Report: #786766

Complaint Review: Publish America

  • Submitted: Sun, October 09, 2011
  • Updated: Sun, October 09, 2011
  • Reported By: Missy Harbor — Needville Texas United States of America
  • Publish America

    United States of America

Publish America False advertisement: Publish America is actually a subsidary publisher more than a tradtional publisher. The publisher gains most of the profit; author, very little. Internet

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Publish America advertises itself as a traditional publisher but this is incorrect.  They are actually a subsidary publisher.  But this you do not discover until after the author has signed a contract with their company.

Publish America first says it never requests money or funds from the author.  But in time, they request money for any corrections on original manuscript.  They also then request funds for advertisments, for illustrators, etc.

True, Publish America does give unknown authors the chance to be published.  But it is the author himself, or herself, that pays for copy of their books and that is the way the publisher makes money for their company. 

Or they doing something illegal?  That I cannot say.  It is true, the author does not pay to have their book published with their company.  But at the same time, it appears the publisher itself is the one gaining the profit.

There is never a guarantee with the publisher or perhaps with any publisher about what the profit might be on the sale of books.  Perhaps this is the same with all publishers, espeically with our present economy. 

I believe everyone has to be aware of this before they decide to publish their book with this company. If anyone out there has had a profitable success with Publish America, I would like to know who that particular person is.  

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