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A. H. is a bunch of thieves! | Authorhouse review from Pensacola, Florida

2.0
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Author House promised me they would stop printing and selling copies of my novel "The Shadow of Olympus" 4 years ago. Since then they have ignored their promise and my repeated protests. I have reported them to Indiana's Attorney General's office three weeks ago. The latter has only communicated with me once since then and the matter has not been resolved. '
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#1631504 Review #1631504 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Authorhouse Customer Care
5.0
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I’m just in the beginning phase and after listening to other companies I’m finding AuthorHouse refreshing. I’m looking forward to the publishing of my (and my illustrators) first book
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Aksel
#1737145

Oh dear.......give it time and you'll change your opinion. Read the book The Authorhouse Scam and you'll realise what you're into.

They publish anything....they're after money not good literature. They don't care if you sell one book because they don't sell your book to others....only back to you. They withhold royalties, fail to answer emails, break the contract, scam people into spending thousands which brings no result at all, do little effective marketing , have a disgraceful editing and proofreading service which leaves glaring errors. You tell them about the errors but they don't correct them but then charge you for correcting them later when you point it out.

They are not called vanity publishers for no reason. Run while you have time.

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#1630136 Review #1630136 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Excited to be helped during process
Cons
  • Excited to get started
Reason of review
Good customer service

Price | Authorhouse review from Moreno Valley, California

3.3
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They made the price point of my book too high.
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#1621286 Review #1621286 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Authorhouse Publishing Service

Indiana state attorney. | Authorhouse review from Los Angeles, California

Contact the Indiana State Attorney, fraud division as I did. If enough people do that state legal action will be taken against Author House, iUniverse, etc. Pissed Off.
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#1620651 Review #1620651 is a subjective opinion of poster.

They are scammers | Authorhouse review

They took 1200 from me and did nothing except ask for more money. I have mental health problems and at the time I was mentally unwell when I signed the contract and at the time I was sectioned. When I got better I explained the situation and my psychiatrist wrote a wrote to them and they didn't give me a penny back! Angry
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#1619506 Review #1619506 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Cons
  • How after they got my money no one would respond
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$1200
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • self publishing scam
  • Neglagent

THANK YOU SO MUCH | Authorhouse review

1.4
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Thank you so much for your review of authorhouse. I almost made the biggest mistake of my life publishing through them. I was shocked when I saw another complaint say that these companies are all owned by author solutions? I avoided those companies , page publishing and others who had dozens of complaints.That left me with only a few other companies. I heard nothing but good things about newbookauthors.com and went with them. Thankfully I didn't regret it! I had a great experience. To think I almost went a different route. Authorhouse does look good, so it can be deceptive. But there were just too many stories warning people to stay away. I found hundreds of warnings. So please people do your research before publishing a book. there are a lot of shady companies out there just waiting to bite.
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#1617103 Review #1617103 is a subjective opinion of poster.
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Authorhouse Publishing Service
Reason of review
See review

This company is a ripoff. | Authorhouse review from Miami, Florida

Published my book in 2007. I never received a dime from Authorhouse. I no several friends purcased it.
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#1613939 Review #1613939 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Customer Care
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$2500
Preferred solution
Full refund
I paid for my package in full. To hold the so called "50%" discount...so i submited my manuscript only to find out the wanted me to make many changes to my autobiography that would not only change the integrity of the story, but the narrative.. i refused to make those...
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2 comments
Colin
#1732796

when did this happen to you? I am talking to one of their people now.

what advice do you give to me? thanks for your time and help jerry DeCastro

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#1609950 Review #1609950 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Very dishonest people
  • Company is attempting to scam its own customers
  • Deceptive business practices
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$1479
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Misleading Information
  • Authorhouse Complaints
2.6
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Update by user Jul 23, 2019

The monetary loss is at least $4,000 in withheld royalties, NOT $4.00! Author House is pirating my book!

I shall lodge a complaint with Indiana's Attorney General (as a first step). A breach of copyright law suit will follow, if Author House does not immediately end...

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#1598090 Review #1598090 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Pros
  • Appearance of book
Cons
  • Managers are book thieves
Reason of review
Unauthorized use of my book.
Loss
$4
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • selfpublishing
1.0
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I gave in to their one month free trial, and they never reminded me when that was up, so I paid $13. a month for several months. I admit that it was easy to cancel. But they are still phoning me, and offering me silly deals. Like selling my self published books to...
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#1596511 Review #1596511 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Authorhouse Publishing Service
Cons
  • Awful experience
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$150
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • Book Publishing Complaints