Update: Lambert Academic Publishing and parent VDM Verlag are apparently not a scam. A reader wrote to me to mention that VDM published her PhD thesis and those of several friends. These can be purchased at Amazon.
It is unfortunate that LAP and VDM use unethical marketing practices in support of their legitimate business. I apologize to anyone who was misled when I believed them to be a scam.
Dear Aran Donohue ,
I am writing on behalf of the German publishing house, LAP Lambert Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG.
In the course of a research at the University of Toronto , I came across a reference to your dissertation entitled Msc .
We are a German-based publisher whose aim is to make academic research available to a wider audience.
LAP would be especially interested in publishing your manuscript in the form of a printed monograph.
Your reply including an e-mail address to which I can send an e-mail with further information in an attachment
will be greatly appreciated.
I am looking forward to hearing from you.
LAP LAMBERT Academic Publishing AG & Co. KG
Theodor-Heuss-Ring 26 / 50668 Köln, Germany
Fon +49 681 3720-310
Fax +49 681 3720-3109
Handelsregister Amtsgericht Köln HRA 26549
Partner with unlimited liability:
VDM Verwaltung Aktiengesellschaft
Handelsregister Amtsgericht Saarbrücken HRB 16777
Board of Directors: Dr. Wolfgang Müller (Chairman/Vors.), Christoph Schulligen, Jürgen Gerber, Katalin Bontenakels
Supervisory Board: Prof. Dr. Johannes G. Bischoff (Chairman/ Vors.), RA Thomas Bischoff, RA André Gottschalk