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June Writers Series Creating a Writers Community June2020

June Writer’s Series: Creating a Writer’s Community

By Sarah Cavanaugh | June 22, 2020

“It feels good to be in a community. Community, above all, is bigger than individuals–we are something much more than individuals when we are part of a community. And this is how things ought to be.” ~ Tony Blackshaw A Writer’s Community …

May Writer’s Series Writing a Children’s Book May2020

May Writer’s Series: Writing a Children’s Book

By Sarah Cavanaugh | May 25, 2020

“Books for children are as complex as their adult counterparts, and they should therefore be accorded the same respect.” ~ Mark Haddon It’s month TWO of our Cardinal Rule Press Three-Month Writer’s Series and in this month’s Blog, we are sharing I …

April Writers Series Submissions 101

April Writer’s Series: Submissions 101

By Sarah Cavanaugh | April 27, 2020

“I believe myself that a good writer doesn’t really need to be told anything except to keep at it.” – Chinua Achebe Cardinal Rule Press is excited to kick off our Special Three-Month Writer’s Series! Over the next three months, expect great insider tip …

PR Insider Tips Securing Those TV Interviews Mar2020

PR Insider Tips: Securing Those TV Interviews!

By Sarah Cavanaugh | March 23, 2020

Over the past couple of weeks, Cardinal Rule Press’ own Maria Dismondy has been on a media tour, sharing her newest book release, Sunny Side Upbringing, at multiple news outlets and morning shows throughout Michigan.  Sounds like every author’s dream, …

If You Build it They Will Come to your Bookstore

If You Build it, They Will Come (to your Bookstore!)

By Maria Dismondy | February 24, 2020

As we all know, bookstores are happily making a comeback. So much so, that even Amazon has created their own brick-and-mortar concept. However, these Amazon stores are opposite of our local mom-and-pop shops. The Amazon store in Chicago, for example, f …

Primal Form of Storytelling

Children’s Audiobooks ~ A Primal Form of Storytelling

By Maria Dismondy | January 27, 2020

A 2019 audio report from NPR estimates that there are now over 120 million smart speakers in U.S. homes, representing 78% year-over-year growth. Between housework, the treadmill and long commutes, the audiobook trend continues to rise right along with …

Get a jumpstart on your 2020 planning

Get a Jumpstart On Your 2020 Planning

By Maria Dismondy | December 23, 2019

Editor’s Note: As we say goodbye to the year, it is important to take a moment to pause and reflect. As always, we are dedicated to bringing you out of the box marketing ideas for your bookstore or library. We know that 2020 is going to be an amazing y …

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