Not long ago, I received a blog comment that I should contact a person associated with this company: "Hi I'm looking for your contact info for a book review/post? Can you email me at EdenLiterary [redacted]." Since this blog has nothing to do with book reviews, I did a bit of snooping around the site. Some red flags flapped.
Red flag: They offer a lot of "literary services," including "Sponsoring an Author" which allows companies to advertise inside books:From Web Design page:Sponsoring an author is all about opportunity. It is an opportunity for an author who would otherwise be unable to publish their book have a chance to fulfill their dream. It is also an opportunity for businesses and indviduals to support a worthy cause and obtain advertising in exchange.Red flag: Their web site doesn't display properly with Safari browser.Every author should have their own website to promote their work. Web Design is a reflection of your branding and style. Donít be fooled into thinking a pre-made site with your name on the top will impress your readers. We are able to handle grahics/images, sticky navigation, widgets, and other complex elements of a website
Another red flag: No prices given for any of their services but there's that certain phrase. . .Another red flag: No experience listed for any of their team.Our services are customizable for the pre-publishing, publishing and post-publishing needs of the literary industry.
Whether you need help with editing, book cover design, planning a tour, or Eden Literaryís full publishing services, we love helping to make authorís dreams come true.
I could be wrong, but it looks like the whole site is geared to clueless newbies.