1.0
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Author's run and hide from this company Xlibris!!!!. I had my first book published in June 2019. I had over 86,000 thumbs up on social media. Only receive a royalty check for 29.00 dollars.... It is true that Publisher consultants are missing in action after your book...
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#1727750 Review #1727750 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Cons
  • Always asking for more money
Reason of review
Bad quality

Do not accept them as your self publisher | Xlibris in Brisbane, Queensland

1.0
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I have posted back in September 2019. Not 1 cent in royalties as it shows I haven't sold a book in 5 years. So maybe I haven't sold any through their bookstores. When I look back on the way they handled my books publishing process I should have realised how third rate the suggested cover (not used), editing ( or more so lack of it) and the initial cost ( around the $4000/5000aud mark) for work that I ended up doing myself). Sad that so many have been hurt by this company. Count me in lumarie59@bigpond.com . NEWBIES Please check out and believe in the reviews before entering into any contract.
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#1720383 Review #1720383 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
2.3
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I had them publish a beautiful book of poetry and did an anthology to add great poems to my work. It was published by X-Libris and spent around $13,000 and they say they have not sold enough to equal $25 in Royalties. Others have said they have seen my book online and...
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#1715371 Review #1715371 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Zip
  • Published book
Cons
  • Do not use xlibris
  • Little return for investment
  • Need to be sued now
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$12000
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • bad sales
  • Refund
  • Xlibris - Deception
3.1
Details

Update by user Nov 22, 2019

My net loss was at least $10,500

Original review posted by user Nov 22, 2019

Why I would never use Xlibris Again. My name is Rev. Dr. Duane A Martin. I have published a work of poetry with Xlibris to promote it and have been disappointed to the point of disgust. I believed that I was working with a good self-publishing company that would...
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#1714211 Review #1714211 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Customer service and quality of book cove print
  • That i became an author
  • Published book
Cons
  • Xlibris copy editors are incompetent
  • Marketing
  • Being mislead
Reason of review
Pricing issue
Loss
$11
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Xlibris managers
  • bad sales

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

They only refunded me $150.00 of the $375.00 that i sent them, the issue has not been resolve they still owe me $225.00 If the knew they were not at fault, they wouldn't send $150.00 as my total refund...it's robbery and the last time i check, Robbery is against the law.
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#1678292 Review #1678292 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Reason of review
Return, Exchange or Cancellation Policy
Loss
$225
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • fake vanity publishing

TERRIBLE! Do not pay them to edit...!!! | Xlibris

1.0
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My husband wrote a book...a great book! Paid Xlibris to to edit and market the book - thousands of dollars. They used a program that changed the words to incorrect words... And didn’t punctuate, or use the correct tense. We are pulling the book! And are starting over. Shameful!
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#1676456 Review #1676456 is a subjective opinion of poster.
Service
Xlibris Publishing Service
Pros
  • Ripp off
Cons
  • Are scammers -- this review is a general warning
Reason of review
Bad quality
Loss
$10500
Preferred solution
Full refund
Tags
  • Xlibris managers
  • self publishing scam
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

1.0
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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

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