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Main address: 1663 Liberty Drive 47403 Bloomington IN
888-519-121, , http://www.authorhouse.com/ContactUs/default.aspx
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  • Aug 04
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • No Book Promotion
  • 2
  • 2
  • 373

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

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  • Jul 29
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Private Information Violation
  • 1
  • 1
  • 130

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

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  • Jul 27
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Bloomington, Indiana
  • Authors Money Stealing
  • 201

Author House is a CRIMINAL company which steals authors` money. Many of them are trained psychics, so they try to hypnotize authors during phone conversations. I noticed that they are reading my e-mails in real time, while I`m composing them; also they are monitoring all websites which I`m visiting. Are they a secret service company? It will not surprise me if they are deleting e-mails which... Read more

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  • Jul 12
  • Tax services
  • Orcheston, England
  • Tax On Royalties
  • 1
  • 1
  • 162

My god when I read that comment it's as though I had written it. As from last year I also had my royalties taxed at 30%. I have now started the long process of reclaiming this tax, apparently it will take me 10 weeks just to get a US tax number, only then can I start the procedure to actually reclaim the tax. What a cheek that a country that I have never even been to can grab 30% of my very tiny... Read more

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  • Jun 23
  • Toy Stores
  • Wishaw, Scotland
  • Publishing Services
  • 3
  • 3
  • 161

I rote Charlie and the ice dragon. The secret realm. Being dyslexic I wanted mostly spell and grammar check along with editing which I was allowed to believe this was what I would receive. I have always made clear to you staff which has now become verbally violent. When you are convinced to be pro edited by one of your staff. I Paid for it to go to the best critics as you advised. Done paid fore... Read more

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  • Jun 10
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Toronto, Ontario
  • Bad Service
  • 1
  • 1
  • 180

I published with Authorhouse about 8 years ago. They probably have the worst service of any company I've dealt with. Book consultants no nothing about marketing, they are late with everything, no one will discuss royalty questions etc. All in all it is a terribly run company. If you are new to self publishing do not work with them. they change the royalty rate without letting you know the details... Read more

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  • Jun 07
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • London, London
  • Poetry Book Publication
  • 1
  • 1
  • 207

I wrote a book with authorhouse and I feel ripped of by them. No one can tell me how many book I have sold, no one can tell me about my royalities, but they have some slimily book consultion calling me to buy more of my own books to promote myself. The problem with that is that I have paid they a large amount of money to promote my book, but they failed to so correctly. Authorhouse are the... Read more

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  • May 07
  • Internet
  • Columbia, South Carolina
  • Website Access
  • 2
  • 2
  • 204

My last book order of 150 books was discounted by the promise of a website provided by the company authorhouse.com. I received the books which cost me $1,612.45 and I paid in full on April 3rd. After a few weeks, a website was developed by the company of GoDaddy.com. I submitted possibilities for a domain address and one was chosen. For the past month, I have tried to get the website to respond... Read more

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  • Apr 10
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Sheffield, England
  • Publishing Books
  • 134

It has come as a shock to find 30% of Royalty is withheld for US tax. Having looked at ways to reclaim this tax... speaking as someone who has never set foot in the US... I find it impossable to negotiate the american tax system. I think you should make it clear from the begining that tax has to be paid to America. In England we do not pay any tax on paper materials, ie books magazines,... Read more

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  • Mar 29
  • Media
  • London, England
  • Hollywood Treatment
  • 253

I aid $6000 for the Hollywood Treatment, they promised the earth and delivered nothing. It was late in delivery, when I received the screenplay it was very poor didn't describe my book at all. Not options to update or provide feedback. This Hollywood Database they promised, doesn't exist. I got a Film Produce friend of mine to contact them to ask for the details of the author and they didn't even... Read more

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