I was searching books online, noted a rather unattractive cover and high price ($22 for 175 pages), and got curious about the publisher.
From the look of the website, I guessed they were enthusiastic amateurs, and I know that poetry is one of the places where self-publishing can be the better option (though it seems that P.F.P. also publishes 'fictional novels'.)
They have a lulu shop, so I'm guessing they print through lulu, fair enough.
But I have to wonder about their 'publishing terms'.
and this suggested a lack of knowledge of commercial publishing:Our charges providing your poem are sent to us ready in a word format is American $500 or £250 UK pound.
(if the poems are just sent loose needing to be arranged then depending on how much etra work is needed we will have to charge more for the service)
$300 or £100 when you send in the manuscript.... The rest paid when you OK the book..
Clueless rather than scammers, but surely better to go with lulu without the middleman?We do all what any other publisher does for much less money...We can have you a book out within 4 weeks and you do not have to buy it in bulk to get discount prices. You get the discount whether you buy one book or 20.