They are a trade publisher, at least with me. I don't know the experiences of others. I have paid nothing & have received commissions. I was wary when I got the offer (it was actually for 59 books). I thought it had to be a joke. It turns out that it was the best offer of those I received. I'm a Christian and believes it could only be because of the Great Author in the Sky. They have been outstanding, releasing over 25 books so far. I never expected hardcover books and having them translated into Spanish. I have another dozen in the pipeline with them. Will get to the others in the coming year. Hope this answers your question. I don't mean to pump up Gum Shoe (that's why I didn't mention them in my post), only share my experience.Ah. That would explain it. Thanks.
I don't understand what kind of publisher they are? Not vanity - but I don't know a trade pub who would schedule ten books at a time unless you were something quite extraordinary. (Not saying you're not, but -) are they trade? Self pub? hybrid?