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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Public Speaking for the Terrified

If you’d choose paper cuts over public speaking, this workshop is for you.

Every business owner, artist, author and entrepreneur MUST network, connect, speak and communicate with other people, no matter how you might feel about public speaking. Let’s make it easier. Join us for our next “lunch and learn” session to help you become more comfortable in public speaking.
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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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Our Publisher in the IBPA Magazine!

Sean Buvala had a nice article in the trade magazine for the Independent Book Publishers’ Association October edition. In it, he talks about the many ways an author might connect with an audience for books sales and speaking connections.

You can read the article online at this link.

a collage of the article that sean wrote for ibpa.

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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NEW! Request for Proposals Page!

We’re starting to list our RFP or Calls on their own page. These will be most often for illustrators. Please visit the page at this link now to see our latest requests.
a green background with the words call for proposals rfp03212018 and the url of this website listed

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Learn More: So You Want to Publish Your Book?


We’ve created a workshop to help answer the most basic questions about publishing your nonfiction book for adults or teens. We’re also going to be discussing creating the basic kids’ book. Learn more about this Arizona-based live workshop at this link now.

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Mission Statement.

a drawing of our small tooth dog*We are a small, niche-based publishing company in Arizona.
*We publish books in the arts and creativity for adults and kids.
*We want to build personally-rewarding and profitable relationships with our authors, illustrators, staff and customers.
*We are a diverse, friendly, and welcoming company.
*We want to encourage you to pursue your purpose in life.

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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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Small Tooth Dog at Tempe Book Festival 2017

So, how much fun did we have at the Tempe Book Festival? Lots and lots. We were proud to introduce #PrincessCortland from the “Apples for the Princess” book, too! Thank you so much to the good team at Tempe Public Library for putting on such a great and diverse event.

princess cortland with sharon gilbert

princess cortland with jill from the library, standing in a hand-held frame with lots of apples on it
Princess Cortland with Jill from the Tempe Public Library.
michelle buvala stands at a table full of books and art
Michelle works at the vendor space at the Tempe Book Festival.
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