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I haven’t received royalties either. I got a call about making my book into a movie possibly if I pay them. “I’ve been selected!!!” yeah right, they aren’t even sending me any of my “5 Star on Amazon “ book. nah da
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5 comments
iUniverse
#1625929

Thank you for your message. We''d like to clear up any confusion. For Royalties, we have a special department that handles inquiries. Can you please send an email to our Royal...

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#1371500 Review #1371500 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problems with payment
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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3 comments
Anonymous
#1610486

This seems to be common practice!!!! Happened to me also. This is a dam shame!!!

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#1329983 Review #1329983 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.0
Details
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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2 comments
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...

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#1329339 Review #1329339 is a subjective opinion of poster.
1.0
Details
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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6 comments
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 ...

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#1298433 Review #1298433 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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 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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1 comment
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 t...

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#1251769 Review #1251769 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Good quality
2.0
Details
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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1 comment
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 ...

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#1242292 Review #1242292 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
Details
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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1 comment
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.
Cons
  • Poor communicaiton
  • Customer service
  • Force contract
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Tags
  • self publishing companies
  • Iuniverse Review
1.0
Details
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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1 comment
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 ca...

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#1194514 Review #1194514 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$1700
Preferred solution
Full refund
1.5
Details
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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#1165030 Review #1165030 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Pros
  • How they all stick together to challenge my argument
Cons
  • I universe
Reason of review
It's time to move on this is getting old
Tags
  • No Refund At Anytime
1.5
Details
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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1 comment
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. ...

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#1164660 Review #1164660 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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