Unfortunately, there are those who do not like P&E or its editor because we give out information that they would prefer remain hidden from writers. Usually, they slink away, but not this time. P&E is being sued and we are asking for donations to mount a legal defense in court. Please click on the link below and give if you can to help protect P&E so it can continue to defend writers as it has for the past eleven years.
This is the link to the P&E page with the donation button. Scroll down past the other news items.
If you don't know Preditors and Editors and you're a writer, then you haven't been doing your homework. P&E lists publishers, agents, editors, etc. and is not shy about posting Not Recommended for those entities which are incompetent, cheaters, stealers, scammers, and whatever else they've done wrong. Note that this is not the subjective opinion of Dave Kuminski, but based on factual information.
P&E has been active in letting writers know that PublishAmerica is the worst possible vanity press. There are other, legitimate, self-publishers who can help a writer to self-pub if that's the way they want to go.
For more information, go to the Absolute Write forum to see the discussions on PA and for much more valuable information about the publishing business.