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  • Author: BOB
  • Date: 05.8.2013
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Westbow Press

This was my experience with WestBow Press.
After working 6 years straight on my book and having it edited 3 times by different editors, I was ready to market. I called Westbow and was sucked in because they did a slick job of dangeling Thomas Nelson and 35,000 book stores in front of me. I was over anxious and really did not know what I was doing. I signed up for a $3000 dollar package and put $1000 down on friday. Monday morning I decided to back off and cancel the order until I knew better what I wanted to do. At the time I thought I would probably resume my working with Westbow in the future. I called non-stop all day Monday. I hit a complete brick wall reaching anyone. I could not reach any one in customer service, I reached the original salesman once and he gave me a number or I should say an extention number of Jeff Murray who is apparently head of the salesmen. No matter who you call you have to leave a message. Then they apparently choose who they are going to call back. This went on for days. Finally I got a call back from Jeff Murray. He was very consending and practically told me how stupid I was in not staying with the package. He finally gave me a name and address of who to send a signed request for refund to. I went to the trouble if printing a letter and mailing it certified return receipt mail. Two weeks later I had heard nothing. I found Thomas Nelson's number and called them. Their customer service put me through to Pete Nikolai.I am not sure who he is but he is pretty high up with Thomas Nelson. He was very nice and assured me he would take care of it in a couple of days. It took two weeks but I got an email from him personally telling me he had gotten word that my refund was on the way. I checked my visa account and there it was,,,minus $200 dollars. I figure it was worth $200 for my education. I found out these companies have a boiler room of salesmen that sign people up in their packages. They do not make money selling books for the author. They make their money creating covers, editing, formatting manuscripts,creating websites and printing books. Traditional printers just sit back and let the author take all the risk and pay the promotional expences. If someone does accidentl sell a few books, the traditionsl publisher might offer them a teeny weeney contract if they can buy it for nothing. Westbow Press&Boooooo

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Complaint author: BOB

Country: USA
State: Indiana
City: Bloomington
Address: 1663 Liberty Drive
ZIP code: 47403
Phone: 8669281240

Category: Miscellaneous

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