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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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what was your experience with the first 5 books?

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  • Poor communicaiton
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Bias & discrimination
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Deliver product or service ordered
  • Publish On Demand
  • Barack Obama

Misadvertising | Iuniverse review from Atlanta, Georgia

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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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!


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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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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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

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