Indiana, United States

I can't even begin to tell you of their shake down process without my blood boiling. I did two books with iUniverse.

Big mistake. The first book cost me a bundle because of errors (my bad), but when ready for print, they got my name wrong on the cover! They are not the printers. They send all their work to a printer in Tenn.

They have no control of their printing. You can hear in the background the kind of operation they are. They're a *** phone bank, manned by employees that come and go regularly. that's why you never have the same PSA for very long before a new PSA comes on board.

And what's with the accents? I can barely understand anyone that calls me. Must tell you the hour rate or commission rate offered by these clowns. I am doing my second book with CreateSpace.

I should've done this from the get go. Oh, well, live and learn. I feel I lost both block payments and additional payments over $3,000 (and that's because it never ends with them), but you know what? I don't care.

Live and learn. I just hope people have enough common sense to check these posts before signing on with iUniverse. They used to be in Iowa, but apparently got chased from there. I think they use the iUniverse because of their proximity to the U of Indiana.

IU, get it?

Product or Service Mentioned: Iuniverse Publishing Service.

Reason of review: Not as described/ advertised.

Monetary Loss: $3000.

Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.

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They outsource all the work to the Philippines where they can pay them commission only at very low rates. Hence the accents.


Cancel your credit card because they will never stop stealing from you otherwise.


Iuniverse was never located in Iowa. It was previously located in Nebraska until Author Solutions purchased the company, which is located in Bloomington.

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