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Thank you...for all the positive emails I received after filing my complaint against iuniverse/authorhouse. Keep them coming...Christopher  ... ;          Iuniverse actually contacted me to resolve my issues to no avail, of course.      Again thank you so much for your support... Christopher ...
Updated at: May 27 2012 12:21 PM
I am having a lot of problems with iuniverse and its poor services. Dealing with iuniverse is, like you said, very frustrating. I have one big... worst part of dealing with iuniverse is that they are rude and unprofessional. I have written to the vice president, CEO, and many consultants about... time they had ever had a problem like this!!! It is obvious that what iuniverse writes on its website is miles apart from what it actually offers. I...
Updated at: May 29 2009 02:08 AM
Reviews of self publishing houses often give iUniverse high ratings. But that was before they were purchased by a holding company. Since then, their... services have maddeningly deteriorated. The former reviews do not apply. In early 2009, iUniverse was purchased by a venture capital firm. The new... holding company president immediately ordered iUniverse to move its equipment and people from Lincoln, Nebraska to Bloomington, Indiana. Over half of...
Updated at: Sep 10 2008 01:21 PM
I published a book in 1995,that still have good ratings on amazon, and other book sites. Yet, Iuniverse have pocket all the money that were proceeds... been 98%, why haven't iuniverse paid me anything.. They are rip-off artist. I hope that the public will read this and stay far away from them as... possible. They are no good. And should be published and made to compensate me and others for ripping us off. I want my money now. Please help. Ripoff by iuniverse publishing company Brookhaven, PennsylvaniaU.S.A....
Updated at: Jun 20 2009 09:31 AM
When I was thinking to put my thoughts into a book, all the poetry I had proudly written from age 17, the e- based publishers seemed my quickest outlet. I universe hooked me with their snazzy graphics and all on one package offers,my package totaling about $800.00. About a few months after the publishing, I was browsing the net and, someone had contacted me that they thought I was writing religious poetry. Confused, since I am nature and...
Updated at: Jul 17 2009 08:07 AM
In 2007 I had three books published via IUniverse - a company that worked with me via the Internet and phone calls - through the completion of each... accessible / for sale throughout the country via Iuniverse and other sites - and even in other parts of the world.  Sometimes these were new copies... the IUniverse active status (January 2013) - and are still to be be found (for sale) at IUniverse, Amazon, Barnes and Noble, EBay and a multitude of...
Updated at: Jan 14 2013 10:55 AM
I published my book, Vlad Dracula, The Dragon Prince, with iUniverse in December 2004.  At first, everything went smoothly.  Sales were steady enough...
Updated at: Dec 17 2014 07:14 AM
On October 31st,2007 I signed a deal with iUniverse to publish my book titled AMERICA! The Unwavering Dream ISBN: 978-0-595-47939-9. Publish the book... they promised. Most POD publishers I have dealt with asked me how much I want to charge for my book, iUniverse never did, they priced the hardcover... interested buying softcover or hardcover book priced too high. Do not deal with iUniverse!!!!!!!!!! Gabe Stayton, OregonU.S.A....
Updated at: Jan 07 2009 01:28 PM
I published with iUniverse back in 2000 and did a 15 minute radio talk show about my book but never ever heard anything about my royalties... I have...
Updated at: Mar 17 2011 04:24 PM
Reviews of self publishing houses often give iUniverse high ratings. But that was before they were purchased by a holding company. Since then, their... services have maddeningly deteriorated. The former reviews do not apply. In early 2009, iUniverse was purchased by a venture capital firm. The new... holding company president immediately ordered iUniverse to move its equipment and people from Lincoln, Nebraska to Bloomington, Indiana. Over half of...
Updated at: Sep 06 2008 12:13 PM
public. In order to not let them get away with it, each one of you who had money stolen by iUniverse and its other incarnations needs to step up and...
Updated at: Apr 15 2011 06:10 AM
own nightmares with iuniverse. It was as if i were reading my very own story written by someone else! The problems first started with their...
Updated at: Jun 09 2010 01:19 PM
I am a 75-year-old woman who has been swindled by iUniverse and Authorhouse Publishing Companies. I wrote a novel entitled, My El Mochito Sephardim... to iUniverse not knowing that they had merged with Authorhouse in 2007. In hard-sell tactics, a woman by the name of Kathi Wittkamper talked me into... the tactics used by Authorhouse and iUniverse. It's called White Collar Crime. Scams of this magnitude must be stopped immediately. Searching the...
