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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 Des...

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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
  • Customer service rep advised i would be called back and was not
  • New policy had no notice and contradicts contract
Reason of review
delay in sending money due and told this is the new policy
1.0
Details
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,...

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#1270875 Review #1270875 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Good final product
  • Cover of my book
Cons
  • Deceptive business practices
  • Fact that they were evasive
  • Aggressive marketing services associates
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
End Contract, so I can publish elsewhere
Tags
  • 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
  • Awful experience
  • Fact that they misled me
  • 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
Details
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
Gave Author house 1,400.00 to put a children's book together but after paying this was told the picts. could not be done in color which was not what was orig. discussed. Also talked me into sending 2 of my books to a library show 350.00 each total of 700.00 only to...
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AuthorHouse
#1486236

Hello, and thank you for your message. We're sorry to hear that you had a poor experience with us. Can you please send your name and Project ID to complaintsresponses@authorho...

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#1245383 Review #1245383 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
allot of lies to get me to spend money without delivering on product
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Full refund
1.0
Details
Had to make several calls and emails that they started ignoring (working there must be he'll) and finally they did a reconciliation, but who knows if that's right (or honest). Look; the more they can screw you the more money they can make. I have 3 more completed novels and I won't work with them again. Simon & Schuster has a self-publishing site and guess what? They are in partnership with Authorhouse...
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2 comments
Anonymous
#1500080

The company appeals to your ego as if you are going to have your name in lights. The reality is very few books make anywhere near the money back that you pay. Ask them for the...

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#1243801 Review #1243801 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
They are a scam! Do not publish with AurhorHouse! You will regret it! Total scam! You'll see for yourself!
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Anonymous
#1500088

You can report it to the BBB, Attorney General and others if you feel scammed by any company. State the facts and tell what happened that does not meet the contract standards ...

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#1242883 Review #1242883 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised