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about this project

Way back in December of 2015 (yeah, we know that was a while ago), we announced that we were accepting submissions for a brand new publishing imprint launching in 2016. And then 2016 happened. And, well, we all know how that went. Now that 2016 has come and gone, we're putting it behind us and ready to move full steam ahead with launching our imprint this year! By backing this project, you'll be supporting an indie bookstore AND indie authors AT THE SAME TIME. WHAAAAAAAAAT? How amazing is that? That's right, as an indie bookstore, we've decided to bolster indie authors and help them publish books. That's what this endeavor is all about. 

Our goal with this new publishing imprint is to give voice and platform to independent authors. We're working from a hybrid publishing model, which means that our authors get to keep all the rights to their own works just like with self publishing, but we are taking some of the profits to help with production, marketing, distribution, and all the behind-the-scenes tasks that make book publishing possible. The model is a lot more lucrative for authors than a traditional publishing model, plus they get support and marketing they wouldn't otherwise get. And we, as an indie bookstore, get to support them and publish books we're passionate about. Everyone wins! Well, everyone *will* win if you back this project.

So, what's the absolute best thing you can do for yourself today? Take the day off? Nah. You need money. Soak in a hot bubble bath? Too much work. Sit and stare off into space? Getting warmer.

How about TREATING YOURSELF TO SOME BOOKS? Doesn't that sound lovely? You could curl up with a nice cup of [insert drink here] and get lost in a world that's not ours (because let's face it, ours is terrible). Besides, if you don't buy these books, you're probably just going to spend this money on something dumb anyway. It's not like you're going to save the world with it. Be honest with yourself, you're probably going to use it to buy some unnecessarily large cup of coffee or fast food because you didn't feel like cooking. Don't spend your money on something dumb like food. Spend it on something awesome like books.

the books

captain

Captain is a Gregory Maguire-esque epic fantasy novel about the rise of Captain Hook that exposes the human journey behind the well-known tale of Peter Pan and asks us to decide for ourselves who the villain of the tale truly is.

This is a must-buy for fans of Once Upon a Time, Wicked, and retold fairy tales.

the two stegosauruses

The Two Stegosauruses is an inspiring love story for all ages that shows that no matter how awkward, clumsy, or nerdy you are, there's always someone who understands you.

This cute story will appeal to anyone who has ever felt awkward, clumsy, and/or alone. It's a great little story a la All My Friends Are Dead and T-Rex Trying.

alligator, bayou, crawfish

Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish is the most NOLA alphabet book on the market. And yep, we just made "NOLA" an adjective. From alligators to oysters to voodoo, these are the ABC's your mom and them taught you.

Makes a great gift for babies or for anyone who loves New Orleans!

the authors

artie sievers

Artie Sievers, author of Captain, has been a lot of things: an actor, an Army medic, a carnival dunking booth operator, an arts administrator, an author, a narrator, and a composer. Right now, he's focusing on the latter three. He's also a cat dad to the world's greatest cat, with whom he lives in a red brick building in New York. Artie also runs the super popular (read: vaguely known) Instagram account @catsatthemet, where he's on a lifelong mission to find every single cat that appears at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.

daniel glaser

Daniel Glaser, author of The Two Stegosauruses, has been creating fun experiences for others ever since he started drawing cartoons for his classmates in 2nd grade. He graduated Cum Laude from Benjamin Franklin High School while attending the New Orleans Center for Creative Arts (NOCCA) for Visual Art. He attended college at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, where he graduated in Computer Animation. Daniel loves to code and build apps that help the daily lives of other people. He currently lives in New Orleans and works as a software engineer at GE Digital.

ali solino

Ali Becnel Solino, author of Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish, was born and raised on the West Bank of New Orleans and graduated Summa Cum Laude from St. Mary's Dominican High School. She went on to graduate Summa Cum Laude from Loyola University New Orleans with a degree in Advertising and a minor in Graphic Design. Ali is an award-winning designer who has worked for advertising agencies, print shops, political campaigns, and now as a freelance designer. Her specialties include brand identities, color theory, and typography. Fun fact: Ali designed Tubby & Coo's logo!

support our publishing endeavor

Rewards Levels

$5 Donation

If you don't want a book, but you still want to support us, this level is for you!

