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Love of Books – Julie Mcgregor – $10,488.60 Court Order

Despite Breaking The Chains continuous momentum and success, many of our fans would not know the pain we endured before becoming published authors.

A large portion of this pain came from a publishing company called Love of Books. We engaged Love of Books in January 2013 and after an Authors’ worst nightmare for 21 months we finally won our legal battle in September 2014 against Love of Books and the Director Julie McGregor.

The experience wasn’t great. However, this story will make a great chapter in our next book!


21 Comments to "Love of Books – Julie Mcgregor – $10,488.60 Court Order"

  1. Caitlin McColl
    February 11, 2015 at 1:33 am

    Hello!
    Any chance you’d mind sharing your struggle with Julie. I’m dealing with her at the moment (wish I’d found your post before I started working with her!)

    Thanks,
    Caitlin

  2. Carmel Joyce
    June 28, 2015 at 9:01 am

    $1,215 down the drain even with a court decision in my favour.

    AUTHORS BEWARE – Love of Books, Book Publishing Australia and Julie Marie Mcgregor.

    I did eventually get my book published through an honest Publisher and website made to promote my book – http://carmeljoyce.com.au/

    HOORAY.

  3. Peter Hyllar
    September 1, 2015 at 8:51 am

    I am a PENSIONER and handed over $14,000.00 to this Thief! To this day I have no books and little money to live.

    MCGREGOR – HOW DO YOU SLEEP AT NIGHT!!!

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    September 27, 2015 at 2:22 pm

    Hi, just wanted to tell you, I enjoyed this post. It was inspiring.Keep on posting!

  5. anon. paying customer
    June 22, 2016 at 11:17 pm

    Sad Julie has no real love of books.
    The passionate authors, artists, their friends and the reading audience
    have all indulged her publishing foibles.
    blame games directed at her employees, emotional calls
    for support of her family life,
    a sympathy long used up
    and it appears a failure to cough up $xxxxxx
    will surely disappoint
    the lovers of books

  6. Jon pearson
    August 25, 2016 at 5:51 pm

    Hi
    I seem to be on the same path as you. She has taken my money and not printed my book. Do you have any advice for me and how can we stop other people getting involved with any of her businesses

  7. Martin Knox
    August 28, 2016 at 12:47 am

    Thank you for this informative website. Love of Books defaulted on publishing my novel in 2014. I am currently trying to obtain royalties from Amazon.com for the paperback, which I presume they have retained. I would appreciate any advice concerning this, including an address.

  8. Dean Munro
    August 29, 2016 at 11:45 am

    That’s very unfortunate Martin. Despite Julie Mcgregor going bankrupt last year, she is still running Love of Books and ripping of innocent Authors frequently – http://loveofbooks.com.au/

  9. Dean Munro
    August 29, 2016 at 11:49 am

    Hi Jon,

    I would suggest to call A Current Affair, tell your story to the Newspapers and contact the ATO. I can’t believe Love of Books can keep stealing money like this!

  10. Dean Munro
    August 29, 2016 at 12:46 pm

    Yes, if you hand over money to Love of Books or Book Publishing Australia it will end in frustration, stress and anger. The publishing process is very simple and dishonest self-publishing companies should be stopped.

  11. Shayne Sidhu
    September 26, 2016 at 6:05 am

    Jon, we are in the same boat too. I have been producing a fundraising cook book for a school in Melbourne. One of our parents thought it would be good to get a cheaper publishing deal and signed us up with Julie instead of the reputable online fundraising publisher I had engaged. We have paid a hefty deposit and she wanted us to pay %50 up front. We are now likely to miss our deadline for pre christmas delivery. Devastating.
    Shayne

  12. Laura Heartmann
    September 28, 2016 at 8:23 am

    Julie McGregor stole $3,331.40 from me through her company Love of Books. I wrote a children’s book but the devastation and heartbreak this malicious woman caused me meant I never got my hard work published.

    I sued her through QCAT and won. However, she refused to pay, avoided almost every Enforcement Hearing and then went Bankrupt when I had an Arrest Warrant issued for her.

    In the Enforcement Hearings I even found out she is on the Dole / Centrelink!

