It looks like Xerox is getting into the vanity-press business and using a contest to lure in customers:
Dust off the manuscript that’s hiding under your bed and enter the Xerox
Aspiring Authors Contest. The company is on a nationwide search for the best
work of unpublished fiction to demonstrate the power of digital print-on-demand
as a smart alternative to traditional publishing.
The grand prize winner gets $5000 and a 100 copies of their own book. (Thanks to Michael Bracken for the heads-up).