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Harlequin
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Harlequin and Authorhouse Overview

Total reviews 9 429
Company responses 0 0
Issues resolved 0 2

Harlequin and Authorhouse Consumer Ratings

Rank
167 out of 497 in Periodicals & Publishing category
160 out of 497 in Periodicals & Publishing category
Website
121 in category
102 in category
Price Affordability
235 in category
142 in category
Diversity of Products or Services
160 in category
134 in category
Advertised vs Delivered
113 in category
88 in category

Harlequin and Authorhouse Rating Details

Website
2 (4 reviews)
2 (101 reviews)
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I was informed you took $52.79 from my account. First of all you informed me my account was mot sufficent, i csnceled account and returned 4 free books snd have not received a y others mor do I want them.I need the $52.79 returned to my account and emsil stating account cancelled and closed.

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...I have sent two comments to AuthorHouse through their comment page on their website and haven't gotten replies to those, either..

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Price Affordability
1 (4 reviews)
1.7 (97 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

After the introductory books came, I was thouroughly disappointed by them and decided to cancel my account. I cancelled my account personally within an email with Angela, she never replied, they charged my card again and they are continuing attempts in charging my card daily, which I have locked...

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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
1.3 (4 reviews)
1.8 (91 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

I noticed a charge on my account today. It was Harli Bks. I had no idea who there are. I've never gotten a letter like some other people on this site. The charge was for 50.62. WHAT??? I called the number associated with the charge. After 20min, I spoke with a woman whom sounded high or drunk. She...

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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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Advertised vs Delivered
1.3 (4 reviews)
1.7 (82 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

I took advantage of their trial offer of four books for I think it was 5 dollars. I canceled my account more than 2 weeks ago but yet again this month I was charged more than 30 dollars. I cannot even get anyone to even answer the more than three emails I have sent concerning this at all.

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...They delivered on all their promises and my excitement has never waned. My advice to anyone seeking publication through AuthorHouse is to make certain that your book is comprehensible and written intelligently. Do not make choices and deals with them that seem like they would not fit your wishes...

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Harlequin and Authorhouse Pros and Cons

Pros
  • Mail order books
  • Very unsatisfied
  • Cover of my book
  • Were very nice to me before i sent the manuscript in
Cons
  • Not price worthy
  • No choice of content
  • Fraud and lies
  • Fact that they misled me
  • Fact that they were evasive
  • Aggressive marketing services associates

Harlequin and Authorhouse Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
No votes
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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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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Harlequin and Authorhouse Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1

I took advantage of their trial offer of four books for I think it was 5 dollars. I canceled my account more than 2...

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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

I noticed a charge on my account today. It was Harli Bks. I had no idea who there are. I've never gotten a letter like...

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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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Harlequin and Authorhouse Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
1.8

I was informed you took $52.79 from my account. First of all you informed me my account was mot sufficent, i csnceled ac...

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1

This company is an absolute scam. Yes, they printed my book but made a shoddy mess out of it. In some cases, parts of...

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1.4

After the introductory books came, I was thouroughly disappointed by them and decided to cancel my account. I cancelled...

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No votes

They did not explain all the details at the time I engaged them. After the initial acceptance of my manuscript, every...

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Harlequin and Authorhouse Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Harlequin Deal (2 reviews)
  • Authorhouse Publishing Service (223 reviews)