I am new to the publishing world and could really use some advice!
I have queried over 100 agents (45 rejections) with one reviewing the manuscript (London Independent Books) but have not heard anything for a few weeks. I submitted my manuscript to Old Line Publishing and received an e-mail that I had passed their review board but that I needed to pay for professional editing (using their editors would cost me $600) before they would publish it in a traditional manner. They said that all other costs will be covered by the publisher.
Does anyone know anything about this publishing house? A friend of mine is voicing concerns that this seems to be a POD publisher. But they told me that my book would be published in a traditional manner, which suggests books in the stores to me!