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Authors share their experiences self-publishing with iUniverse.

See what authors have to say about self-publishing with iUniverse. To learn more about whether iUniverse is right for you and your book, talk to a publishing consultant at 1-800-AUTHORS (288-4677).

Sandra Scheller | Try to Remember – Never Forget

“As a new author you can imagine how positively overwhelmed I am by the beautiful results received from the team at iUniverse. Its felt as though I had a full staff at my fingertips guiding me through the process from start to finish. I learned so much about the things that scared me the most such as editing, proofreading and designing. They listened to my exact needs in order to complete the book. My iUniverse team is helping me with a plan for promoting the book along with using the Author Learning Center, which is excellent as well. As I get all my “ducks in a row” my marketing team continues to guide me with new steps and techniques that are priceless. FEAR NOT!”

Scott D. Fenner | Dreux Club Blues

“I was fortunate enough to work with several folks who were very supportive. They seemed to be as excited as I was about the project. They were always there to help me and explain the details so a novice like myself could understand."

Tammy Spears | Flutter of an Eye

“My favorite part of the Publishing experience with iUniverse was the excitement and encouragement that was given to me from the very beginning that I had what it takes to be an Author and Poet, which was carried throughout the entire Publishing process. iUniverse was always willing to offer their expert advice when I needed direction on which route to take when in question.”

Delva M. Harvey Baker | Maryland, My Maryland

“I love the idea that iUniverse believed that someone other than me would think my stories are worth reading. They believed in me."

Kelly Rose Saccone | Gift of Dreams

“I really enjoyed the process of seeing the cover I chose, as well seeing how the chapters would look. The whole process was exciting and a great learning experience.”

M.D. Smith | In The Spirit: Poems of My Thoughts

“I thoroughly appreciated the personalized & professional service that iUniverse provided to ensure an enjoyable experience."

Stan Cowie | Brothers

“My biggest moment, without a doubt, was when iUniverse sent me the first copy for approval and the wrapper came off and I held it in my hand, the finished product.”

Wayne E. Beyea | The Treasure of Valcour Island

“I appreciate the professionalism and friendliness of the employees of iUniverse. They have been easy to work with."

Perry D. Defiore | The Paraponera

“My best experience with iUniverse has to be the people I worked with. Most companies offer the same or similar deals, and traditional publishers want to change your book. The people at iUniverse have always been professional, understanding, respectful of my work, and helpful.”

Monet Hall | Finding Grace

“iUniverse really helped me to polish my story and fine-tune without losing my voice. They made my story digestible, accessible, and enticing."

C.L. Sherman | Ocean Depths: A Time

“The clearly defined stages of publishing are what I liked best about the process with iUniverse.”

M.L. Shafer | The House on Crooked Pond: A Cape Cod Family Saga

“My favorite part of my publishing experience with iUniverse was working with the consultants. They were easy to contact, and willing and able to answer my questions in a timely and professional manner."

Tom Guzick | The Red Room

“iUniverse did an outstanding job with every step of the publishing process. I plan on using iUniverse with my next book.”

Dale Rominger | The Girl in the Silver Mask

“I guess what I appreciate about iUniverse is the policy of calling writers on the phone to discuss the various stages of the publishing process. I also value the challenge of seeking Editor’s Choice and Rising Star. White Marble and Silver Mask are better books because I went for, and reached, both those goals."

Monique Donyale | Forgotten Pieces: A Life Skills Guide for Teens and Young Adults

“The consultants at iUniverse were knowledgeable, patient and caring about having my book ready for release in a timely fashion. iUniverse kept in close contact with me to finish the book even after I had fully paid for the services. That showed me that it wasn’t just about the money but iUniverse really wanted me to succeed and finish the book. Again I thank iUniverse for your dedication to my project.”

Ken Patterson | The Extraterrestrials! In an Adventure with the American Army

“My favorite part of the iUniverse publishing experience was overseeing The Extraterrestrials! design. To actually see something innately mine manifest itself into its physical birth, with a face, so to speak, and a body, was worth every penny."

