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WORST NIGHTMARE | Xlibris review

1.0
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This company is horrible, the suck at editing! They still couldn't get it right. I tried to cancel many times and they refused. The sent me someone else's book to review. They didn't even read my book! The cover had NOTHING to do with my book. Again tried to cancel in writing! No avail!!! Books are dreams and this company is a nightmare! I give this company a 0 star rating! 1 star is giving them to much underserved credit!!!
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Anonymous
#1761912

It's unfortunate that such a company as Xlibris is permitted to continue existing in USA in spite of all the cries of various authors. It really soils and rubbished National Integrity.

Anonymous
#1759444

Never go with this company!!!! Shut them down! Refund everyone's money!!!!

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#1675397 Review #1675397 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Book Editing Service
Cons
  • Deception
  • It is a total scam
  • Value for money
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$5
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • liars
  • purchase price
  • Xlibris - Deceptive
  • Xlibris Unprofessional
  • Investment Without Return

They never paid me and kept charging me money and got my book all over seas and in Walmart without my permission | Xlibris review from La Vista, Nebraska

Never got paid name of my book is called the pain wouldn't never heal by april graves and they played me very very bad
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#1667472 Review #1667472 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Everything was fine, until the movie offer. A production company 'called' 5 more minutes' was interested in my book and was asking for my asking price to purchase the rights for a period of time. This is the only production company on their site, but it can not be...
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#1666623 Review #1666623 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Cover looked nice
  • Got good deals
Cons
  • Fake movie production company
  • Always asking for more money
  • Value for money
Reason of review
Unknown Movie producation company
Loss
$4000
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Xlibris managers
  • scam publishing
  • Self Publishing Services

I was mislead by Xlibris and this ruined my life.

I was mislead by Xlibris and this ruined my life.
When I decided to publish my book A Bed of Stinging Nettles, I was 76 years old. I didn't know anything about publishing. I wanted this book to be published to help people who were abused. The advertisement from Xlibris sounded fantastic and I paid a lot of money for them to set my book. Unfortunately, it was full of mistakes, English is my second language. I trusted them to have the best service but it wasn't like that; all they wanted was more money. Now I still see my book sold on the web by different companies; however, I was never paid any royalties by Xlibris. Stress ruined my life as I had exposed family secrets. I went them to pay me my royalties and some compensation for the AD$3.500 it cost me for a service that wasn't up to expectation.
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#1658105 Review #1658105 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Reason of review
Not paying royalties
Loss
$10000
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

11 months not published illustrations still sub standard | Xlibris review

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I have spent hours sending illustrations for reference, still all drawings are inconsistent pedestrian illustrations and sizes. it’s not the same artist who is doing drawings so they’re all different even children could see this, basically if my book was eventually published it definitely wouldn’t sell it’s sub standard at present I’ve spent my money no result and lots of work so upsetting I have people asking when is my booking being released I’d be embarrassed the way it is at present what can I do? I work in the film industry I know about illustrations I’m Embarrassed with what Xlibris have provided I couldn’t let it go like it is
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Dr D
#1781378

I lost $13,000 and feel like such a sucker. They milked me for as much money as they could and still try to sell me more campaigns.

Everything is bigger and better in their eyes or their fraudulent attempt to rip people off. I am so sorry that you were suckered in like myself and you are right. It was my dream that they turned into a nightmare. Rev.

Dr. Duane A Martin DD

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#1656070 Review #1656070 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Good sales people
Cons
  • Bad illustrations no continuity basically worrying
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$4
Preferred solution
Get the illustrations done properly and publish my book as stated in my vontract
Tags
  • self publishing scam
I was so excited to publish my book with this company as I would get what I always wished for is to help women and youth. Everything seemed to go well until I received the results from evaluation and I was told there was a problem on two parts as it is in negativate...
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#1652652 Review #1652652 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service

Refund This company has fraudently took my money with no intentions of providing the service i retained them for...I requested a refund nunerous of times and they have yet to send me my funds . | Xlibris review

1.0
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I was mislead by this company they wanted me to change the characters names due to copy right permission from each individual...I did change the names to hide their identities...then they wanted me to rewrite my book in a third person.I told them on the 3rd day to refund my money payment of $375.00, they said they would after numerous request, I've yet to recieve my money.
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#1652441 Review #1652441 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Cons
  • Trickery business
  • Deception and avoidance of me
  • Unresponsive to customer needs after they got your money
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$375
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Xlibris - Deceptive
1.4
Details
I have heard reviews by folks who could not form a sentence properly. But to real authors, and honest authors, they are crooks and do NOT waste your money. They claim that in eight years that not one copy of my book has sold and they can prove it. I have seven friends...
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#1649494 Review #1649494 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Cons
  • Harassment for constant services and investments
  • Being mislead
  • Being scammed
Reason of review
all of the above,
Loss
$600
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • No Royalties
  • xlibris terrible service
  • Xlibris - Deception
  • Xlibris Unprofessional

About. My. Book. Sales. And. Royalties | Xlibris review

They make it difficult to communicate with them,
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#1646570 Review #1646570 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Customer Care
Cons
  • Poor communication
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

I tried to Close the contract with this Company because I suspect that they are crook, | Xlibris review

Hi, muy name is Cesar Quinones Ricourt I signed a contract with Xlibris 2010, they make so much promise and I invested almost $ 2000.00 they at one point send me a check for 4.00 but I never heard from them since. I try to close the contract with them and I send about four e-mail to different department but they apparently ignore me. I like to know how I get them respond to my request and get it done. I don't want to deal with this company any more
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#1646543 Review #1646543 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Customer Care
Cons
  • Trickery business
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution
Tags
  • Xlibris - Deception