I just got a request for a full manuscript from a publisher, which is always a good thing. That is, if the publisher is a good one. Hmmnn… Got me thinking–how do you define a good publisher? Of course, they publish good books. Consistently good books. But I’m not so sure. Speaking mostly of epublishing, and I suppose this is relevant for print as well–there are always some clunkers, right? Or maybe ones that are just not to one’s taste. Are good publishers those that sell well? If you start to look at it from a writer’s point of view, then all sorts of other issues arise. Editing, contracts, treatment, communication, publicity, reputation, collegiality, timeliness…the list is endless. With your reader’s cap on, what things do you look for in a publisher? Or do you just go for the writers you like? Which are your favorite publishing houses, the ones you feel you can count on. As a writer–what do you look for?