We compete directly with AuthorHouse. When we reject a manuscript, we never refer those authors to AuthorHouse.
As many of you know, AuthorHouse is owned by Author Solutions, which owns many other firms as well. You may think, when you see them online, that they are separate. However, they’re all owned by the same company Some of them are:
They have partnerships with other firms as well. I’ve always wondered why one company needed sooooo many identities. Incidentally, Author Solutions has been sued twice by their authors – class action.
There are no shortage of complaints about AuthorHouse online (and some of the comments are real doozies!!):
BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU – 65 reviews with an average of 1.5 stars (out of 5)
TRUSTPILOT.COM – 50 one-star reviews
RIPOFFREPORT.COM – I stopped counting at 50 complaints
PISSEDCONSUMER.COM – 76 one-star reviews
YELP.COM – 27 one-star reviews
COMPLAINTSBOARD.COM – I stopped counting at 50 complaints. There are 11 whole pages of them!
The ALLIANCE OF INDEPENDENT AUTHORS has issued a “Watchdog Advisory” about Authorhouse.
MORE LAWSUITS FILED AGAINST AUTHOR SOLUTIONS (skip past the ads at the top of that page)
Somebody even wrote a book about them: THE AUTHORHOUSE SCAM
Got questions about Print On Demand and Self-publishing? Ask Angela Hoy.
About The Author
Angela Hoy is the publisher of WritersWeekly.com, the author of 19 books, and the co-owner of BookLocker.com (one of the original POD publishers that still gets books to market in less than a month), PubPreppers.com (print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish), and Abuzz Press (the publishing co-op that charges no setup fees).
Angela lives on a 52' Irwin Center Cockpit Ketch (sailboat) with her family and pets. Keep up with her family's adventurous liveaboard lifestyle at GotNoTanLines.com
WritersWeekly.com - the free marketing ezine for writers, which features new paying markets and freelance job listings every Wednesday.
BookLocker.com - According to attorney Mark Levine, author of The Fine Print, BookLocker is: "As close to perfection as you're going to find in the world of ebook and POD publishing. The ebook royalties are the highest I've ever seen, and the print royalties are better than average. BookLocker understands what new authors experience, and have put together a package that is the best in the business. You can't go wrong here. Plus, they're selective and won't publish any manuscript just because it's accompanied by a check. Also, the web site is well trafficked. If you can find a POD or epublisher with as much integrity and dedication to selling authors' books, but with lower POD publishing fees, please let me know."
Abuzz Press offers FAST and FREE book publication, but only accepts a small percentage of submissions, and only works with U.S. authors.
PubPreppers.com - "We Prep, You Publish!" Print and ebook design for authors who truly want to self-publish. Offers formatting and design services only, and then provides simple instructions for authors on where to sign up to have the print and ebook editions printed/listed/sold. Cut out the middle man. Keep 100% of what bookstores pay for your book!
Angela's POD Secrets Revealed Series can be found HERE.
Have a POD Book with another publisher? See if BookLocker can give you a better deal. (BookLocker offers "disgruntled author discounts" to those who want to move from other POD services.)
See BookLocker's publishing packages HERE.
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