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iUniverse is the worst publisher ever. I couldn't be more unhappy with them. The people you have to interact with sound like they have no education whatsoever. It takes an eternity to get royalty information. I have 2 more books out this year and couldn't sign with...
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#810539 Review #810539 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$7000
Preferred solution
Price reduction
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.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Already enclosed
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
  • Poor communicaiton
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$6000
3.8
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In defense of iUniverse I have published with them five times before since 2005. I was working on getting another two manuscripts completed and decided to jump ahead of myself and get the contract with iUniverse going just to push me to finish my books. With the...
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Anonymous
#1149820

That was an inspiring story and I pray that you have a speedy recovery!

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#767515 Review #767515 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Good customer service
Tags
  • self publishing companies
  • Iuniverse Review
  • Good Place To Publish On Demand
4.8
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IUniverse...a professional relationship with excellent results
IUniverse...a professional relationship with excellent results
Abbott Press published my first book, 'The President's Weapon'. There was an issue with the printing that they corrected to my satisfaction. For my second book, 'Dead Water', I was bumped up to iUniverse. Though probably 4 to 6 weeks out before release, my experience...
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#766718 Review #766718 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Editors
  • Contact person
  • Entire publication process
Cons
  • No issues encountered
Reason of review
Good customer service
Tags
  • Assassinations
  • Black Ops

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They failed to put in the design back cover of the book.They failed to make correction of errors, and wanted to charge me $500 to correct. They then called me to pay them $500 to take 10 of my $11books to the book fair. Told him I refuse to give him money to pay for his vacation to Florida!!!
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#760016 Review #760016 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
1.0
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Iuniverse/Author Solutions is designed and set up to fraud you. They are set up in several layers and say one department does not know what the other is doing which of course is not true. As I told customer service spokesperson Dianne Rose, everyone is responsible for...
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#758029 Review #758029 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1200
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Online Cam

IUNIVERSE not a good company anymore "run"

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I am ashamed to have gotten taken by Iuniverse. They used to be a reputable company. I had purchased and produced three books with them before they were bought. They used to be a good an reputable company who I referred to several people. They took my money and said they would produce my book. They asked me to change the cover I did. They provided me a new cover with the controversial cover included. But they stole my money and refuse to give me a refund.
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#757410 Review #757410 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
  • Customer service when manuscript mailed to them for editing
  • Policies
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1000
Preferred solution
Full refund
I agree with most of the complaints against IUniverse. I have used them once, NEVER again.The ¨agents¨ in each department know nothing about the other departments. Sometimes nothing about their own department. Communication is terrible, and the service is worse.Because...
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#644829 Review #644829 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
My manuscript was submitted for publication, and I was charged $750 to review it. Once reviewed, I was told it would cost an additional $3000 to edit it. I suspect that the almost $4000 is the actual cost of getting a book edited. Goodness knows how much more would...
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Anonymous
#1572159

A friend of mine did all of this for free. I think I will ask him to do my second book too.

This company is ridiculous. Thanks for sharing.

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#630046 Review #630046 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Money up front, service to follow . . . maybe. No native speakers of English on board this wandering bark of infinite promises. So put up four, five, or six thousand dollars and wait. And wait. Then comes the broadside from this wandering brig. You too will be...
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Anonymous
#1033523

I just finished reading an iUniverse-published book. I couldn't believe the consistently terrible editing.

EVERY page! I decided to check them out and was not surprised to see the hundreds of furious victims.

However, having just read this gentleman's comment, I was disturbed to see the negative racial content concerning iUniverse. It isn't relevant and certainly you had more than enough legitimate complaint without that!

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#619957 Review #619957 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
scam
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
Tags
  • self publishing companies