Want to get the inside scoop on a publishing company? Look no further than their employees! (And, beware of false “positive” reviews posted online!)
“The base pay went from $15.41/hour to $11.41 per hour. (Commission-based) reps are estimating a $30,000 loss in pay annually. New leads have been stagnant for months…”
After finding atrocious reviews about Tate Publishing on that site, which gave clear indications from even over a year ago that the company was in trouble, we decided to check out some other publishing service companies, like Author Solutions, which owns AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse, Trafford, WordClay, Balboa Press, and Palibrio. Their imprints also include Archway Publishing, LifeRich Publishing, WestBow Press, Patridge, Booktango. Turns out authors aren’t the only ones complaining about Author Solutions.
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When I see the words “free publishing guide,” I think somebody is going to send me a free ebook that is an actual, factual, non-biased guide about the publishing industry, and/or the publishing process. I don’t think, “Wow, I’m just going to get a big, boring advertisement in exchange for all my contact information!”
Ah, Author Solutions has been sold once again. It reminds me of a rickety boat. One guy buys it and realizes it has a hole or two so he doesn’t want it anymore. So, he polishes it up and sells it to another guy, who does the same thing. Each owner may get more or less than they originally paid but, in the end, each subsequent owner is likely happy to be rid of it.
I haven’t been paid by Author House Indiana (for) approx. 8 years. Please advise by email if possible.