Complaint Review: AuthorHouse
AuthorHouse AuthorSolutions, iUniverse In violation of RICO laws for racketeering in the USA Bloomington Indiana
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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 coming).
Misrepresentation, gross fraud: telling me I was "chosen" because my book was so unique, so wonderful, to be "reviewed" in the sixth (LAST SLOT AVAILABLE) review of books for Reader's Digest a "worldwide publication". I then discovered that Reader's Digest filed for bankruptcy in 2013 and stopped all publication except for North America; also, the only "review of books" is done by a freelancer and includes only books on the NY Times "best seller" list, or famous published authors. This is called FRAUD and, in the United States of America, deliberately representing a service which is NOT actually available, and taking or soliciting money for that service, is called RACKETEERING and is punishable under the Federal RICO law.
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