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What a bunch of crooks! Punch in Authorhouse on this site theres a new lawFirms name and number under This same title and head line ..call them Asap..its time to fight back.The Whole Author Solution banner is crooked..thieves without a shadow of a doubt call in...
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Anonymous
#903937

I really hope Peter Lamont has success, really the FBI should be investigating because there is fraud going on on a massive scale. They ripped off my father.

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#388938 Review #388938 is a subjective opinion of poster.
I published a book in 2011. I received $43 in royalties. I reported this to the IRS. Apparently, iUniverse does not keep records, because they subsequently sent me a threatening letter to send all information about what I had reported to IRS. This year I have...
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Anonymous
#712673

Yeah it is in no way a "publishing" company. It is just a scam.

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#386712 Review #386712 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$16000
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  • Taxation in the United States
Had a book self-published with iUniverse in 2009. They made a mistake printing the back cover. I had to pay half the cost for a re-do. Now, 4 years later, I had a suspicion. I ordered 2 copies of my own book from Amazon.com. It was delivered today, 2/7/13, with the...
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Anonymous
#816135

Try looking for a real publisher chumnp or if you must self publish use the FREE Kobowritinglife instead of an *** sccam.

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#382569 Review #382569 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1157
My title was submitted for printing and eventual publication to iUniverse. I received a proof copy that had a serious error on the back cover caused by them. I had to pay the cost to correct it before they would resubmit to printer. The problem was corrected and made...
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#382505 Review #382505 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$1157

Iuniverse - Self-Publishing Scam / Alleged Fraud / Multiple Complaints

wingedbirdinflight@live.com / code word "Justice": 2007: Three books published... then thrown in the well of never never land... All over (all three books) the internet... [past and present] -- For sale via numerous (Amazon; Barnes and Noble; EBay; other) sites... both new and (ahem) used... Still, no reported sales via IUniverse [recent contact] since 2010... No way to access info on site (despite what they might claim) for years... [BTW, be sure to read the small print "privacy" note!) No reputable accounting for anything. Say hey? Anybody out there interested in a serious lawsuit (seems apropro; look around!) against this organization? IUniverse also made two of my books into e-books against my expressed and definitive no. Say hey? Who wrote the books? ME. One year. Three books. Heart and soul. "Why don't you sue?" "You should sue the A off these people." "OMG, your books are all over!" How many times have I heard this? 10 X 10 X.... Guess what? Got an "apology" today for the "EBook" situation... An "apology." Well, thank you very much... but considering all the money I paid IUniverse for every word and every little error... it seems like Errors = Money and I am owed a great deal of "same." I put my email first so that folks could contact me about a potential class action suit. Otherwise: Peace be with you and also with me. Time to tip the scales! [I will not put the value of my loss here because that has not been calculated yet. How much is the company worth?
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#376023 Review #376023 is a subjective opinion of poster.
IM A CANADIAN AUTHOR PUBLISHING MEDICAL BOOKS, THEY DID NOT PAY ME ANY ROYALTIES! WHEN I SIGNED CONTRACT THEY SAID I COULD BUY MY BOOKS AT 30% OFF. THEY TOOK THIS BACK AND DID NOT LIVE UP TO THEIR WORDS. I AM EXTREMELY DISAPPOINTED AND FED UP WITH THEM. I WOULD NOT...
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#374654 Review #374654 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Loss
$5000
My first book has GREAT reviews but, through iuniverse, is print on demand only. They out-source too much of their personal contacts to the Philippines (where English is optional and it sounds like 1,000 people put into an empty warehouse. My royalty checks are small...
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Anonymous
#816140

iuniverse is a sccam

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#356236 Review #356236 is a subjective opinion of poster.
I never got paid the royalties for my books. I was able to buy my books from Amazon for less than I could buy my discounted books at IUniverse. So I bought books from Amazon and was supposed to be paid royalties from them and never got royalties on books bought by me...
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Anonymous
#712675

No. This is what Author Solutions, Iuniverse, Xlbiris and all the other scams associated with them do.

They simply steal everything and their defense is that any person who is so stu-pid as to use a vanity publisher is too stu-pid to understand that no one will ever buy their books, and that there will be no royalties. (Even when they're should be royalties they can always say this and everyone believes them because most people think anyone who would go with a vanity publisher must be pretty stu-pid so they get away with stealing any royalties they should pay out.

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#346425 Review #346425 is a subjective opinion of poster.
I the author, refuse to publish the junk their editorial handed me. I, in trust of their editing capability pay their price. Why, I ask myself that same question, now. After editing, I'm sent an internal book block. I understand giving me the opportunity to make...
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#336067 Review #336067 is a subjective opinion of poster.

IUniverse self-publishing over-rides my authority.

In trust I Used their costly service to edit my book. After editing they send to me interior book blocks, meaning...I'm to make changes/corrections, there's and mine. Changes that's okay,.but to correct their errors or point them out...cone on. After making changes and corrections, your charged additionally to re edit. WHAT. Manuscript cut by 1-third, words ran together, grammar errors, gaps between words in most lines. I fought with them and gave in. I wanted something for my $1800, I told them to finish production but DO NOT PUBLISH THIS TRASH, not with my name on it, not being my first book. I found out yesterday...7/30/12 that my book is live and for sale. I'm the Author, they have no authority. needles to say, Integrity. iUnivers has no regards to the quality of work or clients they publish, and with their name written all on it. I'll now have to publish (not with them) under a fictitious name, and will not be recognized as an Author. Punitive damage. I again am in the ring with them. This time I'm hiring a Ref. Signed Bolo
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Anonymous
#598210

Well, Peter. Mine was the premier Package, still the idiots can't edit.

Do you think your comment will sell us? Your talking to people / victims here. Liars - yes they (iuniverse ) are. I was told my novella would be priced at $4.50, try 65 pages for $8.95?

They don' t care that your book sits dormant. I saw the other day where they got sued for over 1 million dollars due to editing literature for schools, something of that nature.

Pete,send me your work, I'm just as qualified to edit. I don't mean to pick on you, but come on.

Anonymous
#591847

The guy commenting works for iunvierse and is a scam artist and a liar trying to get people to pay for even more expensive ***

Anonymous
#591846

They will publish your book because I found out they use the books to launder money for organized crime gangs. All the corrupt and terrible things they do to clients are just the tip of the iceberg.

Other names for this company Xlibris, Author Solutions, Balboa Press. All the same scammers

Anonymous
#537390

I just read your remarks concerning iUniverse. I've published two books through them and am currently republishing the first.

I've found their services to be first class. The fact the the original two books were published still containing a host of errors was no fault of theirs - you get what you pay for and I chosen the cheapest option!!! The second time round I opted for the comprehensive editing package other than the book doctor.

Yes, it is expensive but the result is amazing. While they may have made constructive suggestions, they certainly never 'over-rode' my authority.

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#335913 Review #335913 is a subjective opinion of poster.