Author Mill: "... a company that publishes a very large number of authors in the expectation of selling a hundred books or so from each (as opposed to publishing a limited number of authors in hopes of selling thousands of books from each, as commercial publishers do). Author mills don't require authors to make any financial expenditures at all, hidden or otherwise. However, they do rely on their authors as their major source of income (through books purchased by the author for re-sale, or sold to "pocket" markets the author him/herself is responsible for identifying), and so can be defined as vanity publishers, despite the lack of upfront or other charges. Also, author mills tend to share a business model with vanity publishers: no editorial screening of submissions, no meaningful pre-publication editing, no meaningful post-publication marketing or distribution." (Writer Beware)
Seriously, I have joked about this being the "tourist book." I have also joked (but "on the square") about this publisher being a "glorified Kinkos." So, I did not have illusions about this being received as a major scholarly publication nor taking the New York Times Bestseller List by storm. As I have said, it is kind of a souvenir of a particular period of my life. I also knew that the publisher wasn't exactly a vanity press either. Now, I know what to call it. Being able to name something is actually quite comforting!