If you can find a cheesy "testimonials" page on the Random House site, I will line edit your book and write a glowing letter of recommendation, complete with cover quotes.
YOU WIN, UNCLE JIM!Gee, Gil!
I'm working on a book right now!
I'll let you know when it's ready for a line-edit.
Random House, Inc. does not accept unsolicited submissions, proposals, manuscripts, or submission queries via e-mail at this time.
While it is extraordinarily improbable for a vanity-published book (PA for example), it is not particularly odd otherwise. A book I know well was first published by a very small, regional commercial press, and then a far larger independent NY publisher (Soho) bought the rights to publish a new edition, and promptly did so. Not a "reprint," though -- a redesigned, newly typeset edition with photographs added, new cover, new title.I hope some of them find it odd why any publisher (nevermind Random House) would reprint a book that's already under contract and 'published'?
Their extensive operation a few miles from our own headquarters makes them virtual neighbors.