Author House staff with their convincing sales pitch, convinced me to have my book published by them. Great loss! Great regret! The font size I sent was changed, saying its too large. I was talked out of my voiced and written dissatisfaction, with the illustrations, I complained about the layout; the galley.
I was talked out of all my objections, and was convinced that it was all fine, against my better judgement, and so I signed off the galley, after being told, 'We know what we are doing, we do this everyday, you are becoming anxious and wirrying over nothing.'
I was right, my fears were all founded, I had a right to worry and be anxious; the book is unsaleable, because of bad presentation; Author House messed my book up, big time! and its over priced, despite my strong objections, I was forced to accept their final pricing. I was told because its a colour book and has many pages and illustrations. There are only nine, and they made them large. I was badly advised in every way.
As my 1st book, I was inexperienced, my lack of knowledge in book publishing was used against me and cost me a gret deal of money; writing is my only work, I have no income. My fears, which I voiced, but was convinced otherwise, and signed acceptance through desperation, was founded, my book is unsaleable.
I have since made several complaints, Author House have now offered to do corrections, but at my expence. This I have objected to and have asked them to accept responsibility, because I feel strongly about the fact that they should know better, and knew what they were doing. I have asked for my book to be corretly republished or my money be given back to me.
(I am waiting.)
I have received pleasing reviews about my story, which is the first in the series. I hope that my book will be rebublished and correctly priced, which will hopefully enable it to get a chance on the book shelves in the shops, as its a good story.