What type of publisher is Cardinal Rule Press?

Cardinal Rule Press (CRP) is a traditional publisher. CRP has a traditional royalty payment schedule, marketing plan, and distribution process. We are located in southeast Michigan.

What types of books does Cardinal Rule Press publish?

We publish children’s books at this time and our imprint Violet Street Press produces parenting non-fiction titles. We are known for our aesthetically pleasing books. We know what it takes to edit a story that is up to the industry’s top standards. Several of our titles have won awards and are well known in the market.

What are the author and illustrator commissions with CRP?

If your manuscript is deemed a good fit for us, we’ll reach out to you about a contract. Authors receive a writing advance as well as royalties on book sales once the book is released. We seek illustrators that work on a work-for-hire basis.

What types of services does CRP handle in the production of my book?

We offer writing support, editorial services, full-color illustrations, layout and design, printing, warehousing, national retail distribution, online distribution, marketing services and a launch campaign. Cardinal Rule Press also offers authors advanced marketing support and brand development services. These services are offered to our authors at no cost as a part having their book published by CRP.

How do I submit my manuscript to CRP for review?

Please review our author qualifications located on our Submissions page before beginning the application process.

How will books produced by CRP be distributed?

Books will be distributed by Baker & Taylor Publishing Services provides tailored sales and fulfillment to high-quality publishers. BTPS sells to accounts around the world, both in print and electronic formats.

The book will also be available at online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million, and more. Our relationship with our distributor is positive and gives our titles the opportunity for national coverage and attention.

How does CRP handle fulfillment for their authors?

CRP works with a distributor to fulfill retail orders only. We DO NOT offer fulfillment services for authors’ website orders. 

To accommodate website orders, authors can purchase copies of their book at a discounted fee and store these books in their home, office or personal warehouse and organize their own fulfillment for web orders.

What is the publishing timeline?

We work on the timelines set by the industry, which are long lead times. Following these standards helps us maintain the integrity of each project. With a small team, we are able to dedicate the attention needed to each project. On average, the entire process takes about 12 – 18 months.

How do CRP authors get paid?

We pay authors their advance payment followed by earnings twice a year.

Where can I get selling and distribution information?

CRP books are sold and distributed to the trade by IPG.  To see the kind of books we publish, please download a catalog. Our books are also made available at online retailers such as Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Books-a-Million and at brick and mortar retailers too.


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Cardinal Rule Press

P.O. Box 930237 • Wixom, MI 48393