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  • 2 days ago
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Self-Publishing Service
  • 16
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

This company is a pure fraud, definitely something that you should be very aware of, and they are not the only ones that will do this to you. I have, unfortunately, allowed myself to become a victim of IUniverse. Scam company. I’m a published author with IUNIVERSE and they have not paid me a penny yet and its been 6 years. Every time I call and ask about my payments to me they keep saying it... Read more

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  • Apr 22
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Author
  • 9
  • REVIEW RATING 3/5

I have been looking at a number of businesses which operate in the self publishing market. Non of them are cheap and although I subscribe to the idea that you get what you pay for, I can't see the value in any of them. As for iUniverse, well just take a look at their web site. It is simply a portal to get your details, nothing more. No information about packages, nothing about how and what they... Read more

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Worst service ever. Occasionally get a royalty check for under two dollars. RIP OFF RIP OFF RIP OFF is all i can say. Add comment

  • Apr 13
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Great Neck, New York
  • Book Publishing
  • 1
  • 1
  • 71
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

I had my book published by iUniverse. They gaurenteed that my book would be sold at bookstores like Barnes and Nobles. Today I went to Barnes and Nobles at ask him to see if he had my book in stock. He looked it up in the store computer and then said to me "that book is not available at this location and it won't be available in any Barnes and Nobles in NY or any other state unless a customer... Read more

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  • Apr 09
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Boone, North Carolina
  • Book Publishing
  • 37
  • REVIEW RATING 3/5

Money up front, service to follow . . . maybe. No native speakers of English on board this wandering bark of infinite promises. So put up four, five, or six thousand dollars and wait. And wait. Then comes the broadside from this wandering brig. You too will be famous. No one has to see your book, let alone judge it worthy of publication. ***, no. We don't need peer review. We have... Read more

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  • Mar 14
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Auckland, Auckland
  • Book Publishing
  • 2
  • 2
  • 172
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

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
  • 135
  • 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
  • 151
  • 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
  • 115
  • 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
  • 199
  • 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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