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« Reply #75 on: May 09, 2014, 07:51 »
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Oh, here's your "good press":
nd-the-launch-of-subscriptions[/b]-258450871.html]http://www.prnewswire.co.uk/news-releases/istock-by-getty-images-announces-100-royalty-day-on-may-14-to-celebrate-its-exclusive-artists-and-the-launch-of-subscriptions-258450871.html



hahahahahahahahahahahaahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha......I have my answer now....LAUNCH OF SUBSCRIPTIONS....... Schmucks. What a way to spin a bad thing.


« Reply #76 on: May 09, 2014, 09:02 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 21:22 by tickstock »

« Reply #77 on: May 09, 2014, 09:11 »
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Halleluja.. ONE day of 100% commissions.

Isnt that splendic fantastic, when it should be EVERY SECOND DAY.

We can also calculate it in another way...
You get a payout 60 days per year, and istock takes the payout on the  300 days left.

It a long time since we have seen such an uneven distribution of wealth, we would have to go back to feudal times in the 16th or 17th century, and then such a gesture compares to when the robber barons threw bread crums in the mud to make the peasants happy.
« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 09:19 by JPSDK »

« Reply #78 on: May 09, 2014, 09:35 »
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It a long time since we have seen such an uneven distribution of wealth, we would have to go back to feudal times in the 16th or 17th century, and then such a gesture compares to when the robber barons threw bread crums in the mud to make the peasants happy.

Your universe has a completely different historical timeline to mine. I wonder what else is different.

EDIT: does the person who gave me a minus want to explain why a light hearted comment about historical dates gets voted down? Or was that just knee-jerkery?
« Last Edit: May 09, 2014, 09:53 by bunhill »

« Reply #79 on: May 09, 2014, 11:06 »
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From the press release:

" iStock will give 100% of the sales from cash and credit downloads of ..."

So if there are subscription downloads that day, the contributors get their usual royalty?

I realize that calculating 100% of the sale on a subscription is a little less straightforward, but there are a couple of pretty simple options. I hear a bunch of folks talking about big drops in downloads - possibly as a result of a move to subscriptions which right now no one can measure - so not sharing 100% on those seems like a poor choice to me (not to mention ironic given that they're celebrating subscriptions' launch)

« Reply #80 on: May 09, 2014, 11:10 »
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« Last Edit: May 11, 2014, 21:22 by tickstock »

« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2014, 16:11 »
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 Better than no change, but the way they used to calculate iStock subs would be the 100% way to do it

Ed

« Reply #82 on: May 09, 2014, 18:40 »
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My thoughts exactly  ;D ;D ;D


« Reply #83 on: May 10, 2014, 07:22 »
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I still really find it difficult to see this as an act of true good will or as a positive move from iStock to show kind appreciation to their Exclusives. The company is owned by bankers and bankers only do things they deem as good for business. So if iStock throws you a freebie it's because they see some strong benefit to themselves from doing it. In this case it's simple. They just introduced subscriptions which is going to kill off a lot of higher dollar member sales. So they are trying to look like they are doing something good for their members too to diffuse some of the backlash when people's dollar figures really start dropping from subs. If they had really cared about members so much then they wouldn't have shelved the 100% royalty one day a year program to begin with which existed up until 5-6 years ago.

« Reply #84 on: May 13, 2014, 04:44 »
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Did not read the whole 4 pages of this discussion, but I just want to say one thing:
100% of 0 (zero) is still a 0 (zero) !
So thanks for the great generosity.  ::)

« Reply #85 on: May 13, 2014, 19:54 »
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Audi 5000 got taken out.

I think it's a cynical attempt to get existing contributors to email all their friends and colleagues in an attempt to drive traffic back to IS. It's not that they care about the exclusives. It's a marketing strategy. Like chickens in a pen we get excited when the farmer brings out a fresh bucket of scraps instead of just a handful of grain.

« Reply #86 on: May 13, 2014, 22:12 »
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Considering I haven't had credit sale at iStock in days tomorrow looks to be a bust already

« Reply #87 on: May 14, 2014, 03:22 »
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It's all kind of ironic. First Getty makes all my images that are for sale on the Getty site usable on any other web site for free. Then iStock makes all of my images on iStock available for subscription sales. Neither of which I can opt out of either. Then they give me a free day of 100% royalties once they've done everything possible to stop people from paying a reasonable price, or perhaps any price at all for my pictures. Today should be an interesting exercise in futility. 100% of 0 is still 0.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 04:34 by iStop »

dpimborough

« Reply #88 on: May 14, 2014, 05:00 »
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As a none exclusive it matters not.

I still just get the 15% royalty rate :(

« Reply #89 on: May 14, 2014, 05:05 »
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You can bet that I will advertise to buy at iStock today! I will post how my day is going as well here.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #90 on: May 14, 2014, 05:22 »
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You can bet that I will advertise to buy at iStock today! I will post how my day is going as well here.

I guess as we are getting 100% today, it is our job to advertise it.
However, as I don't know any potential buyers, I'm not about to hack off my Fb friends, who are either microstockers themselves or people I know personally.
Good luck with your advertising.

« Reply #91 on: May 14, 2014, 05:52 »
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I don't see one post stating you get 100% for one day would hack anyone off. You don't need to do more then that.

« Reply #92 on: May 14, 2014, 06:09 »
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Worst May for me, ever (used to be my no.1 selling month). No doughnuts for me today, 100% will go down the drain.

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #93 on: May 14, 2014, 07:28 »
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I don't see one post stating you get 100% for one day would hack anyone off. You don't need to do more then that.
I know that not one of those I know personally would be remotely interested in buying stock images, and the existing stockers know anyway.
However, for those with a personal following of buyers, of course, get them to buy on the day which benefits you.  :)

wds

« Reply #94 on: May 14, 2014, 07:51 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?

ShadySue

  • There is a crack in everything
« Reply #95 on: May 14, 2014, 08:05 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.

Ron

« Reply #96 on: May 14, 2014, 08:35 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.
Some confidence you have  8)

« Reply #97 on: May 14, 2014, 11:05 »
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i am also not getting the 100% commission showing up on Stock Performer. hopefully IS will fund the balance quickly. seems like they could make it happen globally as it happens...

