Tag: Sean Buvala
Happy New Year 2020!
Wishing you and yours the best in 2020. We’ll have some great books for you!
“Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” featured on Publishers Weekly Cover
(Press Release) An Arizona-based book from The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group is one of only a handful of titles from Independent Publishers to appear on the September 2, 2019, cover of “Publishers Weekly” magazine. “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch,” written by Tucson’s Marc Severson and illustrated by Francesco Orazzini, was chosen as one of just 17 books from a curated field of 40 books. The book, an original folktale designed for older children features the plants and animals of the Sonoran Desert as two desert-dwelling tricksters face off in a battle of wits over who gets dinner and who is dinner. Learn more at chollapatch.com
Sean Buvala, the publisher at The Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing Group, says, “We’re honored to be on the ‘Publishers Weekly’ magazine featuring the works of independent publishers the world over. PW is considered the ‘bible of book publishing business’ and features the work of the publishing industry at all levels.”
“Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” features artwork by Italian illustrator Francesco Orazzini. The story is by Marc Severson of Tucson, Arizona. Featuring a battle of wits between hungry Coyote and the small-but-chatty Woodrat the Packrat, the two meet up under the moonlight in the Sonoran Desert. Will Woodrat be able to talk his way out of this or is he in for a thorny end? The book is intended for kids in the elementary middle grades.
New Catalog for Independent Bookstores!
#IndiesFirst! We are, as they say, delighted to be a featured publisher in the latest catalog for independent bookstores via the IBPA. You’ll find our titles on page 24. This season, we’re featuring: “From Audience to Zeal: The ABCs of Finding, Crafting, and Telling a Great Story” by Laura Packer; “Don’t Throw Me in the Cholla Patch” by Marc Severson; “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop with Michelle and Sean Buvala; (and soon to be released) “The Kid’s Ultimate Guide to Creating Fun and Fantastic Stories for Writing and Telling” also by Sean Buvala.
Use the links above to order your copy of any of the books. TRADE/Industry ACCOUNTS: please see our page at this link now in order to create an account for your ordering with trade terms. Point-of-Sale materials are available for most titles we offer.
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.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
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. https://smalltoothdog.com/our-books.
Unboxing “The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop”
Illustrator Michelle Buvala from “Mesquite Tree Studio” unboxes the first shipment of copies of The Fox and the Crow: Art and Stories Inspired by Aesop.” This book is a cooperative project with Sean Buvala. Sean, by the way, is responsible for the shaky camera. :-). Come take a look 3 minutes. Visit stealingthecheese.com to learn more.
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!
Small-Tooth-Dog at Tucson Festival of Books, 2021!
We are happy and excited to share with you that we are a virtual exhibitor at the online Tucson Festival of Books in March 2021!
We’ll be sharing updates and more with you about our time at the Tucson Festival of Books, 2021!
Scheduled to appear from our “house” includes authors and illustrators:
The Schedule So Far:
Both Days: Virtual live one-on-one interviews, panel discussions, teaching, and prizes!
Special Saturday Events, March 6, 2021:
All times are AZ. So that’s 1 hour later than Los Angeles and 2 hours earlier than New York.
(9am Los Angeles =10am Arizona =12noon New York)
– Saturday 10 am Author Interview with Harriet Cole
-Author of “Fifteen Pounds of Muscle and Bounce: And Other Uncomfortable Norse Tales.”
– Saturday 12Noon Illustrators Interview (Scheduled C.S. Fritz and Michelle Buvala)
– Saturday 1 pm Presenter Interview (How the Oral Storytelling Tradition Can Inform Your Writing.)
– Interview and discussion with Laura Packer and Sean Buvala
– Saturday 3 pm Kidlit Panel
– Kidlit Focus Panel: Amanda, Marc, Sean, Harriet, Michelle, Tamera
– Saturday 7 pm Workshop: So, You Want to Publish a Book?
-for authors of kidlit and nonfiction books.
Special Sunday Events, March 7, 2021:
– Sunday 10 am Author Panel: What Have You Learned on Your Publishing Journey?
– Author Panel on Publishing Experience.
– Sunday 12 pm Workshop: “Author: Don’t Write Your Book First”
Especially for the potential authors of nonfiction and kidlit.
– Sunday 3 pm Panel: What’s Coming Soon from Small-Tooth-Dog Publishing?
– With Marc, Tamera, Gerri, Sean, Amanda, Laura
More news and artists coming soon!