    Never use this company – Julie Mcgregor is a complete Crook.

    Regards,

    Laura Heartmann

  13. Sheila
    May 20, 2017 at 4:26 pm

    I was just about to put in a request for info from Love of Books, when i realised i hadn’t checked the company’s online reputation. Jeez – glad i did. So sorry you’re all having so many problems – so glad you put it online for people to see. Saved! Thanks.

  14. Dean Munro
    May 21, 2017 at 7:26 am

    Hi Sheila,

    Glad I could help out. I just believe the Author community needs to know about this highly dishonest and fraudulent company.

    The Director Julie Marie Mcgregor is actually trading whilst Bankrupt and is running multiple publishing businesses such as Love of Books and Book Publishing Australia.

    Thank you,

    Dean Munro

  15. ian lewis
    July 2, 2017 at 12:15 am

    thank you dean Munro of this blog site keep them coming i look forward to meeting you in court with my girlfriend Julie.
    CEO Love of Books Australia-wide
    Ian Lewis

  16. robert ridgwell
    January 22, 2018 at 1:50 am

    Thank you ,all.
    I was about to fall into the web.
    Can anyboby give me the me of a publisher who will not rip me off.
    F,Robert

  17. Graeme Allan
    January 22, 2018 at 5:46 am

    Finally, the truth comes out! I also am a victim of this evil woman and her tricks. She owes me $4,950.00 for a book that was never even started let alone published. She lied and cheated through every stage of the process and even promised to pay in the end… all to no avail. Keep the posts coming everybody and most importantly TELL YOUR FRIENDS TELL EVERYBODY YOU CAN. We must stop he.

    Graeme Allan

  18. Rhonda Martin
    March 8, 2018 at 10:37 pm

    The truth has now been published on this terrible person Julie Mcgregor – https://www.google.com.au/amp/s/amp.smh.com.au/entertainment/books/complaints-dog-self-publisher-and-convicted-fraudster-20161028-gsd093.html

  19. Trudi
    July 1, 2018 at 12:07 am

    Excellent post. I am dealing with some of these issues as well..

  20. Joan
    October 15, 2018 at 6:39 am

    I too have had the unfortunate dealings with Julie way back in 2010. She ripped my daughter off for over $15,00.00 over 3 years. I write unusual short story books and Julie promised publishing, promotion and distribution of my books. Well, I got the published books, some with bad cover colours, but the rest was never done.
    She gave my daughter and myself a list of places to contact for distribution and that was all. She even made me a web site that I ended up closing down because issues started happening on it and she wanted a heap of money to even think about fixing; it was easier to build a new website and have control over it myself.
    I used CreateSpace for my print books but they have just recently been taken over by Amazon so I have no idea on how things are going to go now and I have been with Draft2Digital for quite a few years now with my eBooks and they have been so helpful and I have sold more books through their distributors than any other outlet. I will continue to keep using D2D and find a new place to print my books with the big cost involved.
    I could go with Lightning Source for my on demand printing; however, I can’t afford the $50 set up fee for each of my 18 already published books.
    I would also like to sue Julie for what she has done to my daughter but I know that it would be useless. She has also used another person and he may now be in serious debt for getting involved with her plus I know that she has changed her name to cover her tracks for being found.
    I have also just found out that she had uploaded my books to a company and had given them permission to sell them as eBooks and if any were sold, then she must have got the royalties for them as I have never received any royalties from this company at all.

  21. Neptune Peniel
    November 10, 2018 at 6:03 am

    I contacted the “Love of Books” company today and being my first contact with a potential assisted self publisher, I thought that I found what I was looking for. I felt to research the company a dash more after speaking with the company owner, Alice, and came across these posts and also the SMH link attached. THANKS! I forwarded this link to her and she answered with a one sentence reply, “Like I told you, we brought the company”. Intuition aside, her sparkling grammar sealed the nail in the coffin. lol

    Her name has changed, here are the details:

    Alice-May Yates

    Business Consultant

    Angel Key Publications Pty Ltd

    https://www.angelkey.com.au

    Complete Book Publishing/Printing Services.

    Office: 07 417 00 751
    Fax: 07 560 41 697

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