Just read the requirements the Mystery Writers of America require for a publisher to be accepted and placed on their offical list. Now, interestingly enough, I can see somewhat the logic behind their actions. They want quality. Yeah, so do I.
But their stiff demands concerning payments to authors and book runs just about elminates 95% of the small publishers in this country. And that's unfair. There's lots of good writing going on thru a number of small houses. They'll never be considered for any awards. Nor reviews. (and yes, I'm one of those never-to-be-considered)
That's the way it goes. No one said the world was fair.