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AuthorHouse
Main address: 1663 Liberty Drive 47403 Bloomington IN
888-519-121, , http://www.authorhouse.com/ContactUs/default.aspx
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  • Sep 11
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Book Publishing
  • 1
  • 1
  • 283

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

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  • Sep 09
  • Media
  • Ebook
  • 105

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

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  • Sep 07
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • Marysville, California
  • Book Publishing
  • 123

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

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  • Aug 04
  • Newspapers & Magazines
  • No Book Promotion
  • 2
  • 2
  • 540

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
  • 204

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
  • 303

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
  • 228

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
  • 226

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
  • 225

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
  • 268

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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