Enjoy!
Speaking of an “adult coloring book,” you should really watch this site for news very soon. Or, join our Emailing list over on this side of the page here. >>>>>>
Are fairytales any good any more for modern audiences, for kids, for schools, for life? The fairytale has taken somewhat of a beating of late. Thought to be too “this” or “that,” it’s easy to miss the teachable moments in the middle of trying to seek balance in these older stories…or the new ones being made. Here are a few of our thoughts. This is the second posting in the series. You can see the first post at this link now. Part Three is linked at the bottom of this post. The illustrations in this collection are from our “Apples for the Princess” kid’s book. Please feel free to Pin or Book or Tweet or link to us on social media. More thoughts after the pictures…
It’s important, we think, that we understand that nothing children (especially) encounter is done in a vacuum of experience. As parents, we need to actively engage in all media from ancient tales to modern phone screens. What is your child seeing? All media can be used to teach, even the moments that you think the child “isn’t ready for.” Engage. Look at your kids. Tell them fairytales…or read them. 🙂 .
GO to Part Three at this link now.
If you found this series of posts to be helpful, we hope you’ll consider picking up an affordable copy of Michelle’s book in paperback or Kindle. Thank you.