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Anthology Artist Starter Pack

Anthology Artist Starter Pack

Thanks for your interest in becoming an Anthology Artist! There are three steps to joining the program:

1. Complete your Artist Application and wait to receive your Artist Code.

2. Submit your design(s) using the Image Upload Form.

3. Order your Starter Pack right here. The price of the pack is the same as our wholesale rate for the jigsaws and includes 2x Mini Jigsaws & 1x Large Piece Jigsaw, plus a free Small display stand, product listing on our website, wholesale pricing access and an introductory social media post using the Bio provided in your application.

Once these steps are complete, you will be eligible for royalty payments on all future orders!

FAQs

Why become an Anthology Artist?

We designed our Anthology Artist program to enable independent artists to benefit from collaborating with Anthology Puzzles and take advantage of our reputation for making exceptionally high quality wooden jigsaws.

We are staying true to our humble roots by ensuring you can access the same benefits as larger buyers and therefore enjoy a healthy margin if you plan to sell your jigsaws for a profit. Benefits include:

  • Wholesale pricing on all jigsaws, with a minimum of just 4 units.
  • 7% royalties on all sales of jigsaws containing your design, including wholesale.
  • Freedom to resell jigsaws containing your design for profit.
  • Hand-designed cut pattern including themed pieces.
  • Listing of your design on our website (optional).
  • Packaging labelled with your design and name alongside the Anthology branding.
  • Product photography that you can use for your own marketing
  • Potential to earn additional royalties from our subscription program.
  • Exposure to our growing list of local and national purchasers.
  • Marketing of your designs at no extra cost.
  • No ongoing fees or charges!

Can anyone become an Anthology Artist?

Yes! All we ask is that you created the artwork yourself* and that it complies with our artwork standards.

*or are the legal representative if the artwork is produced by a minor/individual who cannot sign for themself.

Why must I purchase a Wholesale Starter Pack?

It requires up to 16 hours of work to take an image, design and test the cut pattern, print the artwork, mount it to the wood and cut it on the laser then ensure the process is repeatable.

The price you pay is purely to order jigsaws at wholesale rates (50% of retail), which in turn helps to ensure our talented designers get paid a fair wage. There are no additional compulsory costs associated with becoming, or remaining an Anthology Artist.

If you resell the jigsaws from your starter pack at our Recommended Retail Price, you will already have offset the purchase cost!

How do wholesale accounts work?

Your wholesale account will be active once shipping notification of your Starter Pack is sent. You must be logged-in to access wholesale pricing.

If you are a business entity with sales tax exemption, please upload your resale certificate during the application process so we can remove sales tax from future orders.

Our jigsaws may not be sold for less that the wholesale price without written permisison, but may be used as giveaways or prizes.

Can I purchase multiple Starter Packs?

Yes, you can do this by increasing the quantity in your cart, but we wouldn't advise it.

The starter pack price is the same as our best wholesale rate, but doesn't pay royalties. We suggest waiting until your design is listed then submitting a wholesale order instead, which gives you more control over the products you select and also pays royalties, making it better value for an established artist. If multiple starter packs are ordered we will still only send one display stand.

What if I have multiple images?

You only need to order one starter pack for your first image.

If we decide to publish more than one of your designs, they will be released directly for wholesale purchase.

What is the Subscription Program

If you browse our store you will notice that some artists have their own subscriptions available. This enables customers to sign-up to receive a new puzzle from that artist every month at a discounted price.

Joining our Subscription program allows you to benefit from more regular royalty income plus a $100 bonus royalty for every additional 10 subscribers you gain (capped at $1,000/mo).

To get your own subscription you must meet the following requirements:

  1. Achieve a minimum of 10 unit sales per month of your current design(s), which can be wholesale or retail and include your own purchases.
  2. Be actively marketing your designs through your own social media and tag Anthology Puzzles in at least 4 of those posts per month.
  3. Be able to provide a minimum of 6 images that we can use on your subscription puzzles and produce more as required to enable one to be released each month.
  4. Commit to maintaining at least 1 active subscription once released.

If you meet the above criteria, please contact store@anthologypuzzles.com or DM us on social media to get started.

What royalties will I get?

We pay 7% of net sales as a royalty on every retail or wholesale sale that has you listed as the artist, including your own purchases.

We pay 7% of net sales as a royalty on any subscriptions that have you listed as the artist, plus an additional $100 for every 10 subscribers you have gained over your previous highest total, up to a maximum of $1,000/month.

There is no cap on royalties and you can use our external royalty portal to see your earnings in real time or request a payout.

Why must I agree to a contract?

Contracts are important in order to protect both your art and our brand. We offer a simple contract that ensures you retain the rights to your artwork and that we only use it specifically for making jigsaws or associated marketing.

Our contract gives us the right to use your image for a period of 2 years, reverting to a rolling 30 day period after that until either party requests to terminate the contract.

Please be aware that the contract does not mandate us to make or market your designs, it simply provides us with the ability to do so if we wish. In general, we will only withhold a design if it is controversial, illegal or fails to achieve any sales over a period of several months.

You must sign the contract (via a google form available above the image upload) prior to creating a new design, otherwise we will be unable to proceed with production.

What are the image requirements?

  1. You MUST own the legal right to use the image. If you are not the creator, you must provide evidence of permission.
  2. Aspect ratio must be 3:4, 4:3 or 1:1 (you can crop during upload). We may make subtle sizing adjustments to suit the design.
  3. Image quality must be such that no pixelation is visible at A4/ US Letter size.
  4. Allow for a 5mm bleed due to the edges being removed during cutting.
  5. No plain backgrounds. If your design is shaped, it must be on a background that adds interest to the puzzle such as a color gradient or pattern.
  6. No obscene or offensive designs, text-based graphics, logos or fan art that could infringe trademarks. No "personal" art such as family photos (these can be ordered as custom products). Our decision is final.

Are there any other costs for me?

No! Once you purchase a Starter Pack the rest of our services from jigsaw design to product photography and website hosting are completely free for the duration of your contract!

We highly recommend continuing to purchase your own designs for resale as you still receive royalties on these orders while also being able to resell at a good margin, but this is entirely optional.

Our most popular artists are those who use their own physical and digital means to promote their designs.

Can I terminate my contract early?

Your contract can be terminated by mutual agreement or after the initial 2-year period has passed.

If you wish to terminate your contract early, please contact us to discuss your options.

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  • Important Info

    • Wholesale Starter Packs are made to order. We aim to ship within 30 days.
    • Your design will usually be published to our website on the day of shipping.
    • We do not accept returns for custom/wholesale products but will provide replacements in the event of damage on arrival.
  • Jigsaw Sizes

    This table shows the approximate size of our pieces compared to a US Quarter Dollar.