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Searching craigslist attempting my hand at freelance writing and came upon this site: http://www.standupandcook.com

Anyone know anything about them? They seem to be using POD technology as opposed to being a vanity press but beyond that I don't know. Going to look up the people behind the site now.
 
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You have to pay to join. Her explanation why:

But you have to join. And that is going to cost you $25.00. Why $25? I don't really know why I picked that amount. It seemed to me to be enough for people to stop and think, 'do I really want to do this.' I'm looking for less than 100 people to populate this publishing company, so please don't think that I am going to steal away to the Caribbean on your money. I'm actually going to donate it to the National Autism Association when we're all said and done.
 

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Hmmm. Definitely POD. Considering the experience she touts in "traditional" publishing, she sure uses a lot of vanity come-on phrases. Her literary agency seems geared more toward publicity and marketing than sales, and there's also this: http://www.christinaarneson.com/

Niche cookbooks can do well with POD, but there's potential for conflict of interest, IMHO. Resist any pressure to buy extra promo packages.

ETA: HA! Sassenach found the catch. Avoid.
 

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