Report: #1348581

Complaint Review: Lighthouse Publishing/Andy Overett

  • Submitted: Mon, January 09, 2017
  • Updated: Mon, January 09, 2017
  • Reported By: Bill Watkins, Author — Los Angeles California USA
  • Lighthouse Publishing/Andy Overett

    Internet
    USA

Lighthouse Publishing/Andy Overett CreateSpace Self-Publisher in Disguise Took Me for 400 Bucks Georgia and/or Minnesota

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I was desperate to publish my book.  As my book had a lot of Christian themes, I thought to pitch it to some Christian "publishers"/agents.  One of those was Lighthouse Christian Publishing, found online.  I sent them an email with my pitch and a manuscript in doc form.

After twenty years of mostly rejections for my work, I was cheered to see that Lighthouse wanted to publish my work!  Some things bothered me about the contract, but I wanted to believe in the deal, and tried to have faith--so after saving money for six months, I finally paid Lighthouse/Andy Overett $399 via paypal to get the "publishing" started.

Soon I found out that Andy was unwilling to let me in on process of being paid/how many books were selling, etc.  So I looked further into his "publishing" process to find he was just a self-publisher with Amazon.com's "CreateSpace.com."  With them, anyone can self-publish and sell books FOR FREE.

When I learned this, and told Andy via email that I wanted to get out of contract to pursue free self-publishing with CreateSpace on my own, he refused to part with any of the $399 I had sent to him.  I told him via email (no phone number for him given--another red flag) that he could keep $200 for the work he had done on the book, and for illuminating me in some ways--about a great free self-publishing/selling service called CreateSpace.com.

He refused to give me ANY money back, taking the full $399 I saved over a six month period.  He never posted the book on his website, so only half the contract was followed--in which he promised to sell the book on Amazon.com.

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