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iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Feb 17, 2018    James Rasmussen
Scam
Don't use IUNIVERSE. They are not truthful about their services. I have sold dozens, maybe hundreds of books on-line and haven't received any royalties. They take advantage of people, especially first time authors, who have a dream of becoming a novelist. They keep calling asking for more and more money...

iUniverse Riverdale Georgia

(Complaint)
Posted: Feb 13, 2018    Mikoha@comcast.net
my book
My name is Trung Ha and Mike Crider was my sale person. After submitted my manuscript, the project manager told me the book can't not be published if I don't change my name, the names of the characters in my book and the locations, it concerns of the lawsuit. I explained to them the charac...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Feb 12, 2018    Mikoha@comcast.net
Scam
I am also a victim of Iuniverse. I wished I read all of these comments and experiences before I dealed with them. After I paid my fee and sent them my manuscript, they refused to publish my story if I don't change the contains in my story from true story to friction. I was imprisoned by the communist four times, after I tried to escape by boat, each time I was imprisoned, they tortured me and nearly got me kill...

iUniverse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jan 29, 2018    Affection
FALSE ADVERTISING, LACK OF PERFORMANCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, ECTERA.
Demand and do your job IUniverse. Stop trying to re-write other author's work, write your own and publish it. Sometimes it seems like IUniverse is trying to create something for themselves. Rewriting and using a different name is pretty deceptive and boarders on fraud. More people should report them to the Attorney General in their local...

iUniverse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jan 29, 2018    Affection
FALSE ADVERTISING, LACK OF PERFORMANCE, BREACH OF CONTRACT, ECTERA.
similar battle with IUniverse suggesting that I use a pen name, This is a POD company not a publishing company. Print on Demand does not give them the authority or solidify that they have knowledge to do an edit especially since it was not requested. So now we play the waiting game. I have dealt with Andera who I believe might now be Andrea Adonis...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Dec 20, 2017    Clarice W. Baker
Scam
iUniverse was very upfront with me when my book was accepted for publishing. I was thankful for the support; the choice of upgrades was always mine. Thank you, iUniverse, for the professionalism...

iUniverse

(Complaint)
Posted: Nov 17, 2017    Tattypanz
my book
I published with IUniverse as I was very ill and did not think I had time to wait for a real publisher. They did the book (cover bad) and in 12 years I have not received a penny in royalties. They also hang on to the rights to the book. They are scammers and I would advise everyone who is thinking of going to them...

iUniverse Publishing

(Complaint)
Posted: Jun 20, 2017    Derri Spahn
lack of royalties for book sales
In 2009 I published a book with IUNIVERSE (or some universe). Never heard from them since. Then, a month ago I received a call from someone stating they were from IUNIVERSE indicating that they noticed my book was not selling and for 1500. 00 they could promote it . I told them I have never received royalties from IUNIVERSE and they ignored my complaint and continued on with their immoral and despicable sells shakedown...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jun 20, 2017    Derri Spahn
Scam
saying they were from IUNIVERSE (or some universe) and indicated that my book was not selling but for 1500. 00 they could promote it. I told them that I had not received any royalties from my 2009 publication. They ignored that and proceeded with this immoral and despicable sells pitch. I suppose that the authors who are satisfied with these people paid big money to get their work published and promoted...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Feb 1, 2017    Leroy Kendrick
Scam
called questioning iuniverse about the amount they said the IRS took taxes out of it. So the amount the email says was paid, then the guy on phone said another amount was paid because of the IRS. Clearly a scam, you don't order a large pizza, get the pizza and 4 slices are missing and then say the driver ate them, because he was hungry on the way over...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Aug 5, 2016    Art Wiederhold
Scam
I've published over 20 books with IUniverse and have always been please with the results. My royalties always reach my bank account and their service is top-notch. I've just published another book with them this year. I also use their sister company, Trafford, which is more scaled down version of Iuniverse...

iUniverse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint)
Posted: Jun 3, 2016    Dickie Hilton
Fraud, by mail and misrepresentation
Dear Diana, iUniverse Representative I'm writing to you now after our most recent conversations and after receiving your email dated April 12, 2016, on the subject of: PD: 470384 – Content Evaluation Results (second round). I would like you to pass this on up the chain of command...

