sum
  • Report: #572396

Complaint Review: Xlibris Corporation333333

Thank You

Read how Ripoff Report saves consumers millions.

  • Submitted: Sat, February 20, 2010
  • Updated: Sat, March 13, 2010

  • Reported By: bob — Gastonia North Carolina United States of America
Xlibris Corporation333333
1663 Liberty Drive Suite 200 Bloomington, Indiana United States of America

Xlibris Corporation333333 Bottom Line: Where's the Money? Bloomington, Indiana

*Consumer Comment: Some things to consider

What's this?
What's this?
What's this?
Is this
Ripoff Report
About you?
Ripoff Report
A business' first
line of defense
on the Internet.
If your business is
willing to make a
commitment to
customer satisfaction
Click here now..

Does your business have a bad reputation?
Fix it the right way.
Corporate Advocacy Program™

SEO Reputation Management at its best!

Very often Xlibris Corporation, a self-publishing company, has been very slow at answering my questions and working with me in general, before and after I paid them.

In response to my requests for data on sales of my book, I was emailed a total sales figure, obviously too low to be accurate. I am not being sent quarterly royalty checks- I'm in my third quarter with Xlibris and have received only one check for $26. This company should be investigated.


 







This report was posted on Ripoff Report on 02/20/2010 01:31 PM and is a permanent record located here: http://www.ripoffreport.com/r/Xlibris-Corporation333333/Bloomington-Indiana-47403/Xlibris-Corporation333333-Bottom-Line-Wheres-the-Money-Bloomington-Indiana-572396. 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.

Ripoff Report has an exclusive license to this report. It may not be copied without the written permission of Ripoff Report.

Click Here to read other Ripoff Reports on Xlibris Corporation333333

Search for additional reports

If you would like to see more Rip-off Reports on this company/individual, search here:

Search Tips
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?
REBUTTALS & REPLIES:
0Author 1Consumer 0Employee/Owner
Updates & Rebuttals

#1 Consumer Comment

Some things to consider

AUTHOR: Rev Daniel Baxter - (United States of America)

Personally I like Xlibris and have had great experiences with them.  I am a minister and would not recommend a dishonest company.  As with any company I believe it is easy to have an oversight.  However in this instance (without much facts) it is possible that the authors book just hasn't sold. 

Many authors expect they publish their book and then get rich.  They forget about the doing work, getting good advertisements, getting media recognition etc.  Quite often publishers with POD services such as Xlibris are not aware of the work they must do to bring their book into the light of the reader. 

I would recommend going to amazon or barnes and nobel and seeing how many used books and reviews of that title there are available.  If there are tons of used books and reviews then it is obvious that there are royalties that need to be paid.  I have a feeling in this case that you would not find many reviews or used books, if any. 

Also keep in mind traditional publishers take a loss on 95% of the books they publish.  All the money is made of of only 5%.  There is no difference in POD.  The majority of authors sell fewer than 200 books.  This may be one of the 95%. 

I hope this has shed some light on the subject.  I have done much research and understand the industry quite completely.  I also have person experience with Xlibris as they have been doing a wonderful job in dealing with my first book.
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Report & Rebuttal
Respond to this report!
What's this?
Also a victim?
What's this?
Repair Your Reputation!
What's this?

Advertisers above have met our
strict standards for business conduct.



Ripoff Report Legal Directory