I know a few authors are here at EH-Net, so any insights and personal experiences are much appreciated.
Generally I am also very interested in the general opinion from EH-Netters about good and quality publishers in terms of good books. In my opinion, a good publisher should not only publish a book, but also help with editorial stuff, proof-reading, gives suggestions and recommendations, and, personally very important, give honest feedback - I am not looking for a publisher who's main concern is about publishing as many books as possible. I'm looking for quality.
What are your thoughts on publishers such as Syngress, No Starch Press, Wiley, O'Reilly, Osborne/McGraw-Hill, Addison-Wesley, For Dummies, etc.? Can someone tell something about their reputation (in the US and in general)? E.g. that publisher (insert name) has often bad proof-read books or mostly excellent-books? Of course the author is responsible for what he has written, but maybe some publishers have a good eye for what's good because of personal knowhow and experience.
Any recommendations are highly appreciated.