Located in Southern Illinois, Wôks Print is a substore to The Writers of the Apocalypse. This started as a way to help the indomitable Leslie Fish sell her albums. We were pushed unceremoniously down the rabbit hole and now stock filk, renaissance, parody and other types of geek music.
We are book and comic publishers, as well as resellers of music. We mostly deal online with the odd event when we can go. While at these events, we reach out to independent artists that are there to acquire more stock. Sometimes we succeed, especially when the artist isn’t too busy to deal with us. 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. And we know better when you give us the old song and dance about how much it costs to have your CDs produced through Kunaki, and how expensive it is. 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. We’re currently experimenting with that option, and we’re not sure how things will go just yet.
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.
This shop is attached to other outlets such as EBay, Amazon, and someday perhaps even Skynet. Who knows. The sky is the limit.
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 don’t sell digital downloads… yet. And we’re not legally equipped to play the part of Amazon or Etsy and be the inbetween shop for people selling online. Someday that would be great. We do have large dreams for our future.
Wish to contact us? Go to this page.
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.
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Paypal is our primary payment service provider. With Paypal you can pay using your paypal account, a credit or debit card, or by personal check.
You will be billed only upon completion of your order.
There are times the system ‘hiccups’ and will show our order cancelled. If that happens but we show the payment having gone through successfully with Paypal, we will treat the order as completed and verified.
If you did indeed wish to cancel and went through the payment process, we encourage you to contact us using the form link provided above.
Returns & Refunds
Under normal circumstances we do not accept returns. Some of our stock is either old enough to be collectible and sold as is, or is handmade and is sold as is. This present an issue when someone buys the item and decides they don’t want it because it’s not as new as they wanted.
We also do not offer refunds under normal circumstances for much the same reason. We most especially do not offer refunds if your country is taxing you to get our item. We appreciate your business, we truly do, but we also appreciate being able to pay our bills.
Should an item qualify for return, we will offer an exchange if possible. Accepted returns can be mailed to us with postage paid by you. From there we will gladly work to make things right.
If you do feel you deserve a return or refund, please contact us using the contact form provided above.
We process orders all week but mostly on Mondays. We use USPS as our carrier and can deliver to the United States, Canada, France, Germany, and the UK.
We allow ourselves 5 days to process your order (although we try to go faster than that). Delivery times depend on the courier.