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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...
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iUniverse
#1437761

Hello, and thank you for your message. We would certainly like to resolve any discrepancies or eliminate any confusion.

Please contact our Customer Service team and explain what happened in your publishing experience.

If someone from our firm acted in an unprofessional or unscrupulous manner, it is definitely something we want to know. We hope to resolve this matter for you!

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#1035058 Review #1035058 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
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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iUniverse
#1437762

Hello, and thanks for your comment. As always, we hope to resolve any discrepancy pertaining to royalties.

Have you tried contacting our team at RoyaltyHelpDesk@authorsolutions.com?

They can provide all information regarding your royalties, and show you where to track your royalties in your iU account. Please send them an email -- we'd love to resolve this matter for you.

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#1031586 Review #1031586 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Non-payment of Royalties
Loss
$10000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
1.8
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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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Anonymous
#1342208

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 for $1,500.00 .

I told them I had never received any royalties for my book since 2009. They ignored that bit of important information and continued an immoral and despicable sells pitch.

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#982929 Review #982929 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Poor product marketing
  • Did not reveive royalties
  • Did not receive royalties
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$33000

IUNIVERSE - Drove me to ***!

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 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 ordeal and continuing - I just want to get to sign off!
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#955199 Review #955199 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$2000
Preferred solution
Full refund

Iuniverse - Publishing Service Review from Monmouth Junction, New Jersey

2.0
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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 person, all of whom have been lovely people. There is no end in sight to get this book published. Highly disappointed and would not ever recommend.
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#948627 Review #948627 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Order processing issue
1.0
Details
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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Anonymous
#1254393

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 reviews. Thank you for your review. I plan to run for the hills.

I will get my books published another way. Any suggestions?

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#947257 Review #947257 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
whole experince
Loss
$1300
1.0
Details
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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Anonymous
#1208451

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 had paid them to editing my book.

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#895577 Review #895577 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Did you not read my review
Reason of review
Damaged or defective
1.0
Details
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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#888482 Review #888482 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Order processing issue
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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#838745 Review #838745 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
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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Anonymous
#1159971

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 collecting few hundred dollars from me.

They have not shown any accounting as to how many soft cover, hard cover or e Books sold in two years.

Whenever they call it either to sell something or sell books to me.

I WILL JOIN CLASS ACTION.

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#831818 Review #831818 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Iuniverse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment