I hold no brief for the Edwin Mellen press--but list members should be aware that they do occasionally publish quite good books--Anne Barstow's book on Married Priests and the Reforming Papacy, for example. So don't just write everything off. Best, Megan
At the risk of doing just that, I could add that I have always been perplexed by the business model of the Edwin Mellen Press. They go out of their way to say that the are *not* a Vanity Press, which only reinforces the point that everyone thinks that they are! I suppose they survive by producing cheaply, and selling expensively to academic libraries. There is a suspicion that they publish books that no-one else will.