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Trafford Publishing - It's a ruthless money-making business

Posted: 2014-08-26 by    Vivienne Jamieson
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
I have published a (flimsy, poor quality) children's picture book with Trafford and can now only warn others NOT to do the same. The long process was very disappointing and the overall impression is that you are dealing with young, poorly paid, uneducated or unprofessional people (not from US and with poor grammar and spelling in their correspondence - obviously English as a second language) who couldn't care less. What bigger warning signal could there be? I knew I was doomed from the start, but had paid my money and so carried on fighting and struggling to get the best possible result.
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Indiana, Bloomington - ripped off my dreams so i self published on amazon

Posted: 2013-08-29 by    beavis789
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 1 votes
have you been ripped off by vanity or subsidy pod publishers like I have? keep your hopes and dreams, save money self publish a e-book yourself on amazon like I did mine
charles manson final Letters to a mad man
author charlene m ashcraft
it contains his handwritten letters and is 192 pages long on YouTube at http://youtu.be/mHV48_BzUP4...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Indiana, Bloomington Complaint category Other

Trafford Publishing - British Columbia - Bad Service

Posted: 2013-07-09 by    WilliamGV
Complaint Rating:  83 % with 6 votes
Trafford staff alluded to publication interest shortly after I published my book with them. Hall a year has passed without any truth to substantiate these claims with repeated inquiry. Marketing staff are friendly and will very nicely take your money. Service is excellent in attempting to sell 'packages', if these are bought they may languish for months with poor results. The tone of Staff is oftentimes sarcastic and opinionated, seemingly rife with resentment....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country Canada, British Columbia Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Ontario, Mississauga - Broken Promise

Posted: 2013-05-29 by    Dahn Batchelor
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 7 votes
When I spoke to Joseph Massey of Trafford Publishing, we talked about the Nova deal in which I could pay $649 for one book to be published and get the second book published for one dollar. I sent him the manuscript of my first book on May 28, 2013 and on May 29th, he referred to me to their finance department for me to make my payment via my credit card. that I had to make by the 31st of May or the deal was off. When I spoke about the deal with the woman in the finance department, she didn't know what I was talking about. I then spoke to Joseph Massey. He said that I would have to pay over...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country Canada, Ontario, Mississauga Complaint category Business & Finances

Trafford Publishing - Trafford Publishing - Charrise Atkins

Posted: 2013-05-16 by    veryangryauthor
Complaint Rating:  75 % with 4 votes
I contacted via email to Trafford Publishing few months ago (Feb 2013) to enquire on publishing a book.
A filipino woman called me to offer me some help and discounts if I were to publish books with Trafford.
Since, she has been calling me as many as 20 times a day and sending lots of emails.
Her persistent attitude tells me something is fishy.
I did not publish any books with them though I had given to her my credit cards details.
I called my credit card compony and warn them of unauthorised amount from Trafford if any.
This woman called herself Charrise...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country Singapore Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Indiana, Bloomington - Loyalties

Posted: 2013-03-28 by    leonard shilumbu
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 3 votes
I publish a book titled Understand Human mind and Intelligence 2011 with Trafford publishing Bloomington, as an author, I am entitled to loyalties which never send for a year now, I conducted Trafford loyalties and customer services several time but they have different stories of missing checks but they never indicate who cash them nor where they where send. Its look like Trafford is scamming its author....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Indiana, Bloomington Complaint category Scam & Fake Checks

Trafford Publishing - Indiana, Bloomington - proofreading non existent

Posted: 2012-12-14 by    Frustwritten
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 2 votes
I have just received my 50 ordered copies, When I was sent the first proof to approve, all seemed okay I had constantly been at them to correct and a number of issues. In this second despatch, I see that they have more errors than within the first. It looks as though I have not bothered to address these concerns. I was in a writer's group and we self published and our editing was spot on. I always get an apology but that isn't enough any longer. I paid $3000 AU. Is there anyone who actually represents perople such as I at a fair price againstcompanies such as Trafford. I wanted these books...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Indiana, Bloomington Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Royalties

