Frequently Asked Questions
When are royalty checks mailed out?
Royalty checks are mailed out quarterly of each calendar year. Each quarter ends at the last day of the following calendar months: March, June, September, and December. Royalty checks will be mailed out by the 15th of the month following the end of each quarter. Thus, royalty checks will be mailed out by April 15th (for the March quarter end), July 15th (for the June quarter end), October 15th (for the September quarter end), and January 15th (for the December quarter end).
Does Wasteland Press use high-pressure sales techniques?
Never. We are a customer service oriented company. When an author inquires about our services, we provide information and we allow this information to sell itself. We will never follow-up with unwanted phone calls, e-mails, or any other means of contacting you about your intentions to publish with us. We want you to feel confident that you made the right choice in publishing with Wasteland Press by giving you honest answers to all your questions. We take pride in being an ethical business who fully discloses the entire publishing process.
Am I required to know a lot about computers?
Not at all. All you need to provide is a .txt based file (MSWORD, MS TXT, InDesign, WORDPERFECT, etc.) of your work and let us do everything from there.
Can I use my credit card to pay Wasteland Press?
YES. Credit card payments are accepted. Wasteland Press accepts the following credit cards: Visa, Mastercard, and American Express. You can also pay by check or money order (must be payable in U.S. Funds) by printing an order form and mailing it to the attached address.
What about my ownership rights in the work?
You retain full ownership and copyright. So, you can sell the same work elsewhere. Also, you can cancel your contract at anytime. Thus, if Random House or any other big house publisher wants to pick up your work, you are free to go as you please without any penalty or fee!
Who determines the price of my eBook?
Pricing is determined by the author with the assistance of Wasteland Press. In other words, we give you a price range for your eBook and you choose the price within this range. We will give you the retail price range of $2.99 to $9.99. You, the author, will need to consider a retail price taking into consideration the following two factors: 1) Royalties: The higher the price of your eBook, the more royalty you will receive when we sell your eBook out in the marketplace. 2) Competition: What is the price for similar eBooks in your eBook's genre? If you charge too much for your eBook, will the retail price encourage a perspective buyer to look elsewhere?
What is the turnaround time for the publication of my eBook?
Most conventional eBooks take 1-3 business days to set-up and publish. It usually takes around 1-2 business days for your eBook to start showing up in the appropriatel marketplace. So, if time is a factor in getting your eBook produced, we are second to none in our industry!