March 4, 2020– The strength of a company lies in its authors. We are what we publish, and more importantly, WHO we publish, and I stand behind that statement with all of my heart. I will NEVER publish something or someone that I don’t believe in, and that’s a fact. It doesn’t matter if it’s one of our own projects, or if we’re consulting on a self-published author’s work, if I don’t believe in it, I don’t get on board. It’s about having integrity and setting standards.
I think that there are a lot of questionable companies out there that aren’t interested in publishing quality content and are just interested in getting as many clients as possible, publishing mediocre stories with a payday as their primary goal. Now, publishing is a business, don’t get me wrong, but there’s something to be said about selling out. That is something that I will NEVER do at Pandamonium Publishing House because I believe in my authors, our stories, and, most of all, my team. I would walk across hot coals for them because I know that they would do the same for me. And whether they’re right or wrong, I’m behind them one hundred percent of the time. Most importantly, if they are attacked (which they sometimes are by the public for their work), it’s a personal attack on me because I handpicked every one of them.
I’ve read recently that there are some publishing companies that are infringing on other author’s copyrights and plagiarizing their work. This is not only despicable but absolutely cowardly. If you didn’t create something, you don’t get to take credit for it. That’s how it is, and authors/artists deserve more.
Some people are willing to sign on with the first company that they see. I urge you to check out your options, see if you’re compatible, and see if the company is a good fit for you and your work. Because at the other end of the table, you should have someone staring back at you, wondering the same thing. They should be asking if you’re a good fit for them, if your story works well for their lineup and if they believe in it enough to publish it.
At my House, if I like your work, that’s only the first step. I have to meet with you face to face and see if we’re compatible, to know if you believe in yourself and in your story, and to know if you’re a good fit for my entire team, not just me. It’s part of the process that I refuse to pass over, it’s too important. We are what, but more WHO we publish…and we only work with the best and brightest. X LLB