• Report: #729227

Complaint Review: AuthorHouse, Inc

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  • Submitted: Sat, May 14, 2011
  • Updated: Thu, September 01, 2011

  • Reported By: James W. — Loxahatchee Florida United States of America
AuthorHouse, Inc
1663 Liberty Drive, Suite 200 Bloomington, Indiana United States of America

AuthorHouse, Inc manuscript,books,publisher,self-publishing,self-publisher,scam,fraud,falseclaims,printing,books Bloomington, Indiana

*Consumer Comment: Don't use either of those publishers

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In considering the publishing of my new manuscript and how best to make it into the best possible
marketable book, I saw AuthorHouse, Inc. on the Internet. While I was not sure how a self-publishing book would reach the market place, and other things having to do with whether the
manscript could realize its full potential, I was willing to look into it. Therefore I contacted AuthorHouse and got a return call from a Timothy Murphy, a "publishing consultant", who offered to send me a packet of information. After I received the info, Mr. Murphy called me several times to ask
me to review the contract which was included on the packet. He told me that he was able to give me a special deal if I signed-up now. In December(2010) and January (2011) I sent a $1000.00 to
AuthorHouse, before even sending it one page of my manuscript. 

Later, I received an offer from a mainline publisher to publisher my manuscript, which included all
editing,publicist fees ($24,000.00), distribution, etc., including a substanial advance, plus a much higher royality percentage. In other words, they wanted to help me make my manuscript into a truly marketable book. AuthorHouse has done NOTHING, but take my money and won't give me a refund of the $1000.00. That's my cpmplaint!!  

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#1 Consumer Comment

Don't use either of those publishers

AUTHOR: Sophronia felix - (U.S.A.)

Authorhouse is bad news, no question about it.  However, if this other publisher wants to charge you fees for publicity work, or for anything else at all, they're crooks too.

See if you can file a small claims court case to get your money back from Authorhouse. Either way, do some more research on the internet and find out more about good and bad publishers. There are a lot of bad ones.

Good luck.
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