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Austin Macauley Publishers
Authorhouse

Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Overview

Total reviews
5
422
Company responses
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Issues resolved
0
2

Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Consumer Ratings

Rank
127 out of 486 in Periodicals & Publishing category
146 out of 486 in Periodicals & Publishing category
Price Affordability
97 in category
151 in category
Diversity of Products or Services
159 in category
140 in category
Value for money
224 in category
121 in category
Style and Design
193 in category
114 in category

Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Rating Details

Price Affordability
2.3 (3 reviews)
1.7 (93 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...Here, the books are very cheap in price when compare to other bookshops. Everyone loves to read different kind of books, if you need a books at low price then go for Austin Macauley bookshop..

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From the day that I found out the sales price of the books I protested that they were far too expensive and would not sell priced with like books that were pounds cheaper. Deaf ears is an understatement. No one was interested in doing anything about it unless I was prepared to purchase more...

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Diversity of Products or Services
1.5 (2 reviews)
1.8 (88 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

Royalties promised in June 2020 have not been paid "due to Coronavirus" I have telephoned the London office and have been told by staff that they are up and running. Received an email saying there was a computer glitch. Don't believe you AM. Do I have to get legal advice or are you going to pay my...

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They continually charge me for services not done. I've called them continually to stop. AVOID them at all COST! Money Grubbing thieves!..

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Value for money
1 (2 reviews)
1.7 (80 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

They were very professional but still a vanity press. They wanted to charge me about $$$ 3 grand to publish my novel.

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They played games requiring more and more money..

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Style and Design
1 (2 reviews)
2.3 (79 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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...I had to keep after the "design team", but I have to admit, I was quite happy with the product. Today, I was about to purchase some copies and found out that they will be charging me $18. 99 per softcover book...

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Pros and Cons

Pros
No votes
  • Cover of my book
  • Very unsatisfied
  • Good final product
Cons
  • Do not reveal upfront they are a vanity press
  • Fact that they misled me
  • Fact that they were evasive
  • Aggressive marketing services associates

Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
3.5

My most entertaining is reading books, recently i found some interesting romantic and horror books published by Austin...

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5

I wrote a book (I was didn't know what I was doing).
They worked with me, my only problem was thier word check, I'm th...

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No votes
5

I publish 3 book with authorhouse and I enjoy it. My books turn out Okay. I give authorhouse 4 / 5 stars. You always...

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

Royalties promised in June 2020 have not been paid "due to Coronavirus" I have telephoned the London office and have...

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1

They provide bad service ..they own my grandma 9 years worth of royalties and will not pay her.... They deliberately man...

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1.2

They were very professional but still a vanity press. They wanted to charge me about $$$ 3 grand to publish my novel.

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1

I am willing to go on TV about this. I spent over 2k to get my book published. No royalties. Emails quickly dried up...

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
No votes

I sent a query and ms to the publisher in good faith and was shocked to discover they want to charge me about $3,000 to...

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1.1

I was led to believe that this was a UK company. Only when they had my money did it transpire that all was handled by...

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This my warning for people thinking of publish at Austin Macauley. They could to take a lot of money but their services...

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3

My book has been priced much too high and therefore is not selling

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Authorhouse Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
No votes
  • Authorhouse Publishing Service (221 reviews)
  • Authorhouse Customer Care (21 reviews)