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I have seen what AuthorHouse / 1st Books did with a lot of my contacts. It's why I took a lot of them into the short form and ushered them into the anthology fold. They were abused by the factions (mass markets) and I worked with Lulu.com for 10 years. CreateSpace it's...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Sep 08.
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...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Jun 21.
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- Are criminals and should be locked up in prison
I'm a first time author and fell into the trap, which has now cost me over $6,000.00 dollars. I'm posting this so you know to keep away from this company. They will take your money and run!!!! I can't even get anyone to call me back. Then when I asked to cancel and for...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Oct 15.
Save your time and money. Since I can't get back either one, I decided to share this with any skeptical authors. I regret deeply publishing my book with Authorhouse. I don't need to talk about the royalties because other unhappy authors discussed that in this forum....Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Mar 13.
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...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Sep 04.
My brother a few years ago wrote a book of his. It was printed with misspelling and even though it wasn't a top novel.., he NEVER seen any money back from royaltys. The book is called " Hitchhiking with an Angel". The author is Walter Scott lll. My brother....Read more
Company wrote 0 public responses to the review from Dec 03.
I began with AuthorHouse on 5/31/18 with a novel. This was the second time that I had planned to publish something and I wanted to try a company instead of doing the work myself. Everything was expensive and I'm really not in the right spot to be spending that kind of...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Jun 11.
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- Misled me
I had to send them a cease-and-desist twice. I told them to stop selling my book because the editing was subpar and there were some mistakes in it that they would not allow me to correct without paying them more money. I took my book to a different Publishing Company,...Read more
Company wrote 0 public responses to the review from Aug 17.
I received two phone calls in response to an inquiry I had 2 years ago for who knows what. I spoke with Kayla, she was really insistent that I start writing as as soon as possible. She was condescending and spoke poor English, I couldn't help but feel that this was...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from Jun 09.
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...Read more
Company wrote 0 private or public responses to the review from May 23.
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- Awful experience
- Failure to honor contract
- Fact that they misled me
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