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Balboa Press
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Balboa Press and Xlibris Overview

Total reviews 1 557
Company responses 0 0
Issues resolved 0 1

Balboa Press and Xlibris Consumer Ratings

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220 out of 565 in Periodicals & Publishing category
184 out of 565 in Periodicals & Publishing category
Diversity of Products or Services
55 in category
152 in category
Customer service
230 in category
109 in category
Advertised vs Delivered
181 in category
127 in category
Website
240 in category
141 in category

Balboa Press and Xlibris Rating Details

Diversity of Products or Services
3 (1 review)
1.8 (172 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

Dear Sir/Madam,My name is Shoshi Herscu, an Israeli woman whose book Mass Awakening was recently released by Balboa Press (https://www.balboapress.com/).I'm complaining about the press release that I purchased from this publisher.I've purchased the web-optimized press release believing what was...

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For the next month or so, every time he called, it cost me more money! Since I didn't have the cash, I had to use my credit cards to pay for all the services he talked me into getting, among them, putting the book into book fairs nationally and abroad (so far, three or four have been postponed...

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Customer service
1 (1 review)
1.5 (196 reviews)
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TheyI accepted to VIP deal and paid the first period but i did not sign any contract and i am waiting for the refund why is it so hard for the refund it shouldn't be this hard customer service is awful because our need is not cared if we want refund..

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Advertised vs Delivered
1 (1 review)
1.3 (157 reviews)
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I want delivered to my address within 2 weeks: a copy of our contract, a letter of direction to Amazon releasing sales figures to me and spreedsheets of the sales of my books from date of release in 2012 to current date. My address is: Peggy Poston 11862 S. Foothills Blvd PMB 501 Yuma, Az...

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Website
1 (1 review)
1.9 (182 reviews)
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I recently renewed my website (www. budhunton. com) and it stopped working about a week or so ago...

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Balboa Press and Xlibris Pros and Cons

Pros
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  • Ripp off
  • Published book
  • Getting the book published
Cons
  • Poor quality of the press release
  • Poor customer service
  • Give you the run around
  • Unresponsive to customer needs after they got your money

Balboa Press and Xlibris Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews
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5

I don't know why all the negative reviews on here. I've had nothing but good happen to my anthology titled Xtoriez. I...

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5

What am I supposed to do I paid them to publish the book. Then they use hardball tactics to get me to sign up for...

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Balboa Press and Xlibris Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews
1.4

Dear Sir/Madam,
My name is Shoshi Herscu, an Israeli woman whose book Mass Awakening was recently released by Balboa Pres...

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1

I signed a contract with Xlibris (subsidiary to Author Solutions) in November ’13 for:
Editing, Interior Design, Exterio...

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1

I had my book published with Xlibris - a subsidiary of Author Solutions. $4000 for the full package: i did editing (the...

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Balboa Press and Xlibris Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews
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I submitted 14 manuscripts at one time just knowing that because they are a book publishing company that I would be...

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I trusted and submitted 14 manuscripts to them all at one time. After just a few short months they sent me check for may...

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