I have had several people find work on my site and ask to use an image on a book and magazine covers. It provides great exposure, at no cost to anyone. I also contribute to a monthly zine called Mungbeing.com. I enjoy waiting on the new theme annoucement each month and being part of a collective. During the winter holidays I sent out postcards with my work on it to a list of magazine art editors. From that I received interest from a new magazine, LX magazine. They are doing an article about my work to be published in May! I found the magazine in my gift bag from an art auction fund raiser I donated a painting to. To sum up, reach out and offer the world your work, and enjoy the wonderful responses!
A writer friend who I met at a artist colony in Costa Rica, just came out with a book about the "In -N- Out Burger" food chain. It is all about the history as well as the family behind the first burger joint to invent the drive-thru and two way speaker box. This friend needed publicity shots to be taken for her book tour. I did two photo shoots in barter for her networking abilities. She also a writer for Business Week and included me in an article on artist survival techniques. Barter, barter, barter, is my mantra.