As you saw, we did post an introduction in the "Announcements, Events, and Self-Promotion". We figured that was the best place to introduce Merpoint Publishing, rather than in this string where it might be construed as a defensive gesture (which clearly it was by Romi on the other board).
Here is what I posted on the other board regarding Romi's concerns:
Thanks for checking out our website! I guess I'm not sure where all the skepticism came from, but I would like to address your concerns.
We are a new publishing company and like all others we must start somewhere. The company was founded by Jennifer & David Pitzer in late 2009. Jennifer (myself) has a degree in business administration and has extensive experience as a writer, editor, and publisher. David is a business and information technology professional and avid reader. We are working with a number of illustrators, artists, proofreaders, and editors to help us manage the flow of submissions and will provide additional information about our team on the website in the near future.
We are a non-subsidy publisher, not a vanity publisher. There is very little risk for authors to give us a try, if books we publish don't sell we don't make a dime either.
Thanks for your time and consideration.
I appreciate Romi's due diligence and invite any and all questions.