Hi, I searched the forums but couldn't find anything about these people here. A dear friend of mine is getting ready to dive into this particular ocean.
It appears that Encompass is a "traditional" publisher, and Ocean is their co-operative arm. They also offer editing services.
I leave it to the good people at AW to vet these people and see if they would be a fit for my friend. For over a year she's tried hard to interest agents and has presented her memoir mss. to various Indie pubs with no offers. Now, she's willing to pay to have her work produced.
Maybe these people are on the up-and-up. Hopefully, they are. I just don't want to see her book sink beneath the waves. Help, please.