Located in North Florida, Wôks Print is a substore to The Writers of the Apocalypse. We have two locations, one of which is a brick and mortar shop at the Pecan Park Flea Market in Jacksonville, Florida. (Booth A49) Sometimes we take part of our stock and attend a festival. We also are attached to eBay, Walmart, and even Amazon. We’re all over the place.
We are book and comic publishers, as well as resellers of music. We started as a small publisher but expanded to reselling music as a way to help the indomitable Leslie Fish. We were pushed unceremoniously down the rabbit hole and now stock filk, renaissance, parody and other types of geek music. It is our hope that through this shop, many artists will be able to get their CDs into the hands of shoppers who will love them but otherwise wouldn’t know they exist. That is the point. That was why we started this.
If you are an independent artist and we’re at an event you’re performing at, we may just approach you to buy some of your CDs for resell here. We usually take CDs on commission, but sometimes we had a good weekend and have the budget to buy stock outright. (Which we’d prefer.)
Please keep in mind, we only buy at TRUE wholesale prices. We know better when you give us the old song and dance about how expensive it is to have your CDs produced. If you price your stuff too high, we can never have a hope of reselling the item so will be leery of spending our finite resources. We love you guys. We want to help you. But we have to be ABLE to help you.
On (very) rare occasion, we will make non-exclusive arrangements to produce your physical CD and sell it ourselves at a commission to you of $5 each. For that to happen you need to be established as a musician with a following. You might want to send flowers and write a lot of love notes.
If you are an artist that would like to see your stuff in our shop, remember we are hucksters. WHEN we have the budget, we tend to buy small amounts for our table. We are experimenting with digital downloads, but with places like CDBaby shutting their physical CD warehouse options down at a time when people are realizing that the cloud is truly just someone else’s computer, we want to help you keep your options open.
Why the Name?
The owner’s side hobby is helping to restore her people’s native language into use. Wôks means fox in Mohegan. Because this site started out as a store outlet for her publishing venture, it was meant to be a pun. Wôks for fox, then print as in book printing. Or a fox print. Thus: Wôks Print is a pun referencing those cute marks on the ground a fox leaves when it passes by. You know. Fox foot prints.
All of this is why we are very resistant to purchasing a domain name like 4filk.com or buyfilkheresellsellsell.com to make it easier for filk fans to find us. Besides, this shop has been running for years. There’s no sense in changing things now, only to make it hard for our established and much-loved regulars to find us.
If you wish to read about our shop policies, please visit this page: https://woksprint.com/privacy-policy/policies-page/