Posted: 2012-11-18 by    Gsb2012
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 5 votes
i was told by one of the marketing staff that the sales vendors around the world will not update their sales files due to me not having an ITIN. such ITIN is only acquired at the IRS. i cannot get this number from the IRS as Trafford are dragging their feet on supplying a W-7 letter to acknowledge my account with them. it seems as though it is all a scam as recently the parent company of Trafford Publishing (Author Solutions) was bought out by Pearsons Group. more problems have arisen since then. this is an ongoing scam by trading over companies to different owners so they get away with their dubious...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country South Africa Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Don't give a tax id to trafford don't give them nothing they will use it against you to keep publishing your book even though contract is ca

Posted: 2012-09-07 by    beavis789
Complaint Rating:  75 % with 4 votes
The only thing we screwed authors should give trafford publishing is a big lawsuit for stealing authors dreams and the possibility of them being prosecuted and given the electric chair for murdering authors dreams of wealth. Don't give them a tax id number after contract is cancelled they may use it as an UN implied way of you giving them permission to keep selling your book a cancelled contract means there should be no more royalties coming 2 years or even a year later and if the tax id was so darn important they would have gotten it when we first published. '
Seriously contact...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Scam & Fake Checks

Trafford Publishing - Indiana, Bloomington - Alert the fcc only by all of us will invesgation be opened on trafford i did

Posted: 2012-09-07 by    beavis789
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 6 votes
The only way to stop trafford publishing from scamming others like us is to contact the Federal trade commission. The urgency comes as without many complaints the fdc said they would seek prosecution or investigate them that is what they told me when i wrote them with the evidence of fraud. by the way what kind of sales did you guys do trafford told me i only sold 16 books in 2 and half years????? is this same for all of you other authors ???
There are 3 ways to complain and get trafford prosecuted either by mail, phone or email and there below mail is best because you can send proof to...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Indiana, Bloomington Complaint category Scam & Fake Checks

Trafford Publishing - Unauthorized Visa Charges

Posted: 2012-05-10 by    RTK66
Complaint Rating:  83 % with 6 votes
A sales consultant put unauthorized charges in the amount of $3000 on my Visa without my consent on a staggered payment plan as I had numerous other payments. He then tried to credit it just on paper but not with Visa to make it look like a complimentary service. When I found out, the company did not refund my money but said they refunded it to other services when in fact I had already paid for these same services. Now I have to dispute all this complicated trail of paper through the company with Visa. Trafford won't give me the dates and the amount of the transactions to give to Visa to dispute...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Indiana, Bloomington - Fraudulent 14 names one address all them will scam you out of your money

Posted: 2012-05-07 by    beavis789
Complaint Rating:  96 % with 24 votes
author beware trafford publishing does business under 13 different names all at the same address and same president. There main goal is to scam millions of inocent authors in any way they can self publish it is the only way to do it, publish an ebook through amazon and you won't get ripped off else wise burn your book it is nothing but a hassle with this publisher if they want money up front there crooked a good book you won't have to pay for and scam artists like trafford publishing uses it to there advantage to rook you and my dad as they did to him of millions.
There names are...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Indiana, Bloomington Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - England, Leicestershire - Warning - stay away from this company

Posted: 2012-04-15 by    DocDreamUK
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 8 votes
I placed my first book with Trafford in 2005 because their marketing material at the time stated they were a UK company. I did all the formatting, cover design etc..., they had nothing to do except take my money. I only found out they weren't based in UK when they requested an extortionate fee for shipping books to me. They'’ve been reporting on Amazon.com since 2005 that my book is out of print???
I’ve tried to rectify this problem with them many times but to no avail. Of the copies they sold, they still have not paid me the royalties!!! I'd also add that I know...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United Kingdom, England|Leicestershire Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - fraudulant with actual sales

Posted: 2012-01-20 by    cburris
Complaint Rating:  86 % with 7 votes
I went to Trafford and submitted my manuscript which was published. My book is everywhere on the web and it says so many used copies and so many new available. I cannot get a hold of this company for nothing. They are horrible sales people, customer service is beyond horrible. To book I was promised quarterly statements. I have received 4 since 2005. I believe they are selling the book and keeping all royalties for the corporation. I am seeking an attorney as I have seen their financial statements online. I cannot believe the are a multi-million corp. without selling books.
I would never...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Indiana - price