Trafford Publishing Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: May 2, 2016    Art Wiederhold
Company does not deliver service
I've also used IUniverse for 24 books, but they have really slipped since being acquired by Author House. They don't offer anywhere near what they originally did and their prices keep escalating. But as for production and service, they are still quite good but Trafford is better and faster. None of these Author House divisions deliver on all pf their promises, so you have to shop around...

iUniverse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Dec 25, 2015    Sourceman
Fraudulent practice lying to get my money then not delivering service.
Iuniverse/Authors Solutions are strategicly set up to exploit authors dreams. They mislead, delay and try to push you into services you dont need. They are set up in layers specifically to confuse and try to defer responsiblity to someone else. They always tell you thats not my department but all are responsible if they are using one name...

iUniverse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint)
Posted: Dec 23, 2015    Sourceman
Fraudulent practice lying to get my money then not delivering service.
I paid my money to IUniverse; theysaid they would produce my book. They said they needed me to change the cover because it was controversial and showed a parody depiction of a public figure. They provided me with a new cover I said cool. The new cover they provided included the controversial title...

iUniverse Campbell

(Complaint)
Posted: Aug 21, 2015    Keith Clingan
Company has become a boiler room
I published three books with iUniverse in 2000 and felt I got a great deal out of it. I know that my books are not commercially successful, but I am glad that they were published. Now all of a sudden 15 years later I am suddenly getting calls from what sounds like a boiler room trying to get me to purchase all sorts of new promotion material for the book...

iUniverse Bloomington Indiana

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Apr 9, 2015    Richard H. Rupp
Away to fight back
INCREDIBLY, NO ONE AT iuNIVERSE HAS EVEN READ THE BOOK...

iUniverse Bloomington

(Complaint)
Posted: Jan 16, 2015    chef lola
my refund
to be published by iuniverse. I spoke with an agent by the name eddie wright who told me I can take my time on whenever I am ready to start the book, he said even if it takes me more than 5years I can still come back and continue anywhere I stopped and if I decide not to write the book again, I will have my deposit refunded back at any time...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jul 17, 2014    Ronald D. Walker
Scam
This is my last communication with iUniverse. I did not receive the help I thought would be given and was told would be. The cover was not even close to what I asked for. Editing text was more than just difficult. Tell what line the word before and the word after. REALLY. Complete breakdown in communication which is primarily restricted to eMail...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Mar 27, 2014    Toytinker
Scam
original owners of iUniverse I was not too happy when they sold out, especially to the company they sold out to. It wasn't long before my apprehensions were realized: my last book, A Trilogy, which had been ordered 40 copies at a time by some stores immediately dropped to one or two when the new owners took over...

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 ...

I Universe / Publishing

(Complaint)
Posted: Jul 26, 2013    Lawrence Garcia
Scam
Today when I Googled IUniverse to reload their site I found several scam notices about them that were not there when I reviewed then in Feb. Had I have seen the reviews I never would have contracted them. I am concerned about going forward and would reather just recoup my money. I used my Visa card and the 120 appeal period has been passed...

iUniverse

(Complaint Comment)
Posted: Jul 13, 2013    Phoebe B
Scam
a comment about how IUniverse lists your book under your real name, not your pseudonym. No matter how many times you complain to them about it, they give you an excuse about data uploading from other sources and how they're trying to fix it (they never fix it). So if you're thinking of writing a tell-all tale or anything under a pen name and want your real name to be kept secret, don't do it with IUniverse!...

iUniverse Indiana

(Complaint)
Posted: Jun 10, 2013    C.D. Mcleod
ripped-off
Join me if you got screwed by iuniverse/author house. I will provide you with all the details. You are not alone I have a seizable following. All of their tricks on screwing people will be exposed! Let Eugene Hopkins know what it is to live from pay check to pay check. Thank you so much C...

iUniverse Publishing Indiana

(Complaint)
Posted: Jun 3, 2013    mdmwrite
Services not delivered, fraud and lack of honesty from employees
Meanwhile, iUniverse had one of their publicity agents contact me about the publicity for the book. At first I assumed he was talking about the publicity package that was included with my initial publishing package purchase. No, he was talking about getting me to spend over $24, 000 additional dollars for publicity...

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