Penguin -- a large and reputable publishing company, and one that we have supported for many years -- bought a scamming vanity press (Author Solutions) last July. Unfortunately, they're not changing the scamming tactics of the vanity press, at least not according to this:
Instead, they've given Author Solutions CEO Kevin Weiss a seat on the board. According to Emily Suess, guest author for the above site, the scam hasn't changed a bit.
Read the article; and if you're an author, beware. If you know an author, warn him or her. Authors have a hard enough time making ends meet without being scammed by someone who claims to have their backs.