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I published a book in 2015 and know I didn't receive my Royalties..They contac me periodically by phone,emails to all kinds of marketing scams but haven't gotten any..wouldn't recommend them to a dog...
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marie

IUNIVERSE SCAM - I am trying to collate a list of unsatisfied authors to lodge a mass litigation against IUNIVERSE. {{Redacted}}

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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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Sherry Olsen 9123

I am looking for a publishing house. But I am not happy with the reviews on many website. So Many NO's ... scary. How do you find a company you can trust? I have put a lot of ...

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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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Sherry Olsen 9123

Thanks for your comment. YES lots of hours ... Sherry Friedlander

Anonymous
Dante

I feel your pain! I received the same comments and now am in the process of rewriting so that my book is not a fiction version of my reality....They charge you they make the h...

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I liked
  • Original promises that they eventually failed to fulfill
I didn't like
  • I universe
  • Contact coordinator assuming authority to do a review
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I am not pissed. I am writing this to balance out the pissed people. 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...
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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
Anonymous

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 ...

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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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  • Poor communicaiton
  • Costs and fees
  • Customer service
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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
iUniverse

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 ca...

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Please stop asking me if this is matter resolved. I Universe took the position that they were not going to publish my manuscript pursuant to the agreement unless I removed names, changed photographs or used a pen name. That will never happen. So I'm sort of stuck...
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1.5
I liked
  • How they all stick together to challenge my argument
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  • I universe
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Read the contact. Communicated with sales and submission cyber staff. I reiterate I Universe is a total scam. I took the manuscript to a different POD company. This is not about the grammar in syntax i'm a printing agreement, this was about an agreement to print a...
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iUniverse
iUniverse

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. ...

1.5
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  • I liked the sales approach
I didn't like
  • Want to re-write a poetry book
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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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  • Contact coordinator assuming authority to do a review
  • Force contract
  • Policies
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