An illuminating---and funny---article.
My, that was a bad manuscript.
Clearly, it was never read. Was it my imagination, or was there a phrase, "Oh, the moon, the emancipated moon?"
I remember my first book on animals where I made my own cover, It came back ANIMABALS All my friends wanted it! LOL I'm sure Publish America would have published it. What they do is not exactly the same as a vanity press. My friend published a book with them. After it had been published he was asked to provide a list of all his friends and they were sent a letter about the book. Many felt obliged to buy it.