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Close your eyes and envision a member of iUniverse's management team hanging up the telephone, rubbing his hands gleefully and glancing around the conference table at his two colleagues with an evil sparkle in their eyes. His tone is almost maniacal. We've hooked...
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Zaelyn
#1808935

Thanks for the info LosAngeles California. I suspect most publishers are scamming many authors.

List the names of all to be Leary Of please? If you know any that are to be trusted then please list them too.

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#1741701 Review #1741701 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service

They don't know how to proof read nor help you till the end | Iuniverse

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They don't know how to proof read nor help you till the end - Iuniverse
I dealt with this company back in 2009. They misspelled words in my book and didn't even bother proofreading it. It was published, but all the feedback was in the grammar of the book. I looked like a fool. I will never deal with this company ever again. I have two other books written now and I will not use them. Also, when you self publish, it's hard to get newspapers to pick up your story and no book signings. Many companies will not deal with self publishing companies. I spent well over 14,000 with these people, and what a waste of money. The Name of my book was "A Big House for Little Men" by Michael W McKay
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Anonymous
#1768961

If you have not gotten back any of your money then contact the Indiana Attorney General and they will send you a form to fill out. It is worth a try to get our money back.317-232-6330

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#1614764 Review #1614764 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Dropped the ball
Cons
  • Too much money and bad people working for them
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$14000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • novels
  • Books
  • Fictions

Coaching by values | Iuniverse

1.6
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I ve published the book in 2011. I’m an experienced writer with over 70 books published with some of the known global publishers. I paid extra for reviews and other marketing pitches from iUniverse. I am receiving ridicule royalties. I believe iUniverse is cheating!,,, the book got rave reviews. I have the same book in Spanish and in French and royalties are 1000% higher in a much smaller market. I’m preparing a new edition in English, and fortunately I maintain the copyrights and most likely will not publish with iUniverse. Prof. Simon L. Dolan
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#1614291 Review #1614291 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Self publishing
Cons
  • No contacts
  • No sales no marketing no royalties
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$100000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • Iuniverse Review
3.6
Details
I published with iUniverse in 2012, and had a decent experience, given that I was totally inexperienced in publishing. They did keep hounding me for promo events, but that stopped when I asked them to. I do still get small royalty checks and recently ordered copies of...
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Anonymous
#1735799

How much of a net gain have you made? and how much have you paid this company?

My mother has spent over 10 thousand dollars on this company a year ago and has yet to receive any royalties. She was told her book was so good it could be a publishers choice or something like that. They would take a couple thousand from her then keep stringing her along on how great the book was if she gave them more money.

What was so great about your experience. Did you pay them little and are receiving herds of royalties?

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#1588686 Review #1588686 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Good quality
1.0
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I've been wanting to get my novel published for a while now. Iuniverse caught wind of it like a bloodhound and made me an offer. "One fee, 3 installments, get everything you will need." That was a lie. They have been charging me for everything from editing, to...
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Anonymous
#1735800

Same thing happened to my mother, except they strung her along for over 10,000 dollars. We need to get a class action lawsuit on these crooks. My mother is old and they misled her and robbed her blind.

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#1568481 Review #1568481 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Policies
  • Customer service
  • Did not reveive royalties
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$3
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Novel Publishing

Burn job through arrogance and incompetence by iUniverse

I paid for something and got something else. Bait and switch. Plus, total lack of quality assurance. Despite countless emails to a dozen people at iUniverse, I am now in a financial conflict with this dishonest outfit.
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#1548247 Review #1548247 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
My book was published before the final review. I sold and signed more books than royalties paid to me. My complaint in writing was answered by a phone call stating my book was passed from one person to another. Why then was my signature non-existent on the books? I was...
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Shanese
#1703809

Try gooseriver press. They are a traditional publisher.

They truly try to establish you as a writer. They are located in Waldoboro, ME. They take %10 percent. For reasons of my own, it's worth it.

Although they have strict guidelines. Albertballzfitzgotz Lombardo

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#1457641 Review #1457641 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
1.0
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Sad I contacted iUniverse to inquire about how to publish my first book of poetry. At first, the interaction was very fulfilling, seemed reasonably priced, and I received excellent customer service. I was gradually contacted by different people one of whom was Red H....
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Zaelyn
#1808958

Wow! Scandalous !

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#1429967 Review #1429967 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Force contract
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$40
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • misleading
  • Fraud Advice
2.4
Details
My experience was pathetic. They were very pushy and were always calling (still are to this day and this was almost a year ago). They call me asking for a credit to publish my book that I told them I no longer wanted published. They kept offering me free classes to get...
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Anonymous
#1728240

I BELIEVE in BLOCKING! Thank you for posting this review!

I try to NEVER purchase ANYTHING online without reading reviews first!

I definitely dodged a bullet with this company! Best Regards, and don't give up on your talent just because you ran into a fraudulent publishing company ;-).

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#1390824 Review #1390824 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service

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1.3
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I didn't want to publish any longer due to seeing bad reviews. So I keep telling them to stop contacting me cause I no longer want to publish. But this lady kept on going on and on and on about how she wants to let me get started and asked me how much I've written. And...
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Braeleigh
#1588040

Hello, and thank you for notifying us of this. We are sorry to hear that this has happened.

The professionalism of our consultants is a matter that we take very seriously. Could we ask you to please let us know the name of the person who contacted you?

Please email us at ComplaintsResponses@iuniverse.com? We appreciate you informing us of this.

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#1388651 Review #1388651 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Contact person
Cons
  • Customer service
  • Costs and fees
  • Service is down hill after they get the sale rude conscending
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • Taxation in the United States
  • self publishing companies
  • Misrepresenting
  • Online Cam
  • Iuniverse Review