- Report: #944715
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Complaint Review: Publish America
Publish America230 E Patrick St Frederick, Maryland United States of America
Publish America DO NOT DO BUSINESS WITH PUBLISH AMERICA Frederick, Maryland
I submitted my manuscript to Publish America. They accepted it. I signed a contract. Immediately they sent me an email offer to speed up my publishing and I "could have one book in my hands within a week " for only $199.00!! I declined. When they submitted my work in their format for me to review, they had created numerous errors, which I corrected and sent back to them more than once. I also pointed out that they had no punctuation and their spacing was awful! They finally assured me that it was completed and going to the printer.
I received an offer to purchase my books for $8.95 each, (which I could resell but would receive no royalties from) I ordered 100 of them and started taking pre-orders. By the time the order came, I had sold 26 books. Imagine my absolute horror when I saw all the errors that they had made, that I had corrected for them,were still there,and even MORE!! In addition, there was a problem with the photos, the lack of punctuation and spacing errors, which made my years of work look like a 3rd grader had put it together.
All this time I had been receiving numerous emails a day to promote my book in various ways, all for an astronomical fee. I found out book stores won't even deal with them because they are fraudulent. They take the consumers money and then do not do the "promotions" purchased. When I posted on the message board that my book had many errors, I was told they could correct them "for a fee".
I told them they would not get another dime from me. I was quickly BANNED from the message board. If you Google them, you will find all bad! Even class actions suits against them. Well, my book with errors may just finally make some money, as I have contacted a personal injury attorney who has agreed to take my case. I will then work on shutting them down.
This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 09/21/2012 12:32 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Publish-America/Frederick-Maryland-21701/Publish-America-DO-NOT-DO-BUSINESS-WITH-PUBLISH-AMERICA-Frederick-Maryland-944715. The posting time indicated is Arizona local time. Arizona does not observe daylight savings so the post time may be Mountain or Pacific depending on the time of year.
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