ASI uses a multitude of brand names which really don't compete, offers free or inexpensive publishing that can quickly get very expensive, and publishes some terrible books. Sadly, some respectable publishing companies have established self-publishing operations with ASI.
Many ASI author-customers are pissed off at the company, and many complaints are online.
As reported by Mick Rooney, Evil Empire ASI has attracted the attention of a law firm which may institute a class action lawsuit. Read Mick's excellent report here. If you think you've been victimized by any of the ASI brands (AuthorHouse, iUniverse, Trafford, Xlibris, Inkubook, Wordclay, etc.) sign up on the website of law firm Giskan Solotaroff Anderson & Stewart.
The lawyers don't get paid unless they collect, and apparently realize that the ASI-Pearson combo has a big bank account waiting to be plucked. Many authors deserve to get some money back.
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