I don't have to tell you how hard it is to get your name out there, you put in all the hard work to get your art out into the world, but then you actually have to sell it. What they don't tell you is that this can be twice as difficult as the work you actually put into your craft, and even then, they don't buy what you're selling, they buy you, your name. Stephen King wrote under Richard Bachman and none of it sold until they started printing on the books "by Stephen King writing as Richard Bachman".
There's a lot of information that they don't give you about publishing. Fiction is the hardest to sell and 95% of the books on the shelves get no backing in advertising or marketing from the publishing company. Even when a big publisher picks up your work, most authors only get between $4,000 and $25,000 in advance money, and even that is only after you tell them how you're going to advertise and how much it will cost. They're basically only giving you the money to try to sell your work. After that you have 3 months to hit big or they'll drop you.
And anyplace you want to be a staff writer for, Marvel Comics, DC, newsmedia, magazines, won't even talk to you unless you've already been published.
So every writer/artist, what have you, has to get their name known or they'll never do it professionally.
The best way to do this is to have as many people as possible spreading the word about your work, but they just won't do that, they're all trying to sell themselves too.
Enter The Mad Doser Presents! 10 - 20 authors contributing to a book will tell everyone they know that they've been published in the book and try to get it to sell. Even if each only get the 150 people in their social network interested that's still 1500 to 2000 people that will see it. Which means 1500 to 2000 people seeing your work, and your name, along with the information that you provide for them to see about your other work. All for what? A 3,000 word story? That's 2 hours worth of work.
The way we do it is this.... if you have something you want people to see send it to email@example.com. My partners and I will review it and if we like it, we add it to the collection. Once we have what we feel amounts to a book's worth of solid work we set up an eBook and a paperback which we'll get on Amazon and BarnesandNoble.com. Of course it's non-exclusive so you can still use your work for whatever else you like afterwards.
We pay 2% per story per sale in increments of $20. When compared to the average 6% royalties most fiction writers receive for entire 60-90,000 word novels, this is a hell of a deal for you. How much you ultimately earn is up to you.
Another great aspect is that it circumvents the "self published" stigma, The Mad Doser Presents is a subdivision of Gemini Publishing of IN, so you can take your published work to other companies like Marvel. And once we've worked together more often, we can set you up with books of your own if you choose to go that route at a 40% royalty to you.
It's really a win-win for everyone involved.