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April turned them down, of course. She feels much the same way as I do about operations like Archway. She declined their offer and was more polite about it (I would have told them to go piss up a rope):
I have always advised indie authors to avoid vanity publishers, and AuthorHouse is one of the most notorious among them. The reputation of AuthorHouse as an overpriced, under-performing scam agency far precedes its name. I have warned many a writer away from AH in the past, and will continue to do so in the future.
I am very disappointed to see such an august and respected publisher as S&S moving into this new, arguably predatory market area: pairing up a respected publisher with a vanity press to offer desperate would-be authors various, fee-based "services"---any of which the writer could retain him- or herself from freelancers at a fraction of the cost---and/or a publishing contract offering terms that virtually ensure the publisher will turn a profit, but the author will not. Surely the strongly negative reaction to (sic) HarperCollins' Hydra imprint hasn't escaped your notice?
FYI: Archway is an S&S owned company that is run by Author Solutions (aka AuthorHouse), a vanity press with a long history of business practices ranging from questionable to outright scams. I would never recommend them or any service they offer for no other reason than the prices are terrible; like April wrote above any self-published author could find the services they need at a lower cost elsewhere.
And then there is the fact that Author Solutions is being investigated by a law firm looking to bring a class-action lawsuit. While that is not always a sign of wrongdoing, in this case it is.
Finally, if you start seeing someone promoting Archway or even suggesting it as a viable option, you might want to check to see if they have a financial motive. My advice when it comes to Author Solutions and their many brands is "Run Away! Run Away!" And I'm not sure you would find many in the self-published community who would disagree.