You never know when you're going to stumble over the next hot product or crafter, so when a woman joined me on my bench in the shade, I introduced myself and said hello. She introduced herself, and we asked each other what we were doing here. She said, "I'm with Sterling Publishing. I'm trolling for writers and trends."
Which prompted Dave, the ever watchful P&E guy (one of the true good guys of this biz) to say:
Um, Door Number Three?Check on the references first before you send. Make sure you haven't hooked up with a fee charger or someone worse. You could wake up in a tub of ice with a kidney or manuscript missing and your gin pail empty.
Because of course Dave has probably heard one gazillion complaints about SterlingHouse Publishers and rightfully does not have anything "sterling" to say about them over at P&E
However, Sterling Publishers is a pretty well known and respected publisher. Here's their website
You think it's a coincidence that they use a version of a successful well respected name?
Nope, me either. All the more reason to double check everything.