frequently asked questions

  • how does wakexpress work?
    • wakexpress gives you everything you need to publish your ebooks, essays, articles, poems, and short stories online and/or in print. wakexpress establishes your digital publishing account, uploads your files, your cover images, your product data, and tracks your work's distribution. 
  • how much does wakexpress cost?
    • there is no charge for using wakexpress.
  • do i need special software to use wakexpress?
    • no.
  • how do I add my work to the wakexpress database?
  • should i include a cover image for my publication?
    • yes. be thinking of a cover image under 2mb in size.
  • who provides the publication's metadata (title, date, author name, subjects, etc.)?
    • wakexpress uploads the metadata as needed.
  • what is drm?
    • drm stands for digital rights management, which is technology that is intended to prevent unauthorized access to, distribution of, or copying of your work. you may choose to have drm applied to your work. to learn more about drm, visit the wikipedia entry.
  • how long does it take for my work to go on sale at online marketplaces?
    • it varies -- once the files are properly uploaded, it may appear in common for-sale databases within 24-48 hours.
  • who determines the selling price of wakexpress titles?
    • you set the selling price for your work.
  • What is an isbn? do i need one to sell my work through wakexpress?
    • an isbn is a 10- or 13-digit number that uniquely identifies published books worldwide. isbn stands for the international standard book number. you do not need an isbn to list your work through wakexpress, but in most cases, wakexpress will provide an isbn upon request.