The first publisher was very keen on my book, but was either bankrupt or never had the money or business sense to get off the ground in the first place.
The second publisher asked for the complete manuscript then never got back to me for a year and a half now.
The third publisher seemed very interested, asked for the full manuscript, told me it was under consideration and in their pile of stuff they liked - then never got back to me.
So today, I sent off two polite letters asking for a status update. I'm going through the publisher research process again. I only wish I had more time to really apply to a few more publishers.