Thursday, January 30, 2014

Welcome Post

Dear Phantom Owl readers, welcome to our site and blog. As a brand new company, we wanted to take the time to share with all of you what we’re all about.

We are here to help writers. Whether you plan to self-publish or go the traditional route, whether you write steamy romance novels or crime thrillers, we have information and resources to share with you. Click here to check out our Resources Page.

While you will find resources on our site to help you follow a traditional publishing path, our main focus is to help indie and self-published authors. We want to help authors write quality books, and to help readers find the quality indie books among the masses that make it into the marketplace every year.

We've read too many comments and bad reviews from those who think self-published authors fail to approach publishing with a professional attitude. While the market has been flooded by poorly edited and low quality work in the past, things are changing and the authors that get noticed are the ones who put the time in to do things right. We want to help you do things right. “Self-publishing” is a misleading term. Yes, as a self-published author you do publish your book yourself, but that doesn’t mean you do it all by yourself. The best self-published authors use beta readers, editors, cover artists, and they pursue their craft with professionalism. We want to help you break the stereotypes and give you the best chance at succeeding.

While we provide information for those seeking the traditional publishing route, and for those pursuing the self-publishing route, we also aim to be the middle ground. Phantom Owl also is an independent publishing company. We publish MG, YA, and NA books that revolve around a supernatural theme, whether they be paranormal, science fiction, dystopian, or of other similar content. Currently we are not open for submissions, but plan to take on new authors in the future. We also plan to host contests and other activities to help authors get their name out.

Learn more about Our Authors.

Overall, this site and blog are dedicated to helping authors take their writing seriously. We want to serve as a resource for you to publish a quality product, whether that be through the traditional route, with an independent company like Phantom Owl, or as a self-published author.

To all writers we say good luck, and happy writing.

Sincerely the Phantom Owl team.