In re-reading your Amazing Archives of Wisdom and General Spiffiness, I noticed that you take a rather dim view of e-publishing, equating it with self-publishing and websites like iUniverse and xlibris, where the author pays the publisher and is not subjected to a review process.
This is not the case with some e-publishers, particularly those that specialize in Erotic Romance. For example, an e-publisher like Ellora's Cave sells over 30,000 e-books a month, and that's not including the titles they do put into print and sell through bookstores (Red Sage, Whiskey Creek Press-Torrid, Liquid Silver, and many others are all e-publishers who do this.) Their books can be found, for example, at Borders, although they chiefly consider themselves e-publishers.
Would an agent make a distinction between this type of publisher-one that does not accept all submissions, does subject authors to an edit-and-revise process, and does pay royalties without asking the author to pay to be published-and iUniverse? Do you?
The scumbags at AuthorHouse, xLibris and iUniverse have really mucked up the pool of POD publishing. Because they are the most well known of the scam mills, it's easy to assume ALL POD publishers are the latest incarnation of vanity press.
I know that's not the case but sadly, if someone tells me they've been published by a small house that uses POD the burden of proof for "is it crap" shifts to them. I assume it is; you have to prove otherwise.
That said, if you're going to use this as a publishing credential, I'd advise investing some time in writing several sentences or a paragraph that explains (as you did here) that the publisher isn't a vanity house and including a link to the website. It won't get you past the truly convinced that "no good book was ever published by anyone other than traditional process", but it will get you to me. I'll look.
Also, let's remember e-books are NOT POD books. E-books are text on a screen, a special device that lets you read things, and coming soon to your cell phone, Ipod and Blackberry. POD books are separate objects: books. There's nothing E about them.
I don't think POD technology sucks. I think it's the wave of the future.
I think companies (and I will not call them publishers) who use POD to persuade people they can be "published authors" are one step up from Dorothy Deering (see TEN PERCENT OF NOTHING).
I recently read Yvon Chouinard's book LET MY PEOPLE GO SAILING. He's the founder and owner of Patagonia, the sporting goods and clothing company. He's persuasive by example that companies that do good in the world can change things for the better. As I look around MY industry I see incredible waste. 25% of most books are shipped back to the publisher and recycled. That's just wasteful in the extreme. Let's not even talk about the hundreds of thousands of pages of manuscript that come and go out of just my office here in a given year.
I envision POD technology changing how book production work and making us MUCH less wasteful and better earthlings.