MORE COMPLAINTS about AuthorHouse!

MORE COMPLAINTS about AuthorHouse!

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:

Archway Publishing
Balboa Press
LifeRich Pubishing
Westbow Press
and more!

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


“How can I find out which publishers are imprints of Author Solutions? They took me for $15,000.00!”

Complaints about AuthorHouse, Complaints about Xlibris, Complaints about iUniverse, Complaints about Trafford, etc., etc. – Angela Hoy

Is Author Solutions Having Problems? – Pay Cuts, “Stagnant” Leads, and More…

Employees (Allegedly) Reveal Behind-the-Scenes Info. about CreateSpace, Xlibris, Author Solutions, Infinity Publishing, Lulu, and Outskirts Press

Lots of Imprints and Lots of Complaints! Could You Unwittingly Crawl into Bed with Author Solutions?

Uh Oh! What are the Employees of Author Solutions Saying Since the Firm was Sold?! (a.k.a. AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Xlibris, Trafford, etc.)

“AuthorHouse Won’t Refund My Money. Who Should I Call?”

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2 Responses to "MORE COMPLAINTS about AuthorHouse!"

  1. Pamela Allegretto  August 28, 2020 at 12:22 pm

    Wow. How are they even permitted to remain in business?

  2. Gene Parola  August 28, 2020 at 12:21 pm

    Thanks for publishing the list of names the grifters operate under. I bailed out over ten years ago. And the list of complaints against them has steadily grown.