AWA’s missions are:
In this news release, we will be clarifying the first two of AWA’s missions.
AWA gives creators the opportunity and incentives to work on two stories; one that the creator owns, one that AWA owns. We believe that this quid pro quo deal (one for you, one for us) is the best and only fair deal in the industry.
In the case of the creator-owned stories, the artists and writers own the intellectual property rights in their work and receive generous per-page payment. This allows the creators the opportunity to have a stake in their work, as well as the means to take creative risks.
In addition to their page rates, creators who contribute to AWA-owned stories receive (i) publishing and licensing royalty payments for their individual series, (ii) participation in a common royalty pool, and (iii) an option to purchase shares of AWA common stock.
In both cases, AWA provides the business infrastructure, industry connections, and turnkey apparatus to manage the process from conception to publication and beyond.