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Authorhouse Indianapolis Indiana

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Posted: Dec 22, 2016    Phoolmatee Dubay
Overcharged me for marketing services
Thoughts was published by Authorhouse to be sold on Amazon. I signed an agreement to have my book advertised in the September's 2014 issue of Reader's Digest but to my surprise I paid almost $7, 000. 00 to have an 2 inches by 2 inches ad placed which I was dissatisfied with after I saw it, that is, the ad in Reader's Digest...

Westbow Press Albuquerque New Mexico

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Oct 29, 2016    JosephusK
Misrepresentation and deceptive practices
I had a terrible ordeal earlier with AuthorHouse on my first book, and I had thought West Bow would be different, as they tout themselves as Christian Publishers. I am so sorry to hear of all these heart breaking experiences. Very sad indeed...

Authorhouse

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Posted: Mar 4, 2016    Inge Perreault
Dishonest scam
which was purchased by Authorhouse due to the sensitivity of the material. At this point Authorhouse is advertising 3 of my books on Amazon. com. My books are being sold world-wide, each have 5 stars and I am not receiving any royalties. I have seen the above books advertised with other booksellers world-wide, the first one above being recommended in Universities to be read by students of history and I have received many e-mails proving that my books are selling...

Authorhouse

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Posted: Jan 31, 2016    Daniel Asamota
Authors not being paid for all sales
I've demanded that authorhouse stop selling my books for years yet they continue to sell my books and pay me nothing!!! Please in the name of God, let something be done to make them pay us our money!!!...

Authorhouse Texas

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Sep 27, 2015    coryh
Scam
wire fraud and I want authorhouse arrested. I'm over here starving and about to be homeless because of this company and their criminal activities. How is this publisher not in jail yet guys with a calculator like this made public? I wish the government would do the right thing and stop authorhouse so they cant steal any more of our money...

Authorhouse Phoenix

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Posted: Sep 14, 2015    hyacinthforyou
Scam artist
Do not publish with Authorhouse. They do not pay royalties. I'm sick and tired of dealing with them...

Authorhouse

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Posted: Aug 21, 2015    Tom Wigington
Authors not being paid for all sales
I'm sure I won't use Authorhouse. Tom Wigington, author of, Poems Faithful And True...

Authorhouse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Aug 20, 2015    Tom Wigington
Authors not being paid for all sales
I agree with everyone that Authorhouse is stealing royalties, I published a book of rhyming poems with them Jan. 26th. this year, haven't seen a penny from them yet. Tom Wigington, author of, Poems Faithful And True. RandLL8856@gmail. com...

Authorhouse Bloomington

(Complaint)
Posted: May 15, 2015    Seekay Lan
unprofessionalism
publication contract with AuthorHouse in 2012. Since then, problems have been dogging the project. Micheal Pyles, who is in charge of sending me free copies, has never responded to my emails when I asked him why I could not have a say on how the copies are sent if I have to pay about $200 for the mailing costs...

Authorhouse Bloomington

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Posted: Dec 2, 2014    Bev Alkareem
Poetry Book
AuthorHouse was suppose to publish my Manuscript, a Book of wonderful poems a three part. They took my work and my money in May, I pay my first payment, and then I pay the second payment. They said that they want the last payment but everytime they call me I ask about the book and they said that the book have been on hold since July...

Authorhouse Bloomington Indiana

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Posted: Sep 11, 2014    Writer who published without crooks
book publishing
AuthorHouse is a boiler room scam operation. Random House bought them in an attempt to step into the world of self-publishing. Unfortunately, they are sinking the good name of Random House. They will promise you absolutely anything to get your credit card number. Most the reps do not even know that they are fronting such a scam...

Trafford Publishing Bloomington

(Complaint)
Posted: Aug 26, 2014    Vivienne Jamieson
It's a ruthless money-making business
first picture book with Authorhouse and they're EXACTLY the same and sister company to Trafford. So don't go there either. Be warned. I feel a fool for publishing my book with both these money-grabbing companies...