Barbara Erlichman | The Judas Hoard (also, One of a Kind and Yesterday’s Enemy)

“My favorite part of my iUniverse experience was being in charge. With “traditional” publishers, there’s always the chance of your contract being withdrawn if you don’t follow their suggestions. With the iUniverse team, I always felt that I had everyone’s support and doing what made me comfortable was the most important thing.”

Joseph Dorris | Salmon River Kid

“I’ve published all of my books through iUniverse. I appreciate being able to select the services I want, especially those services for which I don’t have time or the expertise. I especially like their initial manuscript evaluation. I’ve also had great editors. The over-all product quality makes it worth it. Of course, the greatest feeling is having the final published book in my hands."

Jay Hume | The Crowned Rose

“My favorite part of the process was seeing the final proofs and knowing it was going to be published. The best part of iUniverse is the staff that helped me make it all possible. Everyone I dealt with in the company was very friendly and always had a wealth of knowledge to share.”

Gail Logan | The Serpent’s Last Secret

“Of course I would recommend iUniverse to other authors wanting to publish a book. Quite honestly, iUniverse services are great."

Ari Joshua Bouse | Something to Chew On

“I really appreciate iUniverse’s attention to detail, critical eye, and help in developing my writing.”

Farrah M. Walters | Poetic Parenting

“My favorite part of the self-publishing process was the feeling of control and autonomy I had over my work. I also greatly appreciated the support and the attention to detail from customer service members that took my project seriously."

John Syriaco | My Life as a Surgeon

“I was lucky to find iUniverse to take care of my book and publish it. The best part of iUniverse was the continuous follow up of the professional persons who kept calling me and advising me to do this or that. I liked it. I will stick to iUniverse for the coming books I will write.”

Margerete Cassalina | See You at Sunset

“The one-on-one attention throughout the editing process while maintaining autonomy over my manuscript. As much as I wanted a quality product, so did each person I was in contact with."

Al Cadondon | The Young Sailor

“I learned writing my book through iUniverse’s editorial evaluation. It was a challenge that kept me working hard to come up with good results as needed in publishing a book. I love iUniverse’s editorial and design services.
iUniverse made my dream of being a publish author realized… iUniverse made it happen.”

Diaka Silaty Conde | The Sexy Ladies’ Culinary Secret

“My favorite part of my publishing experience with iUniverse has been their good work on my book and the kindness and patience of the staff."

Kenneth R. Trout | Navy Crash Crew

“My favorite part of this experience was to actually have my book published. Along the way I was assisted by iUniverse. With their help I improved my skills and feel this was almost as good as a college education. During this time I found that I had to accept the constructive criticism and use it as a building block to improve and grow.”

Robin Jones | Letter from Santa Claus

“If you are in a quandary about whether to publish or not, then I suggest you get in contact with iUniverse as a first step to your adventure."

Vincent di Blasi | Creating Cassandra

“This is easy. I thank iUniverse for the opportunity to do what I so want to do. There is great irony today in that while the traditional houses are making it more and more difficult for new authors to publish, those who truly want to write and publish can and will thanks to companies like iUniverse.”

Tyler Sizelove | The Leaching

“iUniverse made it very easy for me to understand the whole publishing and editorial process. As a first time official writer I was skeptical of the whole thing, but they gave me confidence that my story could work out. I was quite impressed with the editors who picked up my slack when it comes to grammar, and essentially sharpened up the flow of the words."

Brian M. Rossiter | The Death Myth

“My favorite part about publishing with iUniverse was seeing the cover come to life. I knew what the contents of the book would be, but I did not know how the exterior would look. I was extremely impressed at how they were able to make a cover that perfectly matched what I had described to them. Additionally, the continued, systematic contact and attention they paid me was refreshing. They certainly exceeded my expectations.”

Frank Catanzano | Prey to the Lord

“iUniverse made it very easy for me to understand the whole publishing and editorial process. As a first time official writer I was skeptical of the whole thing, but they gave me confidence that my story could work out. I was quite impressed with the editors who picked up my slack when it comes to grammar, and essentially sharpened up the flow of the words."

