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My mother , who is 87 years old, wanted iuniverse to publish her manuscript. After mailing it, , she gave up $7,000.00 to have the book published. We asked for a written contract as well as receipts for the money they stole from her account. They have never obliged...
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Anonymous
#971256

Hello,iUniverse's practice is to promptly investigate all customer complaints. Would you please reach out to me directly with your name and contact information, as well as the...

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#608215 Review #608215 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
Loss
$7000
Get marketing calls almost monthly although book was published more than ten years ago. Bought services then that were horrible, yet they pressure to sell more horrible marketing services. Will not remove me from the list. As for royalties, they continue to make up...
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#599189 Review #599189 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Poor product marketing
Reason of review
Poor customer service
I've been writing for almost ten years, just free writing. I do my own creative ideas, and since i was seventeen i've been looking for a publisher, with very little success. I haven't let that stop me though, and it shouldn't, for anyone, otherwise you didn't enjoy...
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Anonymous
#939740

Thank you my thoughts about their offer confirmed

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#578929 Review #578929 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Dream succubus
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.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Poor communicaiton
Reason of review
Bias & discrimination
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
Tags
  • Publish On Demand
  • Barack Obama
1.0
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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...
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Anonymous
#880551

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

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#536749 Review #536749 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$3000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
As an unknown, unpublished author, I researched for months trying to find what I believed to be the best print on demand (POD) publisher. I first tried the "Big Boys;" sent out several dozen query letters, received about six back, three of which said they "might" be...
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#520312 Review #520312 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Tags
  • POD Book Publishers
I paid $1600 for a professional edit, and my book went to print with at least ten typos. When I tried to get these corrected, the company tried to shake me down for another $400 for a block of edits. They accepted no personal responsibility for the shoddy editing job. ...
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Anonymous
#880570

To get a traditional publisher to publish your book you send them a high quality marketable book you don't spend any money what nonsense Bev talks. And yes I have been publish...

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#496722 Review #496722 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Loss
$2000
I recently had a negative experience with iUniverse, I contacted them last week to publish a book by late June. I insisted that I need the book out by a specific date due to the launch of an extensive marketing campaign and I needed to make sure the book will be in...
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Anonymous
#816127

Um they will tell you they can do anything to get your money, but they can't do anytbing nor do they care about doing anything for your book, nor do they have any interest in ...

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#486868 Review #486868 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Loss
$3499
The editing and publishing part was OK. The cover design was good. My mistake was being sucked in by a smooth-talking sales director into a $9000 publicity program. It was worthless. I did most of the work in preparing the materials released to the media. I had 6 or 7...
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Anonymous
#816130

Don't use any vanity publishing service they are all stcams and you can self publish for free on Kobowritinglife.com anyway.

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#391706 Review #391706 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Loss
$9000
I published a book in 2011. I received $43 in royalties. I reported this to the IRS. Apparently, iUniverse does not keep records, because they subsequently sent me a threatening letter to send all information about what I had reported to IRS. This year I have...
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Anonymous
#712673

Yeah it is in no way a "publishing" company. It is just a scam.

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#386712 Review #386712 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Loss
$16000
Tags
  • Taxation in the United States