In my career as an author, I, too, was a victim of an unscrupulous publisher, and I know other authors who have been as well. Failing to send royalty statements and payments can be a problem with any publisher. A few years ago a highly-reputable online ebook publisher closed overnight and left their authors in quite a nightmare with their books tied up in litigation for years. That will NOT happen with Blue Pennant Press as we help you open your own account with Amazon for your ebook distribution and CreateSpace for your print book. Smashwords, too, if you'd like. Since the accounts will be in your own name, the monies never go through us; instead they go directly to you.
On one page it says your fee includes the purchase of an ISBN. I understand Amazon Kindle doesn't require one to publish with them, so why do I need one? If I choose not to have one, will you reduce the price of your fee?