I heard about this company today via a posting to a Facebook writers' group. It apparently grew out of a print shop. Seems to be a vanity press.
Sounded really similar to another printing/publishing place mentioned here in the past few months but I couldn't find another thread with this name.
From the About Us page:
"Hello! I am Shari Parker. Creater and owner of Shari Parker publisher, designer, editor and agent. I created this business in 2008 and we have our own print shop on my 20 acre farm. I work personally with authors to create a close relationship with them to be able to lead them to their goal,To have an award winning book that really sells. I coordinate all sales and manage the office. I travel very frequently to meet authors and
attend book shows. This is the seventh business I have created and managed and this one has been my favorite! I am truly blessed!"
and snippets from the Step by Step page:
"We contact you and tell you the number of pages in your book and what the cost will be for us to publish your books."
"You sell your book for double the price of the printing [mentioned at $7-10 per item]. Minimum order is 150 books."
"We become your publisher and a payment of $300.00 is due at that time. It is for proofing, layout and designing the cover."
"ONCE your book is approved by both of us, the total cost for printing is due before any books are printed."
"Your book is put on Amazon, in paperback, and uploaded in ebook to Kindle/ Amazon. Cost is $85.00. They contact us when your book sells and we ship to the buyer. When we are paid, we write you a check for the sale of your book."
"WE ARE THE ONLY PUBLISHER THAT HOLD YOUR HAND STEP BY STEP AND LET YOU BE ACTIVE IN ALL DECISIONS.
WE KNOW THIS IS WORTH IT.IT WORKS!" (typos/spacing/all caps theirs)
This company was mentioned in the FB group from someone whose 8-year-old daughter 'is a published author!' with two books from this place. Another clipping on the site shows an article titled "Mother, daughter now published authors" - daughter is 10 yrs old. I guess if your child wants a hobby, this isn't a bad one. Although she may be disappointed with the sales.
And vanity presses may be appropriate for some specific projects - but this one purports to be more.
The owner has her own book out: "The workbook explains how to sort and organize your book in a fast and easy system. Then you will learn all the ends and outs of proofing, finding an agent, publishing and selling your book." (bolding mine)
Well, if you want to find an agent, you won't be using this company to print up your books.