I just received an unsolicited email from Cambria Press expressing interest in reviewing my dissertation for publication as a scholarly monograph.
Here's what Cambria Press says about itself:
Cambria Press publishes high quality books intended for research library and university classroom use. Our authors include experienced PhD professors and researchers with terminal degrees in their field.
As a full-service academic publisher, we edit and prepare camera-ready copy for our authors and publish in several formats demanded by today's market.
Our scholarly works undergo double-blind peer review and we publish solely on the basis of peer review results. Cambria Press does not require any grants, subsidies, or payments from institutions or authors for publication.
I have been thinking about revising my dissertation and shopping it to trade presses because I think it is a topic of interest to a broader audience (title of the dissertation: "Protecting and preparing children: Peace activist parenting in a post-9/11 world") ... but I completed it in July 2005, and haven't touched it yet, and I'm worried I'll never do it...
So my questions are:
-Has anyone heard of Cambria Press? Anything you know about it (impressions, experiences) would be valuable!
and beyond that:
-one thing I know about the press is that it's very new... are there major disadvantages to this? advantages?
-are there things I should keep in mind if I want to pursue this possibility? Any questions I need to make sure to ask...?
Thanks for whatever feedback you can provide!!