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 I stupidly agreed to publish a second book with Author House after the months long nightmare associated with the publication of my first book. From...
Updated at: May 17 2013 01:34 PM
Author House staff with their convincing sales pitch, convinced me to have my book published by them. Great loss! Great regret! The font size I sent... were all founded, I had a right to worry and be anxious; the book is unsaleable, because of bad presentation; Author House messed my book up, big time... , Author House have now offered to do corrections, but at my expence. This I have objected to and have asked them to accept responsibility, because I...
Updated at: May 15 2009 12:39 PM
I wrote a book about my grandfather and I paid Author House $2300.00 to edit and publish my book, when the price agreement came up it showed $13.00... it's listed at a higher price at other places ( The price of $13.00 and $8.00 shows up at the author house website) they said I agreed to 22.00 at...
Updated at: Apr 08 2009 05:13 AM
 Author House, Xibris, I.Universe and Partridge are all part of the Author Solutions stable and as a victim of their extortionist tactics and... by Author House. I was mega impressed by the speed and efficiency with which the whole process came together. I had paid them a fee, which I... provide evidence of the sales that I was claiming. But the account with online booksellers was in the name of Author House and I could not gain access to...
Updated at: Feb 23 2015 12:15 PM
. Repeated request to 1st Books have gone ignored. I wrote and spoke to Brian Maddox at Author House and he also ducked my questions. In the original... contract. Thier loophole is that as 1st Books they might have been required to honor the contract, but as Author House, they now evidently feel... that they don't have to honor the contract. But then they never did before. It's up to you, but under any name be it 1st Books or Author House, these...
Updated at: Aug 06 2005 07:23 AM
standard paperback publishing. My book is terrible, it has mispelled words after editing was approved, my picture was not added and the author ...
Updated at: May 01 2012 09:34 AM
promote myself as an author to have a published novel under my belt. It all started on the wrong foot. Julie, the representative I was put with, would... AssignmentOnline DistributionMarketting CouncelationBookstore AvailabilityComplimentary Author CopyDigital Formatting and DistributionHardcover...
Updated at: Jan 30 2013 05:24 AM
   In December of 2014, I saw an ad for Author House publishers. I had a children's book I was thinking about publishing. I called the number, and...
Updated at: Jan 03 2015 07:17 AM
I was harrassed by author house to buy ads. I refused. They did a poor job in the editing of my book. after I received it I still saw tons of errors...
Updated at: Jan 04 2015 05:58 AM
Author House is a CRIMINAL company which steals wrighters` money. Many of them are trained psychics, so they try to hypnotize authors during phone... in the government must be protecting them. I`m Aslan Dzitiev, author of the book The Natural Laws of Human Life (2013). In my case they deliborately...
Updated at: Jul 25 2014 10:33 AM
state: that they feel the matter between Author House and me is breach of contract or breach of warranty. Athough the Attorney General Office would... matter should not be considered personal. If Author House or I were taken out of the equation by an intellegen observation, a duty to the public must... still exist by our public officials. To hell with my problems and to hell with Author House problems, the attorney general office must be equippted with...
Updated at: May 25 2010 08:52 AM
Author House and Xlibris ripped me off on royalty money I was due for three books I had published titled Waking Up, Hollowed Lands 1: Monster Crew... and Pearl. Author House promised 4 to 6 percent royalty for every book I sold. I got paid for 1 book a quarter. Big deal for Author House, not me! I was... the person who labored for hours writing the material for each book. Author House was paid for everything they did to publish my three books. In the...
Updated at: Dec 05 2013 11:02 AM
I am the author of The Chip Hustler by Barbara Lee. Do not publish with Author House/Author Solutions dba Bertram Capital Management. They have... number. Every false ISBN number assigned to your book, resolves around the Algebric formula of your barcode. Author House changed their bad name to... is selling and all of my royalties have been stolen by Author House/Author Solutions dba Bertram Capital Management. The CEO at Bertram Capital...
