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This is free unless you get extras, it's self published and the books really do end up on amazon.com to be sold. (For $40 only it'll be eventually available in other places.) (It will cost extra if you want your book in kindle format.)
However, I understand about being scammed--- I was scammed three times by "agents". (Brenda Bailey and Jackie Baskow were two of them so that you will know not to trust them.)
There's an article about warnings about using "Author Solutions" to publish. Always good to get a warning, so if you do plan to use them to be aware of possible problems. Especially since they're becoming tied in to Penquin Random House.
Using high-pressure sales tactics, and careful targeting of the most inexperienced and vulnerable writers, Author Solutions squeezes an average of over $5,000 out of its customers, who then go on to average sales of just 150 copies (from Author Solutions’ own figures) – obviously coming nowhere close to recouping that staggering outlay, despite the accompanying overblown promises from Author Solutions sales reps