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AuthorHouse
Main address: 1663 Liberty Drive 47403 Bloomington IN
888-519-121, , http://www.authorhouse.com/ContactUs/default.aspx
  • 155 complaints
  • $130K claimed losses
  • $814 average
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  • Oct 18
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Pushy Company Service
  • 6
  • 6
  • 413

I was contacted by a rep. of this company about a true account of a disorder as it reveals itself in the older population. There is much about this newer study for the younger population but nothing yet that I have. They were greatly interested in this book BUT required to purchase a pricey "kit" before even beginning the book. I have written previously and was instantly skeptical of this "kit"... Read more

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  • Oct 12
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Publish
  • 7
  • 7
  • 464

My wife and I paid over $400.00 to publish our book "Only God" slightly over a year ago with the assurance from Authorhouse that we would recoup our expenses for publishing the book in a few months. They said our book would be available by e-book and paperback in over 100 different websites. According to their so-called records we have only sold one book in over a year. We have had friends and... Read more

Was this review helpful? 8 1

     

  • Oct 06
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Promotion
  • 231

They provide bad service ..they own my grandma 9 years worth of royalties and will not pay her.... They deliberately manufactured mistakes and charged her extra to correct the mistakes that they had put in my grandma's book...they delayed the printing time to charge more money and they completed the cover of her children's book wrong and charged us again to fix it .....they are just really bad... Read more

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  • Oct 03
  • Professional Services
  • Positive Experience
  • 1
  • 1
  • 444

I am amazed at what I am reading here. Not disputing anyone's word because I don't know anyone's personal experience other than what is written here. Author House has done a pretty good job for me, all things considered, except I can't understand half of what their foreign speaking reps says; this is a always a good excuse to hang up the phone. My royalty checks still come after 10 years and I... Read more

Was this review helpful? 4 8

     

  • Oct 01
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Indianapolis, Indiana
  • Poor Service
  • 2
  • 2
  • 117

If they will take advantage of a 75 yr old lady on a fixed income... They will take advantage of anyone!!! They promise the world and give nothing in return. Has there been a class action filed?? Count me in!! Read more

Was this review helpful? 2 1

     

  • Sep 11
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Publishing
  • 2
  • 2
  • 590

AuthorHouse is a boiler room scam operation. Random House bought them in an attempt to step into the world of self-publishing. Unfortunately, they are sinking the good name of Random House. They will promise you absolutely anything to get your credit card number. Most the reps do not even know that they are fronting such a scam. They lead you to the slaughter and don't know exactly how badly you... Read more

Was this review helpful? 8 7

     

  • Sep 09
  • Media
  • Ebook
  • 1
  • 1
  • 241

In trying to make the arrangements for the marketing of my e-book version of my book, I had numerous unsuccessful conversations with a man who sounded drunk, who appeared to be reading from a script and who would not let me speak to a supervisor, after I had made numerous complaints. I eventually was told, firstly, that I was not entitled to a refund; then this was corrected, in writing, and a... Read more

Was this review helpful? 2 1

     

  • Sep 07
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Marysville, California
  • Book Publishing
  • 275

Author House self published my book "Dream Traveler" in 2006 and I have only been only been paid $8.00 in royalty checks for two books sold. When I have tried to cancel my contract with them they told me that there will always be a remainder of two books available for purchase. When I told them to take my book off Amazon they said that Amazon printed their own copies separate from Author House... Read more

Was this review helpful? 1 1

     

  • Aug 04
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • No Book Promotion
  • 6
  • 6
  • 708

I, like many aspiring Authors fell as an unsuspecting victim to AuthorHouse's faux encouraging words; that I found out the hard way was nothing more than bulls**t! "Buy your books", they say. It'll help to "promote" my work. REALLY!? Um?...Isn't that YOUR job? I mean, after all, I paid bookoo crazy dollars for this "Legacy Package"; that was to include... A. Professional. Marketing. Consultant. ... Read more

Was this review helpful? 19 3

     

  • Jul 29
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Private Information Violation
  • 1
  • 1
  • 317

Since July 2014 Authorhouse has changed its Terms and Conditions. Section 6.2 states that the Author consents to having private information publicly displayed. Yet when questioning they say they would not reveal private information, only author name, book title and whatever we allow for marketing, which contradicts the statement. Common sense - why include such a statement. Established Author... Read more

Was this review helpful? 5 2
 
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