Authorhouse Bloomington

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Posted: Jul 24, 2014    J Maizels
Rip off publishing compnay
cancelled my contract with AuthorHouse but have heard nothing back from them regarding my demands for a partial refund. They have been incredibly incompetent, unprofessional and dishonest. I never get straight answers, the proofs were rubbish, there was no one person overseeing the process so there were continual misunderstandings and changes to issues that had previously been agreed, email statements never matched verbal agreements...

Author House

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jul 2, 2014    R.thomas1
Terrible experience
license you give to AuthorHouse because your novel might get distributed in e-book without your approval,...

Authorhouse Ohio

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jul 2, 2014    margaret Tak
nothing back from my investments
file a lawsuit against Authorhouse publishers?...

Authorhouse Bloomington

(Complaint)
Posted: Jun 13, 2014    Manyi Nsibiri
Rip off publishing compnay
The rogue, predatory, fraudulent publishing company called Author House based in Indiana will steal your money and not publish your work. Please, do not deal with them for your peace of mind., They collected money from me and refused to honor the contract and all I did is contact the India...

Trafford Publishing Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint)
Posted: Aug 29, 2013    beavis789
ripped off my dreams so i self published on amazon
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 ...

Author House Bloomington

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Posted: Aug 26, 2013    mfstout
ripped me off
Authorhouse sucks. Their printers can't print a book cover without scuff marks and scratches. Their book sales people will quote Authorhouse authors huge prices that are above retail, and then when challenged they will claim they looked at the wrong number and then quote the correct 'author member' cost for printing books...

Authorhouse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Aug 26, 2013    R.D.Brawn
AuthorHouse--Self-Publishing Rip Off
I also published with Authorhouse with the draw of special offers for publishing my books, three in all, until I realised that the only sales made where ones I made, I soon put a stop to that. I also paid £500 pounds to go onto the Hollywood data base, and a advert in Writers Forum though I doubt if anything will happen from either...

Authorhouse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jul 20, 2013    kayra
Non payment of royalties
AuthorHouse uses deception and lies to get people to buy their publishing contracts. On their website it is written that the author chooses the price of the book and the royalty rate but after you sign up for their publishing package and pay them such a high amount, Authorhouse sets the book's price (a very high price too) and the author's royalty rate (very low compared to the book's sale price) and tells you that if you want to choose a different pricing plan, you have to pay a further 250 pounds for it! That's totally different from what's stated on their website - no where is it mentioned on their website that authors will have to pay to choose their own pricing and royalty plan - and therefore is deception...

Authorhouse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jul 15, 2013    ryan walker
AuthorHouse--Self-Publishing Rip Off
uk saying she works for Authorhouse. co. uk and claims can help publish my book even on a half-a-grand (£) budget. Up until I read all this rip-off stuff I assumed she/he was British herself (as we also have a company with this name), then I read under her sign-off the words 'bloomington' and IA (which I'm sure is short for Indiana)...

Authorhouse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: May 8, 2013    truecrimebook.com
Non payment of royalties
Authorhouse is now Lightening Source I. I was ready to publish two months ago but was told my application and w9 were lost. I have sent it twice. No response. I wrote a scathing letter to the company demanding a response and answers . nothing. I am going to go with createspace until I find an agent...

Authorhouse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Feb 27, 2013    bjlconcerned
fraud
self-pubishing companies like Authorhouse have no accountability with quarterly royalty checks to their authors? By this I mean their quarterly statement never includes the breakdown of sales from Amazon or other on-line book companies. Any company conducting this kind of nebulous reporting would be investigated, yet these self-publishing companies continue their scam on unsuspecting authors...

Authorhouse Indianapolis Indiana

(Complaint)
Posted: Feb 27, 2013    Denise A
Book Shipment
representative, from AuthorHouse said for $3, 245. 37 I would be sent 390 books After a revision and 2nd printing with the revisions were done. I talked to the printing and billing offices and was assured that they would not be printed until after the revisions had been done. Now about 2-3 weeks later 390 books with no revisions have been shipped to me...

Authorhouse Texas

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jan 3, 2013    Chas Winston
Scam
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...

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