The standard come-on for a vanity press, and sure enough: They are "one of the leading co-partnership publishing houses."So you've written a book...
Our aim at Janus is to give first-time authors a chance.
We recognise the difficulties new authors face
If you're a first time author, then only one thing distinguishes you from a professional author. It's not talent. It's not dedication. It's simply that first-time writers will have difficulties in getting their manuscripts published.
Why? It's precisely because you are an unknown author, that the vast majority of publishers are not interested in your work. Now, in the increasingly account driven world of publishing, there are only two certainties: guaranteed best-sellers or guanteed library and university sales. And books with long term sales are rarely kept in print, thus losing the author valuable reprint income.
If, as likely, your work is very personal or specialised, then they just don't want to know. And as production costs rise and publishing houses merge into ever-larger multinational businesses, that situation can only get worse.
This is a subsidy (that is, vanity) press.
If what you want is a vanity press, there they are. If not ... not.
As with any other vanity press don't expect sales to anyone you don't already know by name.