I probably shouldn't post this here. But, I can't help myself. The reason I shouldn't is because the poor publicist who sent me this has nothing to do with policy.
I've removed her name.
I looked into the awards you had contacted me about. The IACP Cookbook
Award has a $100 entry fee. I am happy to supply you with the 5 books
necessary, but, unfortunately, award entry fees are not in the budget.
Let me know if you would like me to send you the review copies to submit
with your entry.
Also, the 2007 James Beard Foundation Awards entry forms will be
available in late October."
Now, these people have been cheap in the past, but it just seems to me this is going too far. I find this outrageous. They at least paid for the awards for my first book. They are constantly changing the rules on me.
This is Taylor Trade Publishing, a sub of Rowman & Littlefield.
If anyone agrees with me, here is the managing editor's email address. I can't alienate them any more than I already have apparently. And my agent will never attempt to sell them another book. It has been hell.