I check with different authors about the reputation of Balboa Press services. No one happy with Balboa professional service and commitments.
It was extremely costly, plus no sales show up in their sales report however, some authors know books have sold.
Review by Tofig Balgos3 weeks ago
There is a LOT of information that should and could have been shared UP FRONT that would have maximized understanding for items like the package-included web presence AND package-included ebook.
Many of the items I anticipated Balboa would have a more polished approach about given this is its wheelhouse (such as the ones referenced above), were either minimized (or received "rote" responses) by staff or were completely missing from the publication information-sharing/publishing process.
A bit of a disappointment for the level of funds invested.
Review by Sandspotter Matskin1 month ago
Very fast service.
Review by Jaquava1 month ago
All is well that ends well and my well-end is still not visible !?
Review by Zabi1 month ago
Balboa have been amazing from start to finish. Their constant attention, prompt reaction to emails and assuring phone calls have all added up to a book in publication that I am very proud of. With their high profile and professional outlook I believe I have chosen the right company to commence my journey as a published author. Many thanks to all involved.
Review by SandyKay Farik1 month ago
Balboa is very organized, timely at returning communications. Everyone seems to know their division very well. I have a pleasant experience with whom ever I've talked to. Sometimes it felt a little like the expense was never going to end with upgrades. Sort of like the airline industry. I didn't care for that much. Great overall, especially for first time authors.
Review by ZeinaA Fradizela1 month ago
I was fortunate to work with a really great team. Each part along the way was led by a kind, compassionate and helpful person. I am so happy I chose Balboa Press to publish my first book.
Review by Leebs1 month ago
Very little help or professional advice during the production process
Amateurish and completely lacking in knowledge about publishing and producing a high quality book
Seemed to be more interested in up-selling instead of producing a high quality book
Review by Charilynn2 months ago
Excellent customer service and team work, although sometimes l felt the questions l asked by email were not addressed.
Review by Swingbridge Senius2 months ago
I was impressed by the professionalism from start to finished product. After reading some reviews about the company I was concerned. However, I was more concerned about the professional touch to my months of work. I am planning a book signing event and about to complete volume 2. There was also encouragement from the staff as I was working my way through some writing blocks.
Review by Bentleys2 months ago
The team at Balboa Press has been superb from manuscript to publication. As a first time author, I am very pleased. I will recommend Balboa Press to everyone!
Review by LuellaJockers2 months ago
The company Balboa publish have helped me to fulfil my dream of becoming a published author. All in a year.
I have a great book titled Journey to Spiritual Self. Internal Empowerment,that my family and I are proud of.
They great guidance and lots of telephone and email support.
Review by Ellese Derrow2 months ago
The help I received at Balboa Press has been fantastic. The only reason I didn't give a rating of five stars is because it wasn't made clear to me how much it might cost to get my book into customers hands once I finished my book. Was quite a surprise. Just wish I'd had some idea as to what to expect.
Review by CuongTran Linkem2 months ago
Terrible! This is my fourth book published with Balboa Press but I am extremely disappointment!
Review by Spectacular2 months ago
It's simply a dream come true for me, and Balboa press made it look so easy all the way through the publication process. Thanks Balboa.
Review by Gifa Pinner2 months ago
I learned a lot along the way. You have to stay on top of things as you are dealing with a lot of different people.
Review by Pepperconn2 months ago
Balboa Press staff members were/are quite responsive and helpful. They gave attention to details and insisted that I removed potentially libelous materials from my manuscript, which actually improved the final book. All the representatives with whom I communicated were very courteous, to the extent that I felt connection to each. I am pleased with the published book. I did not contract with Balboa Press to do a final editing of the manuscript; therefore, any editorial error is mine, not theirs.
I am now writing another exciting book and may consider Balboa Press as the publisher. I invite you to read my book, "when God Says No: Listen For The Yes!" Thanks to the helpful staff and consultants who worked well with this first-time author.
Blessings, Love, and Peace!!!
Review by TSui2 months ago
Very well and helpful
Review by Centralia Fada3 months ago
I love all the help and advise I get with Balboa Press. Their service personnel are willing to hold my hand and walk me through the processes.
Review by PNghiem Amrita3 months ago
The publishing process was so much easier than I had imagined and all due to the helpful people at Balboa Press.
Review by Arizonagirl Hemrich3 months ago
I found Balboa to be an excellent publisher to deal with!
Review by Elgone3 months ago
Balboa Press is a reliable, personal book publisher who has done an outstanding job in their suggestions, guidelines, professional services, and overall contribution to making my book publishing experience worthwhile and memorable. I have published two historical fiction novels with them and plan on publishing a third book before the end of this year (2019). Thank you, Balboa Press, for making a dream come alive for me.
Review by Fernando Lima3 months ago
Diamond Matrix Masters Self Mastery Level 1 is an Soul enriching book, yet has been brought out in a black and white cover and has spelling mistakes throughout and could not get this changed without more expense after it was already printed. Bought to their attention immediately on my first printed copy, because of changing packages and department, the final changes were not made. I would have thought a perfect book would be highest priority, so swap out the dollars for their mistake. As a first time author either have the cash to fund all their editing services or be astute enough to do it yourself completely as the book content is not read at all and there is no collaboration with a professional team on design or editing in any package. Your work is basically copied and pasted into the template if mistakes exist it is not picked up or corrected. It was always a pleasure to receive regular calls, but usually finance oriented and mostly of marketing services beyond my affordability. I was looking forward to a highly collaborative and creative design experience that simply isn't the case. I will pull the book and pay to resubmit to get these issues fixed. Something that should already have been done courtesy of the publisher. The book would then be outstanding. On a final note, I am very blessed to have such a wonderful experience and in the end a beautiful book that is assisting people around the world navigate their lives. I do like Balboa Press and their teams.
Review by ManInThe Maposua3 months ago
I was very pleased with the entire process of publication.
Staff were very helpful and patient, assisting me with my first publishing experience. I would use their services again. Lora Kristoff
Review by Cdac3 months ago
My book was published by Balboa Press with great support from them. Balboa takes an author from the original manuscript through the process of final writing, editing and even offers the chance to re-edit as many times as the author believes is necessary.
I was provided galley proofs for final review, and Balboa made that process much easier by providing suggestions from its own editors.
My experience with Balboa Press has been very satisfactory.