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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@authorhouse.com, so we can follow up on your case? Thanks.

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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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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 these numbers and have them verified by a reliable outside third party. Don't believe anything AH tells you.

They are interested in your money, not your success, not you. Look at all the complaints online!

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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 Do not publish with AurhorHouse!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 or that of being a good business company.

There are outside resources to assist you. Do not rely on AH as they are not savory imo.

Force the issues from the top down, above their company, and make it public as you have done. Provide an additional post and tell more to assist current and future authors.

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#1242883 Review #1242883 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
1.0
Details
Authorhouse is at a minimum, misleading. I’m grateful that I live close to the company as I decided to visit in person to resolve some problems. When I showed up, I was told that no-one from my “team” or in the building could speak with me. When I explained I would...
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Anonymous
#1500085

The best best thing you can do is to go to AH management and then outside the company to the regulators who oversee the industry. If you have a legitimate gripe and want a refund the company needs to give it to you.

The "team" concept there is comical.

Keep posting on sites like this for their benefit and that of current and future authors. They tried to pull a scam on me but i am battling them and will have it "looked at."

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#1236035 Review #1236035 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
4.8
Details
For me, I have no problems with Authorhouse, my friend published his poetry book with them and it turned out to be an expetional book. Though he didnt publish it NOY for the money reason and market it, the process was very thorough and my friend was guided all along by...
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DizzyWildBoar362
#1737171

Clearly you dealt with an Authorhouse in a parallel universe. I...and the others who have posted complaints.....are not totally stupid and this person's comment about authors 'yapping' is abusive and insulting.

She must be even vaguely aware that she is only one satisfied customer amongst thousands. The level of literacy at Authorhouse is appalling so no doubt this is what appealed to the correspondent.

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#1233288 Review #1233288 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Good customer service
I called them this is second time said only check s has been sent for 4th qurter i told them i have never recieved that low amount in royalitys and said again stores have not sent in sales reports i told them i am getting calls from other publishing companys and i ask...
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#1219680 Review #1219680 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
Details
I self-published two books by Author House. One in 2010 and 2011. They said they could not pay me royalties as I did not have a UK Bank account. After over 200 emails over this time they sent me a cheque for 82cents. I have sold over 2000 books and have now put in the...
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#1217628 Review #1217628 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Eight years of deceit
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Tags
  • Author House Is A Fraud
I was told to send the original photo of a picture I wanted in my book and no one put the picture in my book it ended up supposedly in the mail room so I ask that it be returned and it's been 3 weeks later and I have yet to receive the book that had the photo I wanted...
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#1217052 Review #1217052 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Between both of us we have five books piblished and i know they are selling my last one was a cook book welcome to Tina's kitchen lets cook together i can google they come up along with our other books so i called and ask where is our royity check two days later i got...
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#1216121 Review #1216121 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
1.0
Details
I published a book of poetry in 2001...was told I sold eight books.although it isn't available on Amazon, etc., it is still for sale today on a download site! Claim they have nothing to do with that site, but obviously it was them who gave away my book. They deny any...
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#1215021 Review #1215021 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Preferred solution
Py me (and others) royalties owed and put them out of business
Tags
  • self-published book marketing
  • Misleading Information
  • No Royalties