It’s A Scam

It’s A Scam

It’s A Scam

Posted on 03/18/2019 Evan Swensen
It’s A Scam

As a writer and author you may receive an email from Author Solutions reading something like this:

Dear Author:

We recently had mail addressed to you returned to us by the U.S. Postal Service as undeliverable. In order for us to forward future mail such as tax forms, royalty checks, etc. to you, we need your current mailing address.

The email then asks for your contact information and ends by telling you that your royalty check is on hold until your information is received.

For your own satisfaction and information I strongly suggest you do a Google search using the words, Author Solutions Scam.

For authors and writers who may not know, Author Solutions is the parent company of AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford Publishing, Xlibris, Palibrio, and Booktango.

If there is any doubt in your mind about the integrity of Author Solutions then, also do a Google search using the above company names followed by Scam.

From an article in The Independent Publishing Magazine we read,

“This article will shed some light on a company that is dogged by controversy involving the deceit of authors. The company at the centre of the on-going controversy is Author Solutions along with its US imprints, AuthorHouse, Xlibris, iUniverse and Trafford and several more. 

“So you don’t recognise the names above? Author Solutions also has partnerships with well-known US publishers which include Archway Publishing (with Simon & Schuster), Balboa Press (with Hay House), LifeRich Publishing (with The Reader’s Digest Association), and WestBow Press (with Thomas Nelson & Zondervan).

“If you reside outside the US, also be aware that Author Solutions has extended its international reach by forming partnerships abroad which have resulted in companies such Balboa Press AU, Partridge Africa, Partridge India, Partridge Singapore and megustaescribir (targeting Spanish authors).”

Publishing scammers are not limited to the companies mentioned here.

Before you become involved or pay any money just take a moment and do a Google search using the company name followed by Scam.

This goes for publishers, agents, printers, copy editors, and reviewers—anyone involved in publishing, marketing, and selling books or offering services to authors.

If you have any question about this warning, kindly contact me and let’s talk.

2 thoughts on “It’s A Scam”
  • XLIBRIS Marketing Rep Gerome Gates deceived me and another man. He also deceived Author Solutions about his email too me on Oct. 17, 2019 an email that is legal and binding according to my attorney. Matthew Martinez from Author Solutions is trying to set up a WWW DONATE BUTTON for Mr. Terry Jones the Kitchen Manager at Safe and Sound Homelessness Initiative, feeding the hungry, homeless. Mr. Gates promised to pay for Mr. Jones WWW site to make it more compelling on a Facebook Caruosel Ad. J don’t want my book Project ID 761565 to be sold on SOCIAL MEDIA without Me. Terry Jones WWW PAGE. Mr. Gerome Gates is a dishonest man and my attorney has cautioned me that he is in LEGAL BREACH of two promises. Mr. Martinez is working with the the dishonest Mr. Gates supervisors. Mr. Gates tried to CON ME AGAIN ON DEC. 04, 2019. I AM HAVING A COUPLE OF REPORTERS POST MR. GATES EMAIL TOOME ON OCTOBER 17,2019 ON THE FRKNT PAGE TOO SHOW TO THE WORLD MR. JEROME GATES*S SCAM AND LIES.YOU DONT GET TO WALK AWAY MR. GATES I WILL SUE IF THIS IS NOT FULFILLED AND I WILL LEGALLY WIN YOU CROOK MR. GATES.

    • For many years we have warned and forewarned authors about scams. Just type Xlibris Scam into Goggle and you’ll learn quickly about this company. No matter what business you’re thinking of working with—first go to Goggle, type in the name of the company, followed by the word scam, and you’ll soon discover if the company has a good record or bad.

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