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I published in 2001 on a $99 special and I have sold over 5000 paperback copies to date. But that bbok is HORRIBLE because they had me send a rough draft file, then an edited file yet published the draft and wanted me to pay to fix the book which was on the market. They changed ownership at some point.

They also, sometime in '08 or'09 made my book an ebook without ANY notice, contract, anything. I sent a stop order and they never honored it. Acknowledged it, but never honored it. And we have absolutely no way of knowing if the book sold ebook or not. No tracking mechanism whatsoever.

Now, I recently noted that my original royalty contract of IU is not being honored and I am only being given 10% royalties - it was 30%. They just changed things midstream. They also sell mine as an ebook, with no record or tracking mechanism, and never ever notified me or asked me if ebook was acceptable. We really have no clue how much we sell or if they pay us right.

Last, in 2010 or 2011 I got three royalty checks that all bounced, they'd send a new one, it couldn't be cashed. Over and Over.

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ABCDEFG I Love the Alphabet and It Loves Me | Iuniverse review from Hazleton, Pennsylvania

I Universe is a money making cash cow for themselves. They continue to call and ask for money to promote books and then you hear nothing from them until the next time. They are a scam!!!!!!!!! I want my book back and for them to have NOTHING to do with it anymore. My book was written and illustrated for young children or those with special needs. I can't even get them to send me a copy of the book much less sell it. I will NEVER do business with them again. It is a shame that they are cheap to publish with but you get what you pay for!
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Anonymous
#753307

I just signed up with iUniverse after being scammed twice. I paid $ 380.00 down I cannot believe what I read here :cry :cry

Anonymous
#503631

Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

Anonymous
#292689

OMG they are calling me for money all the time. People quit, their site should be reported to the better business bureau of capitalist scams of the world.

I think their number is 1 800-Fck iuniverse. :(

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#213397 Review #213397 is a subjective opinion of poster.

IUniverse is withholding my royalties.

'Cause I e-m & phoned iUniverse for a year & a half, in May '09 was the one & last time iUniverse send me a ck, $41.34 for royalties on my bk AS TIME GOES BY, published '05. Nothing since, even thou I showed them, it is promoted all over the Internet in soft cover & e-book in several languages. And that searching the Internet I find dozens of complaints like mine. How many $ is iUniverse withholding? As I said in my complaints 2 years ago after extensive research I found out I'm not the only one iUniverse is withholding money from. However only iUniverse knows how many $19.95s it is withholding. X 10? That comes to $199.95 X 100? That comes to $1,995. So just pay up iUniverse!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

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interesting

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#203194 Review #203194 is a subjective opinion of poster.

IUniverse is withholding my royalties.

Complaint: '09 was the one & last time iUniverse send me ck for $41.34 royalties on my bk published in '05. Nothing since even thou I showed them how it is promoted all over the Internet in soft cover & e-book in several languages. And searching the Internet I find dozens of complaints like mine. How many $$$$ is iUniverse holding? Their excuse when I contacted them was:"......sorry but we can't post reports unless we receive information from our channel vendors." In '08-'09 when I complaint their excuse was:"You only have $19.95 in your royalties account. Cann't mail ck for less than $25. but when I wrote complaints on Internet, the $41.34 was mailed to me by return mail. I see enough complaints on the Internet now, iUniverse, what are you waiting for?
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Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

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#201144 Review #201144 is a subjective opinion of poster.

Iuniverse are crooks i have not got a statement in 13 months

Im chef Brad McCrorie.I rereleaced one of my cook books with Iuniverse.I have not gotten a statement from them on the sale of my book,soups for all seasons.they are crooks.From the net i know we are best sellers at towers selling well at AMOZON Chapters.We have to go to court to get paid.There fast talking cohns.I sighned the canstrack paid there fee and the deel was that we would get a statement every 4 and 6 months.That never hapend.We talked to every one there all most.Just the same run a round
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Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

Anonymous
#181030

Kevin Weiss has not sent me a statement in 13 months for soups for all seasons.The whole company a scam.im thinking the IRS will be called :(

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In 1999 a novel entitled "Out of Egypt, A Letter to Sophie" was completed. A man took the original manuscript (Copyright TXu001358129), changed it from third person to first, changed straight quotes to curly quotes and commas, changed a few words, added an epilogue and...
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Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

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I'm the author of AS TIME GOES BY. After posting my last complaint in this site iU Customer Support gave me an address to access to get info on my withheld royalties, Sales and Royalties, also View Sales History, but when I tried that found it was a site to fill...
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Like so many of the others who have complained, I agree that I-Universe has morphed into a consumer unfriendly and difficult company to work with. I now have a book with them and have paid nearly $4,000 over a five month period and have seen nothing but stalling, ineptitude, and borderline incompetence from those persons assigned to work with me on my book.

They make promises to contact me and don't do what they say they will do. Today is another example of that. Their service agreement is legalize mumbo jumbo. I will seek an attorney in Bloomington to confront this horrendous company.

Too bad.

A few years ago I published a book with them and had a good experience. Not so presently!

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Iuniverse Customer Care
IUniverse assigned me new Customer Support who emailed info so I could access Sales & Royalties. 1) I just tried it & met another dead end, PAGE NOT FOUND. Left phone msg to CS asking for explanation. 2) Will discuss with her getting out of IU. Dealing with this...
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Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

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#163717 Review #163717 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Reviews of self publishing houses often give iUniverse high ratings. But that was before they were purchased by a holding company. Since then, their services have maddeningly deteriorated. The former reviews do not apply. In early 2009, iUniverse was purchased by a...
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Anonymous
#840327

Do not pay for any marketing or promotion with iuniverse. Non of them work and that's how they scam more and more money out of people for nothing.

They are part of Author Solutions which has links with the Mafia. All scam. You will never be paid any royalties.

And what's worse you could have done it allfor free with kobo writing life. Putting books into print is a complete waste of money for a self publisher but people are making a LOT of money through self publishing.

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#134309 Review #134309 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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AuthorHouse and iUniverse are the same company now. beware. iUniverse/AuthorHouse ranks among the top five companies for inefficiency I submitted a manuscript (Echoes Through Time) for publication on April 17, 2008. It is now August 7, 2008 and I am still in the author...
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Myself and several others are planning to file a class action lawsuit against iUniverse. Anyone who is interested in joining this suit please email me at nutt.justin@gmail.com

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