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Iuniverse and Xlibris Overview

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Xlibris was first mentioned on PissedConsumer on Dec 17, 2010 and since then this brand received 514 reviews. It is 375 reviews more than Iuniverse received since Aug 7, 2008.

Iuniverse and Xlibris Consumer Ratings

121 out of 622 in Periodicals & Publishing category
135 out of 622 in Periodicals & Publishing category
Product or Service Quality
93 in category
106 in category
Customer service
85 in category
91 in category
111 in category
106 in category

According to consumer ratings and reviews, Iuniverse ranks 14 points higher in the Periodicals & Publishing category than Xlibris. People gave Iuniverse 1.8 stars for Product or Service Quality criterion in Periodicals & Publishing category and it is 116 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. At the same time, Xlibris was rated 1.6 stars for Product or Service Quality criterion in this category and it is 103 points higher than the worst rated brand in this category. If we look at Customer service criterion, than we see that Xlibris has a higher rating than Xlibris. Regarding Website criterion, consumers gave Iuniverse 1.9 stars and it is 53% worse than other in category. Xlibris however was rated 1.9 stars and it is 50% worse than other in category.

Iuniverse and Xlibris Rating Details

Product or Service Quality
1.8 (45 reviews)
1.6 (168 reviews)
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I've been wanting to get my novel published for a while now. Iuniverse caught wind of it like a bloodhound and made me an offer. "One fee, 3 installments, get everything you will need." That was a lie.They have been charging me for everything from editing, to marketing, to making me a website. They...

Logan S

I had them publish a beautiful book of poetry and did an anthology to add great poems to my work. It was published by X-Libris and spent around $13,000 and they say they have not sold enough to equal $25 in Royalties. Others have said they have seen my book online and some have ordered. I may have...

Dr D
Customer service
1.5 (44 reviews)
1.5 (166 reviews)
Reviewer's quote

...Just like their comments to this complaint not a customer service response a smart allek who has obviously cashed the check already. I have nothing good to say about I Universe but would strongly suggest you go with someone else, anyone else. Read other complaints about this company...


I was mislead by this company they wanted me to change the characters names due to copy right permission from each individual...I did change the names to hide their identities...then they wanted me to rewrite my book in a third person.I told them on the 3rd day to refund my money payment of...

Russell m
1.9 (43 reviews)
1.9 (158 reviews)
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Furthermore I was told (was also in the contract) that there would be transparency and I could go on their website in order to track all sales. This has never happened! I published my book in 2012 and the site has NEVER been up! I like other authors that made the mistake of working with these...


...against Xlibris I launched my book with them 2011 and it is not what I wanted the book was not done right and I have asked them to remove my book from all the website but they still have not done so there are huge mistakes on their half and I am not happy at all. They want to charge me for resubmission fee I pay almost $800- $2000 plus marketing fees. I have not made one sale I have a rewrite ...


Iuniverse and Xlibris Pros and Cons

  • Design of my book
  • Contact person
  • Original promises that they eventually failed to fulfill
  • Ripp off
  • Published book
  • Getting the book published
  • Force contract
  • I universe
  • Poor communicaiton
  • Unresponsive to customer needs after they got your money
  • Unprofessional service
  • Poor customer service

Iuniverse and Xlibris Most Positive Reviews

Top rated reviews

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


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

Iuniverse and Xlibris Most Critical Reviews

Lowest rated reviews

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


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

Iuniverse and Xlibris Latest Reviews

Recent published reviews

This post is to let everyone who had a bad experience with Iuniverse. That if you call 317-232-6201 or 317-232-6330 for...

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I have posted back in September 2019. Not 1 cent in royalties as it shows I haven't sold a book in 5 years.
So maybe I ha...

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Iuniverse and Xlibris Products and Services

Most reviewed product and services
  • Iuniverse Publishing Service (57 reviews)
  • Iuniverse Customer Care (8 reviews)
  • Iuniverse Publicity Service (2 reviews)
  • Xlibris Publishing Service (291 reviews)
  • Xlibris Customer Care (43 reviews)
  • Xlibris Book (25 reviews)