Trice L Rod

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Published my book

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YEAH I HAD MY BOOK PUBLISHED BY THEM TOO AND AS A EXCITED NEW AUTHOR I HAVE TO SAY IT WAS A DISAPPOINTING EXPERIENCE THE FIRST DISAPPOINTMENT WAS THE COVER EVERYTHING CAME OUT BEAUTIFUL EXCEPT MY COVER IT WAS BLURRY AND LOOKED CHEAP AND THEN A I FINALLY READ THE REVISED COPY IT WAS MORE INCORRECTION THEY WHEN I REVISED IT AND INSTEAD OF THEM USING ONE OF MY MAIN CHARACTERS THEY NAME HER SHE EVERYTIME I MENTIONED HER NOW ITS SHE SO ILL HAVE TO SAY YEA XLIBRIS MOST DEFINITELY WAS A DISAPPOINTMENT BUT I STILL RECEIVED GOOD REVIEWS IF YOU GET A CHANCE CHECK IT OUT (PO BOY LIVE) BY ME TRICE LOTT
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Loss:
$2000
Cons:
  • Unprofessional service

Preferred solution: Apology

Akiva Ywx

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| map-marker Atlanta, Georgia

ALL OF US AUTHORS NEED "1" Law Firm to bring A CLASS ACTION LAWSUIT AGAINST XLIBRIS/AUTHOR HOUSE & AFFILIATES (ANY TAKERS)??

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1mlove@***k com . Allegedly, Xlibris & Affiliates, involved in ripping me off -- starting with my custom artwork (my original book printed with semi/semi-final artwork drafts.) I "never" received my finished signed-off custom art which "I concepted" and worked with animator. Money $$$$ missing too!
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User's recommendation: You will NEVER see a dime!! Attorney pls bring suit for us! Thx.

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I’m down

Anonymous
map-marker Dyersburg, Tennessee

Loss Revenues and 0ver 1,000.00 $

I Wrote A Book...A Book Of Love Of Sadness And Breakthrough. It was a poetry book.

They Never Put My Poems In My Book. They were so rude to me. It was the worst experience that I ever encountered and experience. My Publishing Consultant quit taking my phone calls.

I recommend that nobody ever use this company if you want U want your money taken, then this is the company that you use. If they take money from older people and not make with them. Then you know this is the wrong company to use. Never Use this Company.

{JESUS} Said, if you do it to the least of them, You do it to Me. Matthew 25:40..

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User's recommendation: Run And Run From this Company. Look at My Book by Andrew Ivory. They left all of my pages blank. They even messed up my pictures. How can you get published a picture of two White lady that's blacker than I?

Ryan D Yhh

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These People Won't Leave Me Alone

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I published a book with in 2013. The did a decent job making it look the way I wanted.

However, what pissed me off is that they relentlessly called me for years afterward trying to push marketing packages I was not interested in. This continued even after I told them I was not interested and asked them to remove me from the list. At some point they must have gave out or sold my information because I now get calls from several different publishers trying to push similar marketing packages.

I even get scammers posing as major publishers trying to cheat me out of money over this book. These business practices are reprehensible, and I would never work with this company again.

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Pros:
  • Product came out as intended
Cons:
  • Relentless marketing calls
  • Scams
  • Unethical business practices

Preferred solution: I would like for them to stop calling me and to stop giving my information out to other companies and scammers.

User's recommendation: Avoid These Scammers

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Guest

Same with me I published my first book with them and I was coerced into purchasing a marketing package costing me over $12k with zero dividend every book I sold was from my own marketing word to mouth from friend and family . They use different affiliates companies trying to have me buy more marketing packaging deal I almost fail for it at first then I realized it was just them .

All them sound foreign with American names .

It will be Jack Brown Ora Emily Robert’s with a Filipino accent they are scammer . They overpriced my book and priced me out of the market they really *** up

Rosetta C Tbq
map-marker Charlotte, North Carolina

Question about my already published books

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Continue to be PLEASED with XLIBRIS services and quality assurance in my book: BREAKING THROUGH THE SHADOWS!
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User's recommendation: Always good! Heather Carter is an EXCELLENT EMPLOYEE and

Anonymous
map-marker Auckland, Auckland

They stole $10,000 from my elderly relative.

First Xlibris stole from my elderly relative and then Baoboa Press. They NEVER even so much as printed out the book for him. They are complete *** with no morals whatsoever. Never ever ever use any Author Solutions based company and never ever pay a company you aren't a writer if you do this. You are a wannabe about to get scammed. Author Solutions bought up all these companies to pull the scam and there are rumours that they are backed by the Mafia, that's why they are so filthy rich and untouchable when all they do is scam.
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User's recommendation: You don't pay to be a writer you get paid or you give up.

