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I was contacted by a representative. I told them that my book was still in the writing process. Yet, they asked me for a $1700 deposit right the way. The represrntative insisted that l should pay it now. At that time, l knew that l was dealing with a scam company. I...
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Anonymous
#1678743

Sherry Olsen, not only publishing companies have bad reviews or comments but other companies too even mobile phones. There are always Authors that experienced things that they didn't expect.

Well, all the companies have those. So, I'm not new to this. Most of the comments are of course true in a way but exaggerated. Well, I do respect that most of them has complaints but it's okay.

Choose the publishing company that has what you need. Good luck

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#1329339 Review #1329339 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
1.0
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They told me they would publish my autobiography, but after paying them, refused to do so until I made changes that would make my work fiction. For example: 1. I had to submit permission to use previously published data from materials that I authored and owned in a...
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InexperiencedAardvark912
#1679988

You wrote about your divorce, do you want your ex-wife to sue you? When she knows who the writer is?

Drug abuse, you want to list down the names who were in your book? You're actually putting yourself in danger, Pal. Do you know that? think before you submit.

All wrong. Let's say you guys were the ones who will market the book and it's only within the United States, How far can you catch up? Can you imagine how much will be your costs if you printed your own books?

plus print out a lot of copies? The truth about marketing is that there's no guarantee if your book will sell.

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#1298433 Review #1298433 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Original promises that they eventually failed to fulfill
Cons
  • I universe
  • Contact coordinator assuming authority to do a review
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$20000
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
I have published 10 books with iuniverse. I decided to try someone else ...Fast Pencil/Infinity publishing....and i crawled back to iuniverse. Fast Pencil/Infinity had my manuscript for 4 months and did nothing! I mean nothing but take my money! I cancelled that...
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Anonymous
#1672428

To All, I was contacted today from a sales person with iuniverse. After reading the horrible reviews I think I will keep searching.

I am sorry you all went through this.

Sad that you put your heart and mind in to a goal like this only to see it not come true. Again thank you..

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#1251769 Review #1251769 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Good quality
2.0
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I had a terrible experience with iuniverse after the book was published.Money,Money and more Money was needed to advertise...I spent thousands of dollars and where's the Royalties??.
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Anonymous
#1508730

I agree, after being disappointed in my royalties of 29.25, I looked it up. My net sales were 112 and my royalties were 29.25?

And my sales report said net sales were 468 and I earned 31.25, their math is off if 31.25 is 50% of 468! So glad I left them for Createspace. Switch to createspace, much cheaper.

Make a Facebook page, create a website. Write and do it yourself, the only sympathy Iunivers shows is when you say no.

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#1242292 Review #1242292 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
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Seriously, they are the worst. I'll keep this short. I was conned and lied to into using them. Immediately after payments, I was transferred to other representatives that don't seem to know a thing about publishing. I read more reviews, all that said what I'm about to...
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Anonymous
#1728271

If you used a credit/debit card or Pay Pal see if you can file a complaint and get the money refunded directly from your financial institution. Good luck!

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#1231625 Review #1231625 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Force contract
  • Customer service
  • Costs and fees
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Tags
  • self publishing companies
  • Iuniverse Review
1.0
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Since initially submitting my manuscript to IUniverse in July 2017, I have faced one disappointment after another with the staff and content evaluation department. I have grown tired of having to explain my work to a department who does not understand the context in...
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iUniverse
#1437752

Hello -- We're sorry to hear about the experience that you are having. Would you care to send more details about your situation to ComplaintsResponses@iUniverse.com, and we can follow up on that matter? Thanks.

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#1194514 Review #1194514 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1700
Preferred solution
Full refund
1.5
Details

Update by user Jan 08, 2018

I am still very disappointed and displeased with I Universe, A smart aleck comment that I should spell check my complaint is exactly that. A smart aleck, unprofessional and undoubtedly very unprofessional. That's a clear indication of the type of service you will get...

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iUniverse
#1437754

We're very sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with us. If members of our firm have indeed been rude or disrespectful, this is definitely something that concerns us.

Please feel free to contact our Customer Service department and provide the names of the people involved. As mentioned, it is definitely a matter which we take very seriously.

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#1164660 Review #1164660 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Pros
  • I liked the sales approach
Cons
  • Want to re-write a poetry book
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
Tags
  • Misrepresenting
  • Arrogant
1.0
Details
I commend the authors for exposing IUniverse to the public. It's time to stop them from stealing money and using incompetent people to "review". This is a POD company the customer is the publisher. I Universe is making money on both sides of the table they are charging...
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#1156441 Review #1156441 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Contact coordinator assuming authority to do a review
  • Did not receive royalties
  • Poor communicaiton
Reason of review
Poor Service/Unqualified review
Loss
$3000
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
2.1
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This is my 4th manuscript with I.Universe a print on demand company.In addition to getting attitude from a "check in coordinator" someone who probably just came out of high school is attempting to do a book review and tell me what I can not can not write. Even worst, I...
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Anonymous
#1402457

I have great difficulty accepting you as an author.

It does not appear that you proofread your complaint prior to posting it here.

You gave us very little in the way of setup, character introduction, goal expectation.

I can't find any reference to the subject of the book ; violation of Rule-1.

The punctuation and syntax are not well presented.

Complaint denied. Did you read the contract into which you entered fully and with complete comprehension ?

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#1145269 Review #1145269 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • It is all sale and no service
  • Service is down hill after they get the sale rude conscending
Reason of review
Violations of the contract failure to proceed
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Deliver product or service ordered
1.6
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First and foremost I am 99.99% convinced that they do not pay their authors the royalties they are due. I know for a fact that I have sold to friends and family than what they have paid me in royalties. Not to mention the books that were and are being ordered from...
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Anonymous
#1538287

I lost 3,000. with these idiots. Never again from now on any Self Publishing company that contacts me will have to speak to my attorney before I sign anything!

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#1125635 Review #1125635 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$10000
Preferred solution
Full refund