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From May I have been trying to send a complaint and request to Author House. Finally at the beginning of August there was talk via email about my issue and request. Then it took them 3 weeks to reply. So by then I had made up my mind I want to leave. So I told them I wanted to activiate the section of the contract for refunds, which is section 8.2 on the contract. Since then Author House is trying anything to get around it. It is clear they want... Read more

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Think best new authors find a better route to get material on the market and royality checks. Author house is a scam.

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I'm sorry to hear many of you have had problems with Author House. My experience with them goes back to 2000, and publishing three times with them has gone well. But I'm here to say that most of the problems are a direct result because many authors expect a miracle, when they themselves have not done their homework. Turning in a manuscript does not mean anything, unless you have worked tirelessly on editing, spell-checking, and properly... Read more

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I published my 1st book through this Sham of a company. I paid 700 to get the book published and an additional 2000 on marketing which didn't gain me ANY sales. The only sales that I have generated have been on my own. After trying to contact them about why my sales were so low the answer was pour more money into the project and hope that the new marketing strategy will garner sales. I would not suggest this company, you can do the Marketing... Read more

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Paid for basic package...all well until I asked for my free copies ( included in the paid for package ). Told I would only get my paid for copies if I ordered a large number of books. I said didn't want to buy books yet...they said that's the way they do business. You can't have your free books until you buy many books...then you can get your 5 free copies....and pay $5.00 per book in shipping charge. Thieves because they want me to pay for... Read more

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When Authorhouse sent me a copy of my book to be printed, I responded to them that the font was too large for Junior High Students and the size of the book was too large. They responded that they could not change the size or font of the book. Why could I have sold about 2,000 copies on my own before I went with Authorhouse and with a decent size and font? I have been waiting for some royalties for the past couple years and yet have received... Read more

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When I first signed up with 1st Books and paid $1k back in 1997, I was told my book was too short. 8 pages. So I collected emails friends/family sent me to pad it up. That too 10 yrs. Sent it in at over 400 pages. Then I was told I was plagerizing. So I whittled away almost 100 pages. Sent it in and no word. Sent it in Oct 2015; Got a call from a female 5 months ago(?) who said this has been going on awhile and that she will get someone to... Read more

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I HAVE ONLY BEEN WORKING WITH THESE PEOPLE FOR A LITTLE OVER 2 MONTHS, BUT I AM VERY DISSATISFIED WITH WHAT THEY CALL THEIR CONTENT REVIEW TEAM. THEY TELL ME TO CHANGE MY STORY (WHICH IS A REAL PART OF MY LIFE) SO THAT THE CHARACTERS WILL BE UNRECOGNIZABLE. I CANNOT DO THAT SINCE IT WILL MAKE MY LIVE SEEM UNREAL AND UNTRUE. THEY ACCUSE ME OF LIBEL AND I CANNOT TOLERATE THAT. I HAVE FACTS TO PROVE WHAT I AM SAYING IS TRUE, BUT THEY DON'T WANT... Read more

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They did a great sales job, promising the world and tons of ways to help me. They did nothing but sell me on useless BS. They call me every month to reorder books. They are in a for-profit business only. Stay away from Authorhouse. They send everything to the Philipines and when you get it back it's distorted. So, you start over and over. Still mistakes. They make you take pictures of your camera to prove they were your photos. They make your... Read more

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My first book was published in December of 2015f, and I was pleased with the speed at which publication was achieved. I am not pleased with the speed at which royalties are sent, or ignored or denied. I have requested a review several times of discrepancies between Neilsenbooscan records of the number of books sold, and the number Authorhouse acknowledges. All to no avail. Authorhouse takes the position that Neilsen and Amazon are creating... Read more

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