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  • 12 hours ago
  • Advertisements and Cons
  • Portland, Oregon
  • 3
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

I published a book written and illustrated by my sister who subsequently died of cancer. Since I designated any profits to go to a local arts-in-schools art program in her memory, I set the sale price quite high. After paying Authorhouse's rather extravagant prices for the rather low quality print services, I have received just 3 royalty checks (for less than $5 each time) in the six years they... Read more

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  • Mar 20
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Publishing
  • 51
  • REVIEW RATING 3/5

Expectations are built up, preying on the author's ego, to get you to buy the "package" for several thousand dollars. Then they disappear on you and you don't get much in return. Just another sucker. Beware and don't do anything other than the very basics with this company. It's not about you but about your money (for them). Better to just go online yourself and promote your property. You don't... Read more

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  • Mar 10
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Oviedo, Florida
  • Book Publishing
  • 237
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

Everything went great in publishing my book "Crossings of the Dark". Until I got the printed book through the mail. Mind you, I reviewed the first few chapters page by page after it being edited. I found some mistakes and got it taken care of. However, I found a few mistakes in the last few pages of the book. The book title, when seen on actual paper, looked smaller than I wanted. But now, since... Read more

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  • Mar 09
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Weymouth, Dorset
  • Book Editing
  • 1
  • 1
  • 146
  • REVIEW RATING 4/5

I was telephoned to take out more advertisement for my book Eden: The Buried Treasure. As I still had an advertisement on-going I declined but asked if it was possible to change the title of the book. I was informed that it was possible and Authorhouse took £448. 10pence from my account on 30-1-2015. A few days later I was informed by phone that it was not possible after all, so I requested a... Read more

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  • Feb 01
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Publishing
  • 545
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

Never publish with AuthorHouse. YOU WILL REGRET IT! I published a few books with them back in 2006, and have sold many books. I have got absolutely nothing in royalties. I know I sold allot of books, because friends and family have bought them. AuthorHouse will act like you haven't sold many at all. It is a scam, and I believe it's ran by a mob. BE VERY AWARE THESE PEOPLE ARE GOING TO SCAM YOU!... Read more

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yeah I wrote a book called Thought of mine and put it send it to Arthur house.and I only madea dollar 75 in five yearsI say boy somebody sure got my money cuz I sure didn'tand a lot of people I talk to about the book said that you had to go to college for years to know how to write a book like that so like everybody else I was ripped off yes I'm pissed too Add comment

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  • Jan 19
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Saugerties, New York
  • Book Publishing
  • 9
  • 9
  • 484
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

Oh it looks good with the first $2,000. It looks good when your PA's (who are ill paid in the Phiippines and work 14 hours a day) work so had with you (and they do). It turns very, very bad when someone in the US contacts you and talks you into buying more of your own books than you will EVER NEED (because you don't KNOW this). I say: a stack of cartons over 6'4"appeared at my door. It turns... Read more

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  • Jan 14
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • 438
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

There were two things that happened. 1. I received a cell phone call from them. 2. I received an email from a man by the name of Ross Marley. The mannerism someone who can find you via one time you responded to a research issue on help and guidance with publishing on an online site should be protected by some kind of law. Sorry, I can get irritated. I grew up with a father that believed... Read more

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I published with Author House,and couldnt get my royaties. Also I canceled my contract with them,and took my book off the market. But they are illegally selling it through different book outlets My name is Shirley Mitchell the authorof Cocaine Seizef Add comment

  • Jan 12
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Poetry Book Publication
  • 339
  • REVIEW RATING 5/5

Since my publication of my poetry book, Over A Cup Of Coffee on July 13, 2013, I am perturbed with your promotion as initially suggested with the Pinnacle package. Authorhouse should clearly state how the book will be distributed. I checked with other publishing companies, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Indigo carrying and promoting my book on the Internet, something I have not seen from the... Read more

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