I met someone who told me their first novel was published by Cook Communication, Authorme.com and Reservebooks.com. Yes, all three names show on the publisher page. They never signed a contract and the book is printed through Lulu. He pays them, Cook Communications, $15.00 for each copy he orders from them. His book does not have an ISBN nor do they offer to get one. Apparently, he was told it would not affect his sales. His book is offered for sale on Authorme.com and Reservebooks.com.
I’ve looked at the sites and for the life of me I can find nothing about who holds what, when or where. Reservebooks.com appears to be a book review/order site and has nothing to do with the publishing of any books.
I’m posting and asking for any information because I found it very strange that no contract was signed, etc., and wondering where this group might be headed in the future. (Nice way of saying… I’m concerned. )
EDIT: Lulu was down for a time so I just got a look at his book. It only shows Cook Communication as the publisher. The two websites are on the same page, but after the copyright blurb.