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Won't take me off mailing list | Xlibris review

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Ive unsubscribe so many times,even sent personal email so many time to get them to stop emailing. NOTHING has worked. Isnt it when you unsubscribe you should get anymore emails well not with dean he keeps sending me emails. So please dont go with these guys they are a scam and I wouldn't trust as far as I can throw them.
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#1644761 Review #1644761 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Customer Care
Pros
  • Ripp off
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Preferred solution
Take me off the mailing list
Tags
  • xlbris scam

DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!!!!!!! | Xlibris review

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Xlibris kept trying to get me to spend lots of money on book tour packages and more. Yet in the eight years since they published my book I have yet to receive a single royalty check. They butchered the story by editing it after I agreed it was ready for publishing. They only want me to spend more money for their profit and again, in eight years, not one penny in royalties. DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY!
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#1642436 Review #1642436 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Cons
  • Help with your account
  • I was being scammed
  • Lack of help and information
Reason of review
Problems with payment
Loss
$600
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • misleading business practices
  • Xlibris- Complaint

Royalties | Xlibris review

Don't complain about royalties if you don't have a marketing platform for your book. Book sales will take a while to build it's momentum and if you don't have any publicity, advertising or marketing then expect to have SLOW TO NO SALES. That is how self-publishing works! Cmon people! research before you complain! YOUR BOOK WILL NOT SELL ITSELF MAGICALLY ONLINE!
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Zaraya
#1784193

For You 15 years on Amazon and Barnes&Noble is not enough time or what?

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#1642107 Review #1642107 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Help in getting book published
Reason of review
Exactly as described/ advertised
1.0
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Originally I contacted a site that offered to put people in contact with publishers that would most likely publish a particular work. It was misleading from the start as it was just Xlibris doing the publishing. I had filled out a form with my phone number on it. A few...
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#1642011 Review #1642011 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Cons
  • Lied and scammed to get monies from me
Reason of review
Poor customer service
Loss
$710
Preferred solution
Full refund

Bad publisher | Xlibris review

1.8
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Over one thousand dollars to publish my book "Peas in the garden" and I've recieved less than one dollar in royalties in over ten years.
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#1641559 Review #1641559 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Books i was sent were of decent quality
Cons
  • No royalties
  • Too expensive to print
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$5000
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Xlibris Avoid
They have my book and money and I would like to be a part of a class action suit. Anyone contact me at Artbymarilyn@gmail.com please. The promises and lies need to see justice.
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Alaiza
#1738316

Well I must agree I spent $17000 self publishing with Xilibris and have not sold a single book through them in 12 months. The biggest problem is their prices and the fact that wholesale buyers know it is more than double what it should be.

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#1606147 Review #1606147 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality

Nine years and no royalties | Xlibris review

I published "The Colors Of our family Quilt" 9 years ago and have not got one red cent in royalties yet. I see my book new and used being sold all over the web. I haven't got as much as a royalty report from them. I am at my end. there has to be a law!
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Zarahi
#1765199

This is what happened to me. It has been 10 years.

Friends and people all over the world have told me they purchased my book and I have not gotten one check.

I tried to go to another publishing company. I went through the process and they would not release my book.

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#1594119 Review #1594119 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Getting the book published
Cons
  • Harassment for constant services and investments
  • Act so kind but they are laughing in your face
  • You will not get your royalties
Reason of review
No Royalties
Preferred solution
give me my royalties, I know books were sold
Tags
  • Xlibris Avoid

Theft | Xlibris review from Saint Paul, Minnesota

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I hate the company itself and everyone who contributes to this lie! Every time they call it’s to ask for more money for their overpriced publishing campaigns that don’t work! Dig *** and bury your money because it’s dead.
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#1589958 Review #1589958 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Reason of review
Not as described/ advertised
Loss
$16
Preferred solution
Let the company propose a solution

Subliminal Exploration | Xlibris review from Lagos, Lagos

I can vouch for Xlibris that your book will published, but you are hooking on to mirage in respect of expected royalties. A trial is needed to confirm this
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#1573736 Review #1573736 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Reason of review
Bad quality
I saw on Facebook their ad about publishing your book. Sent for information, but what I was receiving was constant messages and voicemails. Left message will call them, they still called. So finally called, their information via email/phone sounded reasonable....
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Anonymous
#1714882

I am Glad i read this i have started receiving those phone calls from them and was instantly suspicious. I told them i want be publishing through them as their behaviour proved untrustworthy.

Than i googled them to see what others thought. You should always check them out first.

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#1572470 Review #1572470 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Customer Care
Reason of review
Poor customer service