  • Listed as a supporter on our website  

$10 Donation

If you don't want a book, but you still want to support us, this level is for you!

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish 

$16.99 Pirate Love

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Captain by Artie Sievers

$19.99 Dino Love

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of The Two Stegosauruses by Daniel Glaser

$19.99 NOLA Love

ABC - U1
  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish by Ali Solino

$25 True Pirate

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Captain by Artie Sievers
  • Captain bookmark
  • PDF map of Gjaebyth

$25 Dino Tamer

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of The Two Stegosauruses by Daniel Glaser
  • 1 stegosaurus bookmark
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses

$25 NOLA Tourist

ABC - U1
  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish by Ali Solino
  • 1 NOLA bookmark
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish

$40 For the Kids

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish
  • 1 copy of The Two Stegosauruses
  • 1 NOLA bookmark
  • 1 stegosaurus bookmark
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses 
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish

$40 For the Adults

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Captain
  • 1 copy of The Two Stegosauruses
  • Captain bookmark
  • 1 stegosaurus bookmark
  • PDF map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses

$60 Collection

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • 1 copy of Captain
  • 1 copy of The Two Stegosauruses
  • 1 copy of Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish by Ali Solino
  • Captain bookmark
  • 1 stegosaurus bookmark
  • 1 NOLA bookmark
  • PDF map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish

$60 Bibliophile

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • Your choice of any combination of our three books (We'll survey you on which combo of books you want)
  • Captain bookmark
  • 1 stegosaurus bookmark
  • 1 NOLA bookmark
  • PDF map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish

$100 Gold Level

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 of our books 
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 bookmarks
  • PDF map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish
  • Your choice of one $10 add-on item
  • Included on the acknowledgements page of one of our books of your choosing
  • Personally thanked on our podcast, Novel Ideas, on WRBH Reading Radio, 88.3FM

$150 Pirate Booty

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 of our books
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 bookmarks
  • PDF of a map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish
  • Your choice of one $10 add-on item
  • Included in the acknowledgements page of one of our books of your choosing
  • Personally thanked on Tubby & Coo’s Novel Ideas podcast
  • An individual Q&A Skype session with Artie Sievers, author of Captain

LIMITED TO 3 ONLY

$150 Dino Superfan

  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 of our books
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 bookmarks
  • PDF of a map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish
  • Your choice of one $10 add-on item
  • Included in the acknowledgements page of one of our books of your choosing
  • Personally thanked on Tubby & Coo’s Novel Ideas podcast
  • An individual Q&A Skype session with Daniel Glaser, author of The Two Stegosauruses

LIMITED TO 3 ONLY

$150 NOLA Native

ABC
  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 of our books
  • Your choice of any combination of 4 bookmarks
  • PDF of a map of Gjaebyth
  • PDF of coloring pages from The Two Stegosauruses
  • PDF of coloring pages from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish
  • Your choice of one $10 add-on item
  • Included in the acknowledgements page of one of our books of your choosing
  • Personally thanked on Tubby & Coo’s Novel Ideas podcast
  • An individual Q&A Skype session with Ali Solino, author of Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish

LIMITED TO 3 ONLY

$500 Ultimate

  • A slumber party at the bookstore for 5 people, including pizza and soft drinks.
  • Everyone at the party gets 1 signed copy of all three of our books inside of a Tubby & Coo's tote bag, a PDF map of Gjaebyth, and PDF coloring pages from both The Two Stegosauruses and Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish
  • Listed as a supporter on our website
  • Included in the acknowledgements page of all of our books
  • Personally thanked on Tubby & Coo’s Novel Ideas podcast

LIMITED TO 1 ONLY

$10 Lagniappe

For an extra $10, add any of these onto your order. 

  • Tubby & Coo's Tote Bag
  • A set of bookmarks from our Tubby & Coo’s Publishing collection
  • A print of the map of Gjaebyth signed by Artie Sievers, author of Captain
  • A print from The Two Stegosauruses signed by Daniel Glaser, author
  • A print from Alligator, Bayou, Crawfish signed by Ali Solino, author

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