Does anyone have any experience with Palgrave MacMillan (a division of St. Martin's Press)? A gentleman with the title, "Global Publishing Director for Economics, Business and Management; Academic and Professional Publishing" contacted me via email. He read a post on my branding blog about branding/marketing and Harry Potter and how it should be a marketing case study, and he said Palgrave MacMillan is interested in a book on the subject.
I checked and it appears Palgrave MacMillan is legit, but I want to make sure this email isn't fishy before I speak with him. I have to assume this will be a flat-fee, no royalty project, which I wouldn't be interested in except the subject could bring a lot of attention to my writing. I have two agents interested in my first business nonfiction book, so I think I can get my work published without a flat-fee project, but I can't help but be interested based on the possibilities the topic offers.
What do you think? What kinds of questions should I ask when I speak to him?