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As a first time author I was primarily interested in getting good developmental editing and a good product. It was expensive and slow but I viewed it as the tuition I did not spend as a twenty-something. HOWEVER, the company is a mess. There are more departments that...
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Anonymous

Anonymous This complaint generated an immense and resounding nothing on the part of the vendor.

1.3
I liked
  • Editors
I didn't like
  • Unfair business practice
  • Force contract
  • Customer service
#754084
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I have used them and encountered no serious problems. My cover design was spectacular. The corrections they made were great as I needed them. There were a couple minor things i qiuls recommend as inprovement, but this is self-publishing and you pay as you go. The work...
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Slipshod management at iUniverse
I ordered 3 copies of my own novel, paying $29.85 for the package. They came today, but the receipt said I had paid $2,985.00 This leaves me not surprised there are widespread accusations of owed royalties not paid. Evidently, no one is in charge at iUniverse. I began...
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The companies a *** joke, they purposely talked fast over the numbers and with normal words they talked average speed, i hung up, she called me back right away which seemed odd, its like they didnt want me to realize what they did was fishy, but i answered anyway...
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Anonymous

Kevin Gray Hello,iUniverse only reaches out to those who provide their personal information and request for us to contact them. If you are no longer interested in hearing from us, please...

After some delays on my end, I transmitted my manuscript to iUniverse for Editorial Rx review. THe rep who had assisted me online through email conversations mostly said it would take them approx. 2 - 3 weeks to process and do the Editorial Rx review (and any...
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2.0
I didn't like
  • Customer service when manuscript mailed to them for editing
#715665
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I didn't think I was getting a New York agent or anything close. Poor editing was my fault. The book made some sales and is still available on most websites and at stores if you order it. I'm reading here where people think they are being ripped off on royalties. The...
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Anonymous

Anonymous These comments supporting iuniversal are trying to take blame away from them, but theyre obviously a shady business lmao. Dont see other established company with this much hat...

I agree with most of the complaints against IUniverse. I have used them once, NEVER again.The ¨agents¨ in each department know nothing about the other departments. Sometimes nothing about their own department. Communication is terrible, and the service is worse.Because...
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My manuscript was submitted for publication, and I was charged $750 to review it. Once reviewed, I was told it would cost an additional $3000 to edit it. I suspect that the almost $4000 is the actual cost of getting a book edited. Goodness knows how much more would...
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This company is a pure fraud, definitely something that you should be very aware of, and they are not the only ones that will do this to you. I have, unfortunately, allowed myself to become a victim of IUniverse. Scam company. I’m a published author with IUNIVERSE...
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1.0
I didn't like
  • Did not reveive royalties
  • Their costs and fees
  • Force contract
#626345
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I have been looking at a number of businesses which operate in the self publishing market. Non of them are cheap and although I subscribe to the idea that you get what you pay for, I can't see the value in any of them. As for iUniverse, well just take a look at their...
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Anonymous I don't think this is true. I know an author who has actually published 9 books with them and is happy.

I didn't like
  • Force contract
#625901
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