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Austin Macauley Publishers
Iuniverse

Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse Overview

Total reviews
5
145
Company responses
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Issues resolved
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Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse Consumer Ratings

Rank
129 out of 488 in Periodicals & Publishing category
162 out of 488 in Periodicals & Publishing category
Price Affordability
95 in category
155 in category
Style and Design
190 in category
137 in category
Diversity of Products or Services
158 in category
164 in category
Value for money
222 in category
147 in category

Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse Rating Details

Price Affordability
2.3 (3 reviews)
1.6 (41 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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...You are feeling really thrilled, perhaps to the point where you might forget to ask how much you should expect with each sale, but just in case you didn't, you will be told that it is 10% of the retail price. O-only 10%? you may stutter. How much is the retail price? Oh, it's not so bad...

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Style and Design
1 (2 reviews)
1.6 (31 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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I entered a contract agreement with this company. I make the first payment, only few week latter it seems that no work has started. The second payment was taken from my checking without my knowledge. I asked the state's of the project or give me my money back. They agreed to return my money , I was...

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Diversity of Products or Services
1.5 (2 reviews)
1.4 (40 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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And I am much too old and my work is far to Afrocentric and Ethnic to allow them to commande I re-write the creative diversity in this book. We have gone back and forth on e-mail communications and the alleged customers relations or arthur solutions department to no avail. It's all far too personal...

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Value for money
1 (2 reviews)
1.2 (39 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

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...if I'm wrong and they returned my money. I will be happy to revise my review. please do not use iuniverse please..

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse Pros and Cons

Pros
No votes
  • Design of my book
  • Contact person
  • Original promises that they eventually failed to fulfill
Cons
  • Do not reveal upfront they are a vanity press
  • Force contract
  • Poor communicaiton
  • Misleading and fraudulent practice

Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse 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

The companies a *** joke, they purposely talked fast over the numbers and with normal words they talked average speed,...

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4.8

Abbott Press published my first book, 'The President's Weapon'. There was an issue with the printing that they...

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse 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

I can't even begin to tell you of their shake down process without my blood boiling. I did two books with iUniverse....

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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

Add said they offered free editing, and publishing advice. Instead they immediately tried to get me to self-publish, and...

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
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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

I entered a contract agreement with this company. I make the first payment, only few week latter it seems that no work h...

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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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1

iuniverse. is the worst Publishing Company. that you can deal with. it is my strong opinion. from personal experience....

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Austin Macauley Publishers and Iuniverse Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
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  • Iuniverse Publishing Service (61 reviews)
  • Iuniverse Customer Care (8 reviews)
  • Iuniverse Publicity Service (2 reviews)