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  • Mar 14
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Auckland, Auckland
  • Book Publishing
  • 1
  • 1
  • 74
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

My mother , who is 87 years old, wanted iuniverse to publish her manuscript. After mailing it, , she gave up $7,000.00 to have the book published. We asked for a written contract as well as receipts for the money they stole from her account. They have never obliged us. All correspondence had been done via phone since my mom doesn't use the internet. She was led to believe that her "contract"... Read more

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  • Feb 23
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Laurel, Maryland
  • Book Publishing
  • 84
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

Get marketing calls almost monthly although book was published more than ten years ago. Bought services then that were horrible, yet they pressure to sell more horrible marketing services. Will not remove me from the list. As for royalties, they continue to make up their own rules irrespective of contracts. Did little to nothing other than acting as a printer. Marketing money spent was a... Read more

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  • Feb 07
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Ashland, Oregon
  • Self-Publishing Service
  • 2
  • 2
  • 107
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

This is unfortunately exactly in line with all self-publishers of whom I am aware. Some used to offer marketing, but only for a fee. Someone who is good with social media ("networking") should use this for sure. Why? you'll get most of the money. The conventional way is much longer. You search for magazines that accept SHORT STORIES (or poems) in your "field" (this is hard to do). Most major... Read more

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  • Jan 28
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Washington, District Of Columbia
  • Book
  • 89
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Tried to order books. Transferred to someone on Kentucky, then transferred to someone in the Philippines. Very difficult to actually talk to anyone in Indiana. They are always calling offering big ideas for selling the books for major money and that is usually the end of it. One of the sorriest do-it-yourself printers around. they do not help the author at all. They only keep asking for more... Read more

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  • Jan 16
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Editing
  • 166
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Add said they offered free editing, and publishing advice. Instead they immediately tried to get me to self-publish, and tried to make me feel as if I committed to publishing through them that day, despite my boo being sever months from finished, and though I had not shown any interest in publishing through them. I was pressured into buying a package that day, and told them that was not what I... Read more

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  • Jan 06
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Halifax, Nova Scotia
  • Book Publishing
  • 2
  • 2
  • 307
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

I've been writing for almost ten years, just free writing. I do my own creative ideas, and since i was seventeen i've been looking for a publisher, with very little success. I haven't let that stop me though, and it shouldn't, for anyone, otherwise you didn't enjoy writing from the start. So when i applied to publish america, i received my first contract, i was twenty. I was so excited i jumped... Read more

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  • Dec 31, 2014
  • Advertisements and Cons
  • Vista, California
  • Marketing Calls
  • 150
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Received a phone call on the cell phone accidentally left by a household member who is not in town during the holidays...the caller, Kim Fox identified herself and I asked if she had been asked to call ...she said yes, I said the party was out of town...and as I spoke to her scanned the recent activity on the computer noting that there had been a request for the "free how to publish" booklet. I... Read more

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  • Dec 16, 2014
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Largo, Florida
  • Distribution Policy
  • 157
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

iUniverse policy of non-distribution of sales' royalties until they total a minimum of $75.00 is unethical and illegal in that it permits the company to enhance its fiscal bottom line with funds that do not legally belong to the company. The policy is injurious to limited authors, as well as authors with a small following. The policy allows iUniverse to keep royalties in their possession if an... Read more

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  • Dec 15, 2014
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Portland, Maine
  • 156
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Duped It was all heavenly and heavily loaded with glittering promises of sweeping sales and sweet-scented dew drops on every package deal… their after the seal! Scam, sham, rip-off assuming the shape of everything that ain't easy to get. And here, they reassure you, is your one time shot of getting your golden start. Don't miss out on our 50% off package deal, valid for only another 7,... Read more

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  • Dec 11, 2014
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • California, United States
  • Authors Royalty
  • 1
  • 1
  • 117
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Has anyone else noticed, Iuniverse/Authorhouse inc..Publishing has changed its author royalties pages 3 times since they've been sued and none of it makes any since, all numbers are fraudulent. .and don't match sales percentages..then if you have more than one book, other books and different wrong isbn..numbers come up under the book your checking royalties for?... this is Fraud folks..A... Read more

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