Updated at: Dec 19 2010 04:37 PM
I just paid my publishing fees last week to Westbow Press and have had an uneasy feeling after working with Rita at the front desk,  Rey, who was rude to me,  Mr. Fitch, who was condescending and Nicki, the manager  who was so kind to me until I confronted their scam.  They have not yet performed any services.  They just received my manuscript yesterday and after having been treated rudely by Mr. Fitch, i decided to google reviews for Westbow...
Updated at: Jun 29 2016 03:04 PM
The first saleman I worked with quit and so the second one didn't know what the first one had told me; I was to pay the $700.00 and that would include designing my cover and publishing the Child Abuse Public Awareness Book I had written. It was to be out in 3 months. Then they could not do the cover and so I did it. The first thing I had to do was to rewrite it as I could not put in quotes by Edgar Allan Poe, which I did. The next thing they...
Updated at: Feb 05 2007 07:42 PM
traditional publishers would not even look at the work of an unknown author. I narrowed down my potential publishers to - Dorrance Publishing, - X... completely inexperienced in all publishing matters. On July 7, 2012, I received the two Author-Copies and discovered a few typos and the omission of... printed, together with my author copies and distributed to vendors. This information was given to me by the Book Sales Consultant who could not do anything...
Updated at: Mar 14 2013 08:34 AM
Translated a 130 year old book Cumandá: The Novel of the Ecuadorian jungle, written by Juan Leon Mera, I obtaining the Copyrights then proceeded to publish it with AuthorHouse in 2007, wrong step!!! AuthorHouse took my money, In early marketing and Publishing to start with were 13 items that included editing $8,600.00, bought 200 non edited books (I still have them because I could not sell them like that) $1,170.00, reediting $1,164.18...
Updated at: Apr 30 2013 09:05 PM
Authors, who are looking for a print on demand publishing company. Avoid Author Solutions formally known as Author House. They are liars and steal... the ISBN Converter as to how Author Solutions comes up with an outdated fake 10-digit SKU or ISBN, that Author Solutions deceitfully assigns to every... on the list of investors. I can't mention the name of the mastermind in Nigeria, because the feds are working on bringing down Author Solutions. I...
Updated at: Jan 17 2011 07:31 AM
; Author House is a CRIMINAL company, they steal authors money. Many of them are trained psychics and they try to hypnotize authors during a phone...       I`m Aslan Dzitiev, author of The Natural Laws of Human Life. Contact me (((REDACTED)))     ...
Updated at: Jun 15 2014 07:36 AM
. postal service , the Attorney General of Indiana, the better business bureau, to no avali. I would not expose any author to the nonsense that this company put me through. Sincerly, William Shaker Heights, OhioU.S.A....
Updated at: Aug 27 2004 04:09 PM
  considered primitive instincts. Lets contact the Attorney General and explain to him that we want Author House to awaken and to become a butterfly... I feel the pain of each of you that wrote your report. I am author powers. Some how someone by the name of Shelley Powers have allegedly stolen... close to zero since 2004.  I don't know if a mistake was made since Shelley Powers is claiming to be the author of my book and it is on her...
Updated at: Feb 28 2010 09:04 PM
 Westbow press sold me my dream of publishing my three books and will be a success. I have been working on my books for 18 years. They assured me after I explored several other companies, they were the Christian Company that's the best because Thomas Nelson and Zondervan were affiliated with them and I will have the chance to be signed traditional with them. They also sold the dream of my Children's bookto have a great chance of becoming a...
Updated at: Aug 10 2015 12:33 PM
I have a problem with this company, they sent me a return slip for my rv cooling system. I sent them the cooling system for a Norclod rv refridgeator and sent check for $475.00 now after several e-mails to them and phone call no responce check was cashed and i still have nothing...
Updated at: Sep 02 2017 07:16 PM
say author as control; that is a lie. They do not stand good by their word, nor honor contract agreement they made with the author. WRITERS how I rate...
Updated at: Apr 08 2007 06:53 AM
I sat in the Bada Bing today and thought about this awful situation for a long time. The corporate officers and certain employees of these entities deserve to be pictured in handcuffs on the front page of every significant newspaper in the world, and featured on American Greed, Dateline, and 60 Minutes, to name only a few.All due respect...The masterminds behind this flimflam printing operation should get no respect...
Updated at: Apr 15 2011 06:10 AM
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