Posted: 2011-04-27 by    jal55
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 9 votes
I RECENTLY SENT MY MANUSCRIPT TO TRAFFORD.I PAID FOR BASIC EDITING.I WAS MAKING WEEKLY PAYMENTS.THEY WOULDN'T EVEN LOOK AT THE MANUSCRIPT UNTILL ALL PAYMENT WAS DONE. I PAID FOR BASIC EDITING.NOW THEY TELL ME I NEED CONTENT EDITING WHICH IS OVER $300.00 .NOW THAT IS PAID FOR. THEY'RE SAYING I NEED CONTENT EDITING PLUS WHICE IS $700.00 MORE.I FEEL THEY SHOULD HAVE LOOKED AT THE MANUSCRIPT FIRST AND THAN QUOTED ME A ONE TIME PRICE. THIS IS NOT A COMPANY I WOULD RECOMMEND TO ANYONE.THIS COMPANY WILL NOT WORK ON YOUR MANUSCRIPT UNTIL THEY RECEIEVED ALL PAYMENTS.IT SEEN ONCE I PAY OFF FOR ONE...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States, Indiana Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - I simply cannot get anyone to respond to my e-mails on a book I am publishing with the company

Posted: 2011-03-02 by    poAle
Complaint Rating:  83 % with 6 votes
I simply cannot get anyone to respond to my e-mails on a book I am publishing with the company. The company says my book has already gone on sale, though they are obligated to provide me with a sizeable number of free books for my book launch – they have not and are not responding to e-mails. Where should I appeal? I needed to have those books so that I can launch my book before year 2009 ends....
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - Trafford has great sales people and terrible ethics

Posted: 2011-03-02 by    Onta
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 5 votes
Trafford has great sales people and terrible ethics. Upon contracting with them for my book of 120 pages, I was quoted an author price of $6.53 and a retail price of $13.74. I have this in writing. My book came to 112 pages – 8 pages less than quoted and they placed the author price at $10.49 and the retail price at $14.99.

Originally they placed it at $15.99 – but I disputed it. For now – they are refusing to honor their original message. My books have not gone to print, thank goodness. So I am trying to cancel the contract. I simply can’t trust them, Even...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Products & Services

Trafford Publishing - Not honoring their commitment

Posted:    Historynut
Complaint Rating:  100 % with 9 votes
I published a book with Trafford under their "Webblazer" program that was offered at a considerable discount. Everything was pretty good up until proof reading time: They have a very sloppy printer. When I sent in my list of changes, it came back with even more needed! Whole paragraphs were suddenly in the font of different point size. Some of the changes I asked for were so botched that they had to be redone. Now that I've accepted the book - there are a dozen or so typos still in it - they are not honoring the final part of our deal. I am supposed to have a number of paperbacks...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Books

Trafford Publishing - British Columbia, Lake Cowichan - No royalties yet book is being sold

Posted:    Charles Nelson Shave
Complaint Rating:  92 % with 12 votes
In Ontario, 2005... paid over $3, 000 to have book published with a promise of marketing the book. I received some books and then paid for more. I wrote and phoned re: royalties as I saw the book advertised but
never received any royalties as promised from
Trafford. They had a bank account for us ...once
in Ontario some money was deposited 4 years ago,
my book is advertised all over but no royalties
have come in. A year ago they said I had been
paid...no money in the account and no cheque
from them. Then I heard they had shut down
due to...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country Canada, British Columbia, Lake Cowichan Complaint category Online Scams

Trafford Publishing - yeah trafford sucks

Posted:    blasko
Complaint Rating:  83 % with 12 votes
I just recently published a book everything went fine then I got to the marketing part my book is on Amazon and Barnes and noble but they promised me and I HAVE IT ON PAPER I SAVED EVERYTHING
That my work will submit and reviewed by magazines and be advertised accordingly
But it’s about two weeks now my book been online for a week and no sales
So that about 2000 dollars wasted so now imp even afraid to get a book published I know I can write ive multiple poetry contests one of my poems was included in whispers if you ever read it
Can anyone help I want to get...
Complaint comments Comments Complaint country United States Complaint category Books

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