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  • Jul 03
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Leland, North Carolina
  • Book Publishing
  • 93
  • REVIEW RATING 3/5

I didn't think I was getting a New York agent or anything close. Poor editing was my fault. The book made some sales and is still available on most websites and at stores if you order it. I'm reading here where people think they are being ripped off on royalties. The simple fact that your book is on a lot of websites around the world doesn't mean anyone wants to buy it. I've been published in... Read more

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  • Jun 03
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Albuquerque, New Mexico
  • Book Publishing
  • 175
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

I agree with most of the complaints against IUniverse. I have used them once, NEVER again.The ¨agents¨ in each department know nothing about the other departments. Sometimes nothing about their own department. Communication is terrible, and the service is worse.Because of their deficits and mistakes the sale of my book is at a stand still.They have marketed my book as an eBook when I also have a... Read more

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  • May 02
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Austin, Texas
  • Manuscript Publishing
  • 241
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

My manuscript was submitted for publication, and I was charged $750 to review it. Once reviewed, I was told it would cost an additional $3000 to edit it. I suspect that the almost $4000 is the actual cost of getting a book edited. Goodness knows how much more would be added to the cost to actually have a completed, published book in hand. If in fact these are the actual costs, then this... Read more

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  • Apr 23
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
  • Self-Publishing Service
  • 279
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

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
  • Self Publishing
  • 1
  • 1
  • 148
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

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
  • 242
  • 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
  • 133
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

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
  • 285
  • 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
  • 213
  • 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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