Report: #990454

Complaint Review: AuthorHouse

  • Submitted: Thu, January 03, 2013
  • Updated: Thu, January 03, 2013
  • Reported By: Harold — Ann Arbor Michigan United States of America
  • AuthorHouse

    United States of America

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My experience with AuthorHouse was a costly nightmare. As a
matter of policy, AuthorHouse won't disclose the royalty rate it will pay
authors or the estimated publication cost of a book, even when asked directly.
Royalty rates can't be found on their website and employees wouldn't disclose
them when I asked. I was told by AuthorHouse that this type of basic
information cannot be provided until after your book is formatted. HERE IS THE
CATCH: buried in Schedule A of the AuthorHouse contract is a cancellation
policy that says the author is responsible for 75% of the publishing package
you signed up for once formatting STARTS! Only after the formatting began was I
told the royalty rate was LESS than 10% (for comparison, this is not even half

of what CreateSpace offers) and the book's price (which AuthorHouse sets) was
so much higher than its competitors it made the book unmarketable. Other
publishing companies will provide you an estimated price and an estimated
royalty BEFORE you sign up. AuthorHouse, on the other hand. requires you commit
to 75% of the deal before telling you the bad--and costly--news.

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