I searched and couldn't find a thread for this; forgive me if there is already one.
An elderly gentleman contacted my newspaper about his lengthy WWII novel published by this press. Examination reveals it to be a provider of paid editorial and publishing services with a submission fee. The website isn't loading well for me, so I can't figure out whether there's any non-pay-to-play aspect. The fees are referred to as "investments."
Anyway, pretty standard, except for the flight motif and evocation of the Pan Am trademark. I'm just always intrigued when I come across yet another of these companies.
Specifically, if a journalist covers the book for whatever reason (this book has a cool backstory that was featured in the author's hometown paper), how should he/she refer to the publisher? I feel like it's misleading to imply such a book was trade published, but it's not technically "self-published," and "vanity" is a loaded term, so...