Quote Originally Posted by underthecity View Post
She said she shopped around and found they were the only one who didn't ask for any upfront costs.

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I guess she's one of the their 90,000 happy authors. It's 90, isn't it?
Chances are she ran a Google search, in which case vanity publishers or the big houses who don't take unagented submissions are likely to be close to the top. After $5000 sticker prices for vanities, PA seems like a bargain. Probably by design on PA's part. They're masters at playing off what the authors think they know about publishing.

And last I knew they were claiming about 45,000 happy authors.