Janice L. Santos | Still Rising

“My overall experience has been amazing! Everyone with whom I interacted at iUniverse was professional and courteous at all times! Without their support, guidance and explanations, this book would not have become a reality!You are doing a fantastic job. I can't think of what more you can do. I appreciated the warm personal touch that was a part of any communication I received.”

Foluke Joyce Omosule | Behind the Glass Door

“My publishing consultant was exceptional with her approach. She listened very carefully and responded with respect and understanding. In fact, I had signed up my second book -- my whole experience was marvelous!"

Russ Otter | Swimming in Cosmic Soup

“The editor was detailed and comprehensive, and took the time to make suggestions about what might be removed or clarified. I didn't always agree, but that assistance was very insightful and helpful."

Owen Staples | Life is Conscious

“I published two books back-to-back within a few months with iUniverse. I was very satisfied with the experience: it was timely, professional, helpful and fun!”

Read more of what authors are saying about iUniverse.

Audrey Atherley | Cymbals of Tree Rings

“You are doing a fantastic job. I can't think of what more you can do. I appreciated the warm personal touch that was a part of any communication I received.”

Ventana | Rise, Rise, Dark Horses of American Noir

“The Rising Star Board worked hard to make the book cover as good as can be.”

Sharon O'Shea | Blue Butterflies

“I think iUniverse did a great job on my latest book. I'm happy; so happy, in fact, I might refer a friend.”

John McCarthy | Exposed

“Everyone was polite, enthusiastic, informative, and very helpful. They were very patient with my ignorance in this whole experience. I will definitely use iUniverse again.”

Ray Melnik | Eyes in this World

“They listened to what I wanted for my book and worked with me to get it right.”

Simone Epperson | The Cult Experience That Changed My Life

“I really liked the services that I received through iUniverse. I am in the process of writing another book and since I have gone through the process, I know exactly what to do next.”

Sigamoney Manicka Naicker | Long-Distance Running: Calming the Mind and Creating the Conditions for Happiness

“I have never met such a group of professionals before. They were all truly wonderful people who were sincere and committed to helping and supporting me. It is for this reason that I mentioned the iUniverse staff in the acknowledgement section of the book.”

Tantra Maat | The Language of Creation

“We were all blown out of our minds at how efficient, professional, thorough, clear and generous you were. I felt like I mattered.”

Alexandria Johnson | A Dream Realized

“I've enjoyed the entire publishing process through iUniverse. I'm anxiously awaiting the start of my second book.”

Christopher O'Hanlon | Changing Gears

“The entire process was a positive learning experience.”

Saylor D Smith | A Little Catch

“This is the fifth book I've published with iUniverse. The process is simple and clear and well organized for the submitting writer.”

Gary York | Inside The Inner Circle

“Everyone has been courteous, helpful, friendly and professional, which is a 100 percent improvement from my last publisher.”

William Hale | The Village and Beyond

“It has been and still is a delight to work with folks who understand that I was a novice at publishing and assisted me even when I must have appeared dumb as dirt -- the whole gang is very good at what they do!"

D. W. Duke | The Duke Legacy

“I felt that the editors were outstanding. I would like to work with them again on future projects.”

Kyko-Tzu, Ph.D. | The Furrows on My Forehead

“I am pleasantly surprised that the editor went deep, like a giant root, in analyzing the imagery of my work.”

Dale L. Pitts | Itsy Bitsy Spider

“The most impressive aspect of the entire process was the attitude and helpfulness of your employees. Not one time during the entire printing process did I have any problem with anyone. They were all cheerful, helpful and I'm not sure I would have made it through the process had it not been for the great people. Kudos!”

Rachel K. Frederick | Crucified with Christ

“There was nothing that could not be dealt with by your representatives. My first experience in publishing has been one of ease due to those knowledgeable individuals. Thank you."

Patrick J. Fornari | Commoner Sense

“iUniverse made my book the best product that it can be. It is not something I would have been able to accomplish without them.”

Wallace Collins | In A Quiet Voice

“My publishing experience with iUniverse, both in the past and in the present, has been exemplary. They have given my book a head start for the book's success. I have every reason to compliment iUniverse and its publishing staff.”