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This is the second complaint with this company. On Friday, I'm going to complain on social media and let everyone know how bad this company and Author House really is. If this company does not believe in your book then it will take forever to get it published. I have...
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#769592 Review #769592 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Already enclosed
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
  • Poor communicaiton
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$6000
1.5
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Have had 5 books published by Iuniverse. My 6th was rejected after review because subject material too critical of Barack Obama and government. They originally accepted my payment and started process, but procrastinated for nearly four months before refusing to...
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Anonymous
#914451

what was your experience with the first 5 books?

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#548172 Review #548172 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • Poor communicaiton
Reason of review
Bias & discrimination
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
Tags
  • Publish On Demand
  • Barack Obama

Iuniverse in Atlanta, Georgia - Misadvertising

i deeply regret about not paying attention to the negative comments about IUniverse. i had a misfortune to publish a book with them. they go aggressively after authors promising the best servies, but not doing a fraction of it. every single department is trying to squeeze as much money as possible offering bogus services and not providing even the proofreading. now, when they cannot get any more money out of me, the do not return my calls or emails, unless i threaten to report them to IRS and suggest an audit - which is not such a bad idea. they are unprofessional, deceptive and need to be removed from the list of publishers.
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ST
#639015

I agree, I purchased the Bookstore Premier Pro $2,299 & iUniverse hired an editor for $1,800. I just wrapping up the design phase.

We start off with awesome packages but you are constantly asking.... why do they keep asking for more money? Are we actually going to get that investment back at 10% royalty for a book that sells for $16? Just 10 mins after I hit the internal content approved button I noticed a misspelled word.

I immediately contacted my Publishing Services Associate who told me I would have to pay $100 to add an "o" to the word. :eek I feel like I'm like i'm being bleed out!

smullany48
#632767

Unfortunately, I can not disagree. They finally responded to me a month after I made the same assertion to them-- nearly 2 years after publishing my book.

As so many others have said, we

were fleeced.

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#308028 Review #308028 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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$1700
I am so tired of dealing with iUniverse. Their policy of sending out Royalty checks really sucks. They are supposed to send them out at the end of every quarter. I find they are late every time. I have direct deposit which means my check goes out before the checks that...
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Anonymous
#503660

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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