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Microstock Photography Forum - General => General Stock Discussion => Topic started by: kentannenbaum on June 19, 2012, 16:26

Title: Sales @ 9 Oh Goody!
Post by: kentannenbaum on June 19, 2012, 16:26
I've been doing this for a few years after many years in the advertising wars and long after RM stock sales were seriously impressive.  So I've got a history and can say unequivocally...

HOLY MACKERAL!  What's with 9 subscription sales???  I sort of get it but seriously folks, there ought to be a downside limit.  It's disgusting. 

Well, it's apparent the iStocks and Shutterstocks of the world don't care what I think.  Actually, I brought this up in a forum and immediately, the thread was locked.  Yes, in the same month the announcement was made concerning the earnings of these giants.  As said, it's disgusting.

Forgive the venting.  It just oozes out every so often.
Title: Re: Sales @ 9 Oh Goody!
Post by: Jo Ann Snover on June 19, 2012, 16:35
Not sure if it's good news or bad, but if that's IS, that's not a subscription! Take a look at this thread  (http://www.microstockgroup.com/istockphoto-com/a-new-personal-worst/)where others have been venting about the horrendously low royalties with low IS rates and discounted credits.

IS forums are now pretty tumbleweed strewn places - largely because they lock and/or delete so many threads. If you search here, however, you'll see other threads on the topic of agency discounts and how it affects our royalties.