Updated at: Jul 31 2009 05:25 PM
After paying iUniverse's editorial team (AUTHOR HOUSE) they destroyed my book in all it's form. Bad grammar, connected words and spaced apart words throughout. Their process is to (after editing) send you a internal book block. The AUTHOR is to make changes & corrections on both parties behalf. Not enough room. I demanded that they re-edit. Their charge to fix all errors...$500 and some odd dollars. After...
Updated at: Aug 31 2012 08:33 AM
Iuniverse is nothing but a rip-off company. They sent an amount to the IRS that did not not match my   sales and then took 28% off of the amount... on my iuniverse sales and royalties account. Now they want me to send them proof of sales that I know of before they give me credit....
Updated at: Oct 15 2012 01:44 PM
Iuniverse is a complete rip off, and will not pay you for your royalties on books sold.  They do not account for all book sales, and I...
Updated at: Mar 05 2012 09:03 PM
I published my book, Better Not Bitter, with iUniverse.  They were incompetent from the start and clearly a scam.  They're... ! -- bought a software package that creates book covers.  He had a completed cover by end of day!  iUniverse should be embarrassed by... several people ordered my book online yet I have never received my royalties or an accounting.  Not even since they, iUniverse...
Updated at: Sep 12 2009 09:56 AM
doubt I would have seen a dime in royalties. Bottom line: Do not deal with Xlibris no matter how much you want to be published! BTW, Xlibris also operates under the name iUniverse....
Updated at: Oct 16 2012 04:31 PM
iUniverse has been ripping me off since I published my book in 2007.  They have failed to, or intentionally have not, accurately tracked my...
Updated at: Jul 02 2012 06:23 PM
This company presented as a wonderful asset for the first half of my experience: hard working minions in the Philipines, most likely being paid nothing and working 14 hours a day.  It then progressed to total rip off: Pressure to sell me books while telling me I would get only a few hardcovers and soft covers.  Telling me I was getting a HUGE discount on additional books.  Then shipping me more books than I have space for (and they're still...
Updated at: Jan 19 2015 04:55 PM
Poison, despite the fact that Gary Brock, the books author, had informed AuthorHouse during contract negotiations that iUniverse had rejected the... , and it's time for government agencies to start taking a look at AuthorHouse and their partner companies, iUniverse, Trafford and Xlibris.If you're a...
Updated at: Dec 17 2010 02:21 PM
I signed up with iUniverse Publishing last 8th of July 2008 to get my manuscript get edited, and published professionally, affordably, and fast(per... Get Published! Professionally, Affordably, Fast - a book written by Ms. Susan Driscoll, Author, President and CEOof iUniverse). My manuscript was... submitted and accepted by iUniverse, Inc. after payment of the required fee and was assigned two personnel by the name of Liesl Shapker, my appointed...
Updated at: Oct 31 2008 11:35 AM
To the list of Writer's Rip Offs, please allow me to add a new company called Bookwhirl.com, that is so blatently, baldly a rip off that it is heartbreaking. I feel terrible for the thousands of wannabe writers who could get sucked into their tide. What they promise is so stupid that it hurts: they will market your book to the standard millions of email addresses that now come stacked onto computer disks. You get a market of millions for real...
Updated at: Jul 22 2008 12:39 PM
Investor Beware ! The phone number to contact never picks up. The Bible Game listed on other christain websites our out of stock and posted way before the request for investors and before Perission or Nu Vista Studios existed on the web.  The book has not sold well for some reason and is not stocked well on the sale websites.  Can be found on Amazon or E-bay but there is little know of the original author.  It is similar to a...
Updated at: Nov 15 2011 12:59 PM
Publish America Quotes: Each day, an average 12 times a PublishAmerica author is invited to do a book signing or another in - store event at a bookstore or a library. An average 250 times each day, a bookstore calls or logs on to order a Publish America title. Of all the brick-and-mortar bookstores, Barnes and Noble is our largest customer. Borders/Waldenbooks and Books-A-Million are second and third. I spoke to Marcella Smith who is the Director...
Updated at: Jan 17 2012 09:29 AM
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