I finally finished my heart's work. I wrote a book. I had worked the projects for many years and put them all on paper. It was a good book that I was proud of. The name of the book was MINE.
The dumbest thing I have ever done in my life was to have the book published with XLIBRIS.
Yes, it cost me to have it published....but the economy is so bad that regular publishing companies won't even accept a first time author.
The book is in 9 countries, printed in different languages. The book has been referenced to on Ehow.com. Friends have bought the book, but there is no record of it. I cannot prove it is being sold.
They told me they were based in Indiana...and they must have a P.O. Box there, because the REAL company of crooks is in the Phillipines.
I worked hard. I researched, gathered my info, wrote and rewrote for over a year. It was MINE.
I hold the copyright. Big deal. I wrote a revision, bigger and better. I kept the name because it was MINE. I went with a different company and was told I could have XLIBRIS take my book offline and stop printing it. I found a different publishing company, added my 200 pages of additions and had MY book reprinted.
XLIBRIS will not take it offline. I wrote a letter, signed it and went ahead with my new publisher. I have yet to hear from them, no answer, no taking the book offline. When you pull it up, you see both books, many times. The only differnce is the cover. For a "loser" book, they are sure holding onto it.
My new book cannot be put out there like I would like. The old one is there....it's everywhere. So, I am losing money, the new publisher is losing money, but I bet XLIBRIS is not.
DO NOT SEND XLIBRIS YOUR HARD WORK. THEY WILL CHEAT YOU AND IT DOES NOPT BOTHER THEM A BIT TO DO SO. THEY ARE CROOKS. CHECK ONLINE AND FIND REMARKS OTHER PEOPLE ARE MAKING. THERE ARE ALOT OF US OUT THERE.
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