• Report: #190480
Complaint Review:

Publish America

  • Submitted: Mon, May 08, 2006
  • Updated: Mon, May 08, 2006

  • Reported By:Four Oaks North Carolina
Publish America
www.publishamerica.com Frederick, Maryland U.S.A.

Publish America - America House - PublishIcelandica - PublishAtlantica - PublishBritannica Deceptive business practices advertising, fraud, scam, rip-off, unprofessional, Frederick Maryland

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Publish America advertises to be a commercial publisher (traditional publisher), but it is not. It is a POD/vanity publisher. I was under the impression that PA was a commercial publisher.

Publish America uses deceptive wording to draw in potential authors, such as saying that books will be available through bookstores. That doesn't mean an author's book will be in the bookstore, and PA books aren't. Books are listed at online bookstores.

Bookstores and libraries won't carry Publish America books. PA books aren't 'standard' books, and the prices for PA books are horribly high. PA books are error riddled as well. My book had errors.

Publish America does no marketing, though through deceptive wording, authors think PA will market their books. Authors are responsible for 100% of marketing. Authors pay out of their own pockets for books for book readings and the like.

Publish America sends order forms instead of media releases to authors' families, friends, and local newspapers. Newspapers won't print these 'releases'. I had to write my own for the newspaper.

Publish America responds unprofessionally to authors when they question what it does as far as books not being in the bookstore, small royalty checks, high books prices and the like. I have an email from PA after finding out what is really about, and it is blantantly unprofessional.

Anyone who questions PA's practices on its messageboard gets banned, as I did, or has their comments deleted.

Publish America wants its authors to buy their own books.

Having a book published with Publish America won't give authors literary credit.

Authors get a pitiful $1.00 advance. Commercial publishers give a lot more.

The print rights of PA authors' books are with PA for 7 years, which is ludicris.

Four Oaks, North Carolina

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