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After publishing two books with iUniverse, I can only believe I made them a lot of money which they did not pay me royalties on. I know people are buying them. I get reviews, hits on my facebook pages etc..., yet the royalty payments do not match the level of interest.
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Laurie

Agree! I had the same issues. I'm trying to locate a different publisher, but don't know who to trust after being burned by Iuniverse.

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I confronted IUniverse and they wanted proof of my purchase so I went to my account from 6 months prior and printed the purchase an delivery. They were shocked but again said they would take care of it and never did even after repeated inquiries by me. People I meet...
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wrote a book in 2009. Never heard from them afterwards. Finally in 2017 I get a call from someone from IUNIVERSE stating my book was nor selling and they wanted to promote it ...

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  • Did not receive royalties
  • Did not reveive royalties
  • Poor product marketing
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I will conclude after my book had been published - i'm tied with them as I paid upfront. It has been an ordeal and continuing - I just want to get to sign off! I will conclude after my book had been published - i'm tied with them as I paid upfront. It has been an...
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The drove me insane.... Stole all of my sales.... Ruined my career and business. And bankrupted me.... I spent over 50,0000 messing with them and trying to b a writer... My GM settlement and SSDI money is down the drain and im old with nothing but a crazy check from the government....
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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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Terrible customer service unless you are calling to pay for your contract.Three months to publish a book? Really? Three months later, after paying over $1100 for my contract, they are still in the "reviewing stage". I am now dealing with my third personal consultant...
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Iuniverse - These people are the worst ever
First off let start by saying I wish I had read the reviews before i wasted my money with this company.Although ya might say to yourself you can't please everyone so maybe it's just those few. well I wish that was the case because a lot of what other people are saying...
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Well thank you folks. I have been receiving such calls from a really nice gentleman. The fee immediately scared me away. However, after several calls, I thought i check out...

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iuniverse told me if I was going to change the cover, I had up to 50 changes I could make with no extra charge. OK. There were a few things I wanted to tweak. I got the book back and, sure, the new corrections were done, but all the old mistakes that I had...
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This sounds like Author House Publishing but under a new name,they did such a terrible editing of my book too thats why they are not listed on the website,and I h...

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I published with Iuniverse and after several years of "no Sales therefore no Royalties".. although I was asked many times to "Sign" a physical copy of the non sold book! I pursued Iuniverse and never received a firm response to my issues. Finally, in 2015 I withdrew...
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I published with iUniverse in 2004. It is my opinion that they very well might withhold royalties. As it is, they do not pay them until 2 months after the applicable quarter ends, so I get my Jan--March royalties in June, etc. They do not even post sales until months...
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I self-published a professional book nearly one year ago with iUniverse. The preparations process was fairly straight forward and I had no real problems with it. However, as soon as the final document was sent the problems began. After spending $3,469 I received my 10...
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I have unfortunately published my book through iUniverse in September 2014 and have received a check for only $4.00 after spending over $4,500.00.Marketing was a scam after co...

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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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