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I had 1st book in series published through a local publisher. After a disagreement, I went to Author House for 2nd in series. I asked point blank if I would get a copy to review before the book was released so I could see if I was satisfied with quality etc. I had with...
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DigitalWasteland
#1593685

I had seen this with my buddy who wrote A Dark Obituary For A Common Man and with The Everborn when Nicholas Grabowsky was with 1st Books. I knew about the company via AuthorsDen.com.

Many authors who worked with Author Solutions I took in with my imprint as an anthologist. I worked with the lead author on Quakes and Storms as he was on iUniverse.com.

One of the authors this one took aim at -- https://encyclopediadramatica.rs/Vanity_Press they took digs at me but hated the fact I was brutal with when I fought back. An Eye In Shadows is published with The Book Patch and I have sent Author House/Author Solutions a copy of The Ethereal Gazette: Issue Five.

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#1346674 Review #1346674 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
Just called to order books for my book signing they tried to charge me 1300 per book the is listed 1895 online so I would have to sell the book for more than they sell it online just to make a profit. Plus I can never get in touch with my book consultant so i end up...
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DigitalWasteland
#1597356

I had seen this with personal friends who worked with them too.

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#1340659 Review #1340659 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Pricing issue
4.1
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1. They publish quickly. You must have your manuscript ready and photos ready for submitting once you sign. Their product is professionally printed. 2. You must hire your own editor and proof your book over and over before submitting. They can't be held responsible for...
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DizzyWildBoar362
#1737164

We must have dealt with different companies. They are scammers of the worst kind with no experience of or interest in literature or quality.

They are just salespersons trained to appeal to vanity and aspiration. I cannot believe your post to be honest.

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#1304773 Review #1304773 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Good final product
Reason of review
Good quality
1.0
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I published two books with Author House. Its All Part of The Alpine Experience and Cannes Confidential. I paid them over 10,000k for ebooks, marketing, and publishing. In nine years I HAVE NOT BEEN PAID A SINGLE DOLLAR and have emailed them over 400 times. They are a...
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Anonymous
#1599933

Stay away from I UNIVERSE. I cancelled with them in three weeks and lost 5 hundred dollars.

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#1285122 Review #1285122 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Are criminals and should be locked up in prison
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Full refund
I have read alot of reviews for Authorhouse, I am growing extremely concerned about the costs involved. I am self publishing and I do expect some costs but they are extremely high. I am in the middle of the process, and I see people complaining about royalties and the...
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AuthorHouse
#1508771

Hello, and thank you for expressing your concerns. Please be advised that authors are given official statements as to their Royalties and can even contact our Royalty Help Desk at RoyaltyHelpDesk@authorsolutions.com.As one of our authors, you are in control of the publishing process, and during the publishing process we require your approval on each step before moving forward.For further questions, please feel free to contact our Customer Service department or to read our FAQs at https://www.authorhouse.com/GetPublished/FAQ.aspx.

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#1281311 Review #1281311 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
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I was told by Authorhouse that I still have royalties coming but - new rule as of Q1 2018 - because they are below $75 for the quarter these cannot be sent until that threshold is hit. But the "good news" (LOL) is that if you do not reach that threshold by the end of...
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#1280152 Review #1280152 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Airy on hold music is the best thing about the company
Cons
  • Company is attempting to scam its own customers
  • New policy had no notice and contradicts contract
  • Delaying royalties as part of a new policy
Reason of review
delay in sending money due and told this is the new policy
1.0
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Their sales team are great, great at the sales pitch, but authors need partners not sales pitches, we’re already sold...its our books that need selling. For a publishing house they do very little than hit you with very emotive sales folks pitching you all types of...
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AuthorHouse
#1500625

Hello, and thanks for your message. We're sorry to hear that you've had a poor experience.

Regarding your sales figures, can you please send an email to our Royalty Help Desk, at RoyaltyHelpDesk@authorsolutions.com?

They will be glad to help. Thanks.

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#1270875 Review #1270875 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Cover of my book
  • Good final product
Cons
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Aggressive marketing services associates
  • Fact that they were evasive
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
End Contract, so I can publish elsewhere
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  • No Royalties
  • Self-publishing Problem
  • No sales figures
  • Numerous Sales calls
i urge people not to work with author house they are fraudulent especially Judd Care and manny Alvez they took my money and refused to pay me back pretending that the close in the contract forbade them from doing so. Stay away from this publishing company it is a scam...
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Anonymous
#1516342

Go ahead, it's pretty bad

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#1262954 Review #1262954 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Fact that they misled me
  • Awful experience
  • Failure to honor contract
Reason of review
fraud
1.4
Details
Embarrassed, I contacted authorhouse immediately and asked if I could send them a revised copy of the book because the book looked amateurish and unprofessional with all of the Mistakes with the punctuation. I was told that it would cost $25 per sentence that I wanted...
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Anonymous
#1490265

The same thing happened to me , glad I found this and now I am going to go after them !!!

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#1262196 Review #1262196 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
Resolved
1.0
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Update by user Jun 12, 2018

I did what was suggested and sent an email with my complaint number 1252611. The money was refunded back through my bank account, Thank you for your assistance. Gerri

Original review posted by user May 10, 2018

The first copy of my book I emailed was rejected because of information I used about people in my story which potentially could defame their character. My story used first names only. The remedy was an affidavit with permission to use first names with their signature...
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Anonymous
#1487638

Update on Author House review complaint #1252611. Thank you.

My money was refunded this week. Gerri from Montana

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#1252611 Review #1252611 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$45
Preferred solution
Full refund