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So I was twelve years old when I first started writing my first book, my first real story. I was excited when at thirteen I finished it, and ecstatic when I found a self-publishing company like Xlibris. They told me my book and any other book I wrote after it could be published in a lifetime package deal for six hundred dollars. Of course, being a naive child, I believed all the hype and my dad found a way to forward them the money. Fast... Read more

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I don't feel as if they fulfilled the contract and the only tine they call me is to try and get more money from me. I hace to pay for copies of my own book and I never saw my book on Amazon or Xlibris.com as stated in the contract.

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I have published five books with Xlibris. They pretty much did what was promised. My problem is the disconnect with process. One group does not know what the other group is doing. Editing was good, coordination marginal. I have been trying to get someone to help me order my own books for weeks to no avail. The Supervisor is out of the office, the person coordinating is unreachable etc. They need a central coordinator who can easily check... Read more

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My mother published her book with Xlibris. Her book was professionally edited and had received several great reviews, among them from Andy Rooney. When she first published, before Xlibris was bought by Author Solutions, she would get some royalties (like $10) She never received an accounting of how many books were sold or the amount of money she actually made. After Author Solutions bought the company, she received one check for $2. Numerous... Read more

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I'll admit that after the first couple of chapters, I knew where we were going but I didn't know how we'd get there. But, the story truly spoke to my heart and my experiences. This book sounded almost as if I could have written a good bit of it. I related to so much of Brandon & Mona's story and I wanted to share. I am positive that Lora will have many readers who are where Brandon & Mona were and that reading her book will bring them to... Read more

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I wouldn't recommend Xlibris Publishing to anyone that I know or got to know because I have had a horrid experience with them they didn't edit my book professionally as they claimed that they would which was a lie. I feel like they don't understand what it is like to be a young adult with more than one disability and a slew of health issues I would recommend that they not take advantage of people who work hard to do what they enjoy! Xlibris... Read more

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I heard s Kenneth Seay wrote a book and it made money but he received nothing. I hear Lightening Source book printers and others did the same thing. I hear Henderson. Moneymaker, McCaffity, Weeks, Walker, Steve, Kim, Bruce, Jimmy, Mayes etc. Got the money. I hear he was lied about, impersonated etc. too. I hear theygot money other ways to.

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I have had absolutely horrible experiences with Xlibris, LLC and strongly recommend anyone not to use them. They have put me off, will not return my phone calls, and have produced less than quality work. Their marketing department is a money pit. They call authors and try to hook them into thousands of dollars worth of "marketing services" which are of dubious value. It is very telling that several Xlibris, LLC employees assigned to help with my... Read more

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SO I AM NEW TO THIS AND TRIED GOOGLING ON HOW TO START GETTING OUT THERE WITH TRYING TO PUBLISH A PIECE I''VE BEEN WORKING ON THAT;S NOT YET FINISHED. A GUY NAMED JAMES NEAL CONTACTED ME TODAY AND IT SOUNDED TOO GOOD TO BE TRUE, SO I WANTED TO WAIT UNTIL I GOT HOME TO DO SOME RESEARCH AND SPEAK WITH MY SPOUSE ON IF I SHOULD GO AHEAD AND PURCHASE THE PACKAGE. NOW THAT I'VE SEEN THE REVIEWS, THE GUY THAT I SPOKE WITH WAS TRYING HIS HARDEST TO... Read more

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I foolishly purchased a marketing plan from Xlibris for £2200. After they started marketing the wrong book I cancelled the marketing package. After 4 months I am still waiting for a refund. Do not publish with this company. I need to put in 100 words but I am being careful not to libel this publisher. I say publisher, some may disagree, collection of salespersons would be more accurate. This company is an offshoot of penguin books so I wonder... Read more

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