Kortney Nur
map-marker Seal Beach, California

After I paid for publishing , I never heard from you again

No one contacted me from Xlibris after I paid for publication of my childrens book And they did nothing about book
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User's recommendation: So not use Xlibris

Katina M Vbl

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My published book

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Xlibris - My published book
I gave them my third children's book Ms Paperbottom to publish and sell on different platforms and I only received 1$ and 15$ check that I couldn't cash since 2019
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Loss:
$2
Cons:
  • Fast production

Preferred solution: Full refund

User's recommendation: Don't do it please

Chris H Lgc

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Horrific experience

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I had attempted to have my book published and thing seemed to go well for the first week or so, but then they started to communicate less with me. I had raised the concern with them and they just said they are busy with multiple other clients. I looked into the company with the Better Business Bureau. When I voiced my concern from what I had read my agent from the company became aggressively and insulting. They ignore my request for a refund
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Loss:
$605
Cons:
  • Lack of individual attention

Preferred solution: Full refund

Toshua Jcb

They are an evil scam

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They scammed my grandpa for $10,000 and didn't even give him one copy of his because he couldn't figure out how to send iit but they were quite happy to steal $10,000 off a grandpa in the early stages of Alzheimiers and got mean with me when I told them he;'d been diagnosed and they should pay him back since they did nothing for him. They kept lying to him "the cheque is in the mail" oldest line in the book then they blocked his number and mine, They are heartless evil theves and on top of that this is a huge huge coporatoon with many other names like Author Solutions to keep scamming under and the RUMOR is that they launder money for the Mafia

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Loss:
$10000
Cons:
  • Scammers

Preferred solution: Full refund

User's recommendation: Total scam STAY AWAY

Cora Eil

Crap service

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I published a book through xlibris 2 years ago. I have not received any royalties, they are expecting me to put my book out there I now have over 500 copies that I can't sell to anyone because it was supposed to be their job.

In total I have wasted $60,000 and they are still ringing trying to get money.

I am now in debt because they kept saying this package will guarantee sales for your book and I was gullible to believe them. The main thing I am pissed about is I am in Australia so they are refusing to give me royalties because I don't have an American bank account which they should have mentioned (also for a fact they were able to take my money so why doesn't it work reversed)

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Cons:
  • Price
  • Not receiving royalties
  • Customer service

Preferred solution: Full refund

User's recommendation: SCAMMERS

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Toshua Jcb

60,000 on these professional criminals, I'm so sorry. Rumour is they have ties to the mafia

Anonymous
map-marker Lakewood, Washington

Royalties

Yes, I had somebody check on why I have not received any royalties on my book that I wrote camp TPICAPINECONE with an author name of Mickey Lee somebody sent me something as to how much I had coming in the books that I sold Could you resend that and who paid it to me please and a telephone number so I can contact them because nobody deposited any money into my bank account my phone number is 253-880-**** Murdoch mike@***.com is my email please resend any information you have as to any royalties that were told to you that went through my bank Thank you.
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Toshua Jcb

So sorry.

Toshua Jcb
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So sorry that they scammed you.

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angela s Xtq

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SCAMMERS

I published with Xlibris in 2017. They have sent very few royalty cheques that I don't CASH. I noticed my book is on sale on 19 different web sites. Xlibris Publishing are keeping the royalties. AUTHOR Wren Louis in Canada. Is there ANY LEGAL RECOURSE. My facebook AD carousel also on a www. page included as a gift from Gerome Gates was not up and running for the year!
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Loss:
$1500
Pros:
  • Nice book cover
Cons:
  • Lousy copyediting no royalties

Preferred solution: Apology

User's recommendation: INVESTIGATE THIS COMPANY!!!

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Toshua Jcb

So sorry that they scammed you.

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My name is Wren Louis (author) still being ripped off by Xlibris. I want my $1500. You are STEALING MY ROYALTIES!

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P.P.S. I don't cash their *** cheques but l pay the I.R.S.

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Anonymous
map-marker Brisbane, Queensland

Regert big time!

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They will betray your personal information! I published my work with them in 2015 until today 2022 I am still getting all these media marketing calls almost everyday, that tried to rip thousands from me. Worst decision I ever made! Stay away!
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User's recommendation: Not with this company

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Toshua Jcb

So sorry that they scammed you.

Cynthia G Dpe

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| map-marker Corona, California

Illegal sales of my books

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Updated by user Aug 01, 2022

My issue with Xlibris isn't resolved. They have no intention of giving me the royalty money they owe me.

Original review Jun 29, 2022
In 2020 I published two books with Xlibris. In January of 2022 I legally severed all ties with them. This is because they refused to pay me my royalties. Xlibris signed a legal document that they would take my books off the market. They are still selling on Amazon, e-campus and with other venders. I've re-published my books on Amazon. Xlibris is competing against me with my own books ! They are selling at 1/4 my asking price and getting away with it. I have no control over this to spite the legal document they signed. These people need to be in prison, not the publishing business !
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Cons:
  • Harassment for constant services and investments
  • Dishonest business practices
  • No good

Preferred solution: My books pulled off the market and my royalties that they owe me.

User's recommendation: Stay away from this company ! They are hard core criminals !

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Rashan Aoj

Omg really! I was about to start looking into republishing my book and getting them to sign to remove my books! Thanks for the heads up

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Anonymous
map-marker Saint Louis, Missouri

I have been scammed & hurt & they stole a lot of money from me! How do I get in on the class action lawsuit?

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Published my book,I paid hundreds for 2 book festivals! In 10 months my royalties are $29!! They got the majority of the money!
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User's recommendation: Do NOT go with Xlibris!

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