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Complaint Review: Authorhouse - Boksburg Gauteng

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  • Reported By: Kim — Boksburg South Africa
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  • Authorhouse 108 Main Street Boksburg, Gauteng South Africa

Authorhouse False Hope, Expensive Mistake Boksburg Gauteng

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A beloved, long time story I had conjured eight years ago, finally came a reality when AuthorHouse published it. I was incredibly expensive, and as a South African, the money caused many, many sleepless nights. As you may, or may not know, is that due to the economic crisis in South Africa, the Rand (South African currency) is extremely weak to the US dollar, Euro and Pound. To give you an idea, this is where we currently stand: R1.00 = $14.84

 AuthorHouse contacted me on 4th January 2021 by Mikayla Gamboa. I must admit, they are very good with the right things to say, using excellent salesman talk. All Mikayla wanted was my credit card details, and was not interested in what I was writing.

 I finally caved in and went for the Starter Pack, in which I could pay in 3 months instalments.

The total price was $649.50, excluding an additional $75 for process fee?

 I completed the novel and submitted the manuscript on 30th April 2021. Everything seemed to be in order and the process stage commenced.  On 24 une 2021, I filled in my banking details on their website and received a confirmation letter stating ,"Greetings Kim. This email confirms that we successfully received your updated Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) information. We will use this information to deposit royalties earned from the sale of your book."

 On 6 July 2021, I sent a follow up email asking if my details were correct, as it was the first time I'd dealt with an overseas firm. They replied asking if it was a US account. I replied saying no, as I never set foot in America and therefore have no account in the US. They now want a US bank account, or I'll never receive any royalties. To date, I've spent 17 774.84 Rand (South African currency) just for 1 book, and now they won't help me!

 An actual book, called "The AuthorHouse Scam" was published by a lady named Robin Levin, explaining how quick they were to take her credit card details, but never saw royalties (and she's an American citizen!). You can find it on Amazon.

 True what they say. People like AuthorHouse prey on desperate writers trying to make a name for themselves. I can't believe this. The little money my mother left me after she died, went into this novel to turn it from a dream to a reality. But now, I feel I failed my mother and money we, as a struggling family lost so much. I don't know who to turn to.

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