michelle buvala sits at a table of books from the apples for the princess series
Illustrator Michelle Buvala displays her book at a vendor show.

Co-Ops: Vendor-Show Cooperative Advertising

Do you have a book 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.

Here are the general guidelines:

We’ll promote, display, and sell your book at our booth at the show. We use elevated, upright wire displays so your book will face the crowds.

This offering works best for books for kids or nonfiction books focused on the arts and creativity. We don’t display romance, erotica, most nonfiction, hate speech, religious, or political books.

Your book will be given group, and individual promotion across all our Facebook and Twitter accounts before and during the event. Please like, repost, and retweet when you see them! We’ll tag you, too.

Your book’s title, ISBN, author name, fifteen-word description, and the website address will be listed on our sales sheet. These will be in the “Doggie Bags” listed below and handed out (in most cases) to all interested parties.

crowds gather around our booth at small tooth dog publishing at tucson festival of books

We’ll need 5-10 copies of your book, signed by the author.

For best results, your book(s) should be priced at $10 or $15 (including the tax) if you want to sell any at these events. Whatever your price, you’ll get 75% of that cost back for each book that sells. This percentage allows us to pay taxes or other fees. (Example: You’ll get $7.50 for each book that sells for $10) Checks or online payments will be sent to you within ten days of the show’s conclusion. As the vendor, we pay the correct sales tax to local authorities as needed.

Optionally, we’ll need some giveaway items from you, such as bookmarks, postcards, sell sheets, pens, or the like. The amount needed varies from show to show. We will give away a limited number of “Doggie-Bags” to participants of each event.

You do not need to be present at the shows or booth. If you want to join us, just let us know, and we’ll schedule a 30-minute book signing spot for you. These spots are limited and are subject to selling out.  If the show involves any admission, travel, parking, or other charges, you are solely responsible for buying and obtaining your tickets or badges if you attend the show.

We usually offer workshops and classes at the shows we attend. This attention pushes people back towards our booth and to your product.

Books that remain unsold can be returned to you at your expense via postal mail, but you’ll need to prepay the shipping charges. If you do not want them returned, your books will be donated to local family shelters or other charities. We’ll be in touch after the show to let you know your options.

Disclaimer: Every vendor event is different, even at the same convention, from year to year. There is simply no guarantee that you will sell any books. Look at the event’s website and see if your book matches that event before you buy our services. We are financially invested in the success of our time at any vendor show, and we also want that for you.

Please note that the sponsors of any of these festivals or conventions are not affiliated with this offer or with us; no endorsement is implied or should be inferred. The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group LLC offers this arrangement.

Upcoming Shows:

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Tempe Book Festival, January 28, 2023. (Cooperative Unavailable) Presented outdoors at the Tempe Public Library in Tempe, AZ. Please provide us with five signed books and (optionally) 100 Doggie-Bag items. The cost to participate is $29 per title. Books and items MUST be in our office by January 10, 2023.

Tucson Festival of Books, March 4/5, 2023. $99 per title. The two-day FOB is one of the largest book festivals in the United States. Bragging rights: we’ll be sure to get pictures of your book in the display and additional media as time allows. Please provide us with up to 10 signed books and (optionally) 100 Doggie Bag items. Books and items MUST be in our office by February 15, 2023.


Put Your Book in Our TFOB Booth 2023


After you make your purchase, please WAIT for us to contact you with further instructions in an Email. Follow the instructions before sending your books and materials. Then, those items are accepted only via USPS or another professional delivery service. Absolutely no in-person drop-offs at our office, please. Get a tracking number of your shipment of items, please.

Our address for materials is:

Sean Buvala
Small Tooth Dog Publishing LLC
10375 W Granada Road
Avondale, AZ 85392