AuthorHouse - Author House - Ebook Royalties

Feb 26
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Update added by user Feb 26

Feb 2014

Original review posted by user Feb 26

From UK - Be Informed

Author House will take 50% of the ebook sales. The consultant in Philippines assured me that I will keep 100% of the royalties and this is not true. This is stated in the legal contract but you will not be told this verbally.

Ask first to see the legal contract before you go forward with any further conversation. Do not send your manuscript until you read the contract.

Be warned of lengthy emails which are standardised and phone calls, once, twice in a day. It is too much to bear at times. I feel they just want you to give up and pay up. It is daunting for older people.

Be informed. Be warned.

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11 hours ago Indiana, United States

AuthorHouse is distributing your eBook, promoting it and making it available through online outlets and you expect to get 100% out of all eBook sales? Are you kidding?
It's always been 50-50 for eBook sales! You might as well review the contract.

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Suprise Chick

Mar 05

So do you think it's possible to publish with authorhouse and then print on my own as their customer service seems to ignore their price on my book cannot be afforded in Africa

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Mar 05

Hello from UK - Sorry, I do not understand your question. The English language is poor. If you have written a book in the English language, you will need intensive proof-reading and editing, and pay heavily for it.
Have you already paid to publish your book with Author House, and if so, you are wasting time asking this question.
I will try to answer your question as I understand, though.
As far as I know you will need your own ISBN to print your own books. (The ISBN - International Standard Book Number is a 10- or 13-digit number used for identification. An ISBN is unique to every book, so it is the best way to find the exact edition of the book you're looking for.)
If you use the publishers ISBN, then you are stuck with them to print your books for you. And, if they close down, then you are in trouble. You will have to publish the book again with a new ISBN and a new book title, as the ISBN is unique to a book title.
To apply (and pay) for a UK ISBN: To apply(and pay) for a USA ISBN: However, there is this self publishing company in the UK that gives you your own ISBN. He is Graham Cook, seems honest so far, and is an older man running the company. I feel his marketing methods are old fashioned and limited though. The cost of publishing a book here is high too, compared to others. His standard package includes 250 UK Pounds to meet him face to face and he will explain
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