I severed my relationship with Balboa Press on Monday. It’s a SCAM operation that sells their services under false pretenses of the “Love, Light, & Blessings” of their founder, the late, spiritual guru & self help Matriarch: Louise L Hay. I am beyond words on how I feel right now. I feel jaded, spent & defeated. Without going into detail, I’m out nearly a Grand, & have to publish my book all over again through KDP, now. Which I should have just stuck with in the first place.
My book is called: “The DECLINE of CIVILITY.” Isn’t that a kicker… Case & point.
Hard lesson learned: Trust… But ALWAYS VERIFY.
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The Uncensored Truth:
On Balboa Press>>> The entire experience from start to finish was filled with grief & frustration. Miscommunication, language barriers & constant phone tag with 30 different people throughout the long harrowing publication/design process. Balboa press is a SCAM operation that sells their packages under the guise of Louise Hay & Wayne Dyers “Love, Light, & Blessings” slogan. I am A recovered addict, a restaurant professional & a struggling Artist & this experience set me back on all levels & literally made me want to give up, get high, punch people & scream at the top of my lungs. After all I’ve endured in my life, this experience literally pulled triggers I didn’t even know I had. And the worst part… I really truly believed I was in good hands. Boy, was I wrong. “Trust, but VERIFY,” is an understatement. Forgiving myself for making this kind of mistake is probably the hardest part of all.
After my book was published for 4 days, there was a one star review from an unverified purchase on Balboas site I had to FIGHT like 6 people to get removed, which then took 3 whole days after a “request” was submitted to “The President of F-ing China” or whatever.
The review was a bad review that looked like it knocked Balboa, not me, but I took it personally. Apparently, Balboa has its own set of enemies & thumb thugs, which is not fair that I had to get caught in some crossfire. After all the TRAFFIC I sent there in a week’s time to launch my book?? All my friends, fans & followers had to see that?? And they had the f-ing nerve to ask ME… If I had any enemies… Or knew the reviewer. Really?
I since have removed my book from Balboa & severed my contract. THEN, I had to go to the trouble of removing the Balboa link & every single announcement from every single blog & social media post from the past two weeks. I deserve a full or at least partial refund not only for the flawed service, but for pain & suffering & severe set back & inconvenience. Apparently they will do no such thing. I paid for a flawed final product I was unsatisfied with by no fault of my own, & as far as I’m concerned I published the whole book myself from top to bottom. The team didn’t do Anything but sit on an assembly line & follow my exact instructions. And to top it off, 1000$ dollars later… & after more grief & wasted time & energy than I could have ever imagined… I don’t even get a Copyright certificate? Because it wasn’t even included? (After they told me it was) What the hell did I even pay for???
There are way too many outsourced depts & way too many people that have no idea what they’re talking about & make false claims & lie. I was initially “sold” the pie in the sky claim that I would have a sure opportunity to be chosen as a Hay House Author. But, that is so far fetched in reality, it’s not even barely an option.
There are so many class action lawsuits against Balboa, nothing but bad reviews on Google. And there is even a FB group called: “Balboa Press Survivors.” Wow. I want NO AFFILIATION with this disreputable company that scams new Authors out of 1000s of dollars just to fill their “Vanity Press” fat pockets. I was a fool to think that the integrity of Louise Hay or Self Help Spiritual Gurus such as Dr Wayne Dyer… Would carry over to this company. Companies like this should cease to exist. They sell their “product” under false pretenses.
Anyone looking to publish a book should publish on Amazon through Kindle Direct Publishing. It’s free, easy, user friendly, fast, customer service is always accessible with little or no wait time. I published both of my first two books via KDP & I never had any kind of problem. Not to mention, their customer service reps sound like real organic people that genuinely care, & give opinions & not teleprompter robots just doing their “job.” Marketing packages are avail. They assign a free ISBN # & the Author maintains total & complete control of the entire publication. Not to mention, you choose the price & you can make future corrections if u find you need to, even after the book is published. Not to mention… They will gladly remove a bad review if warranted & each & every review MUST BE A VERIFIED PURCHASE. And, royalties? Royalties are accessible each day, week & month. Whereas weird Balboa, cuts u a check QUARTERLY. Really? Balboa should read Amazon’s whole Playbook. Louise L Hay would roll over in her grave right now. Thanks for letting me share. 😎🙏
My NEW BOOK aptly-named: “The Decline of Civility: How to Rise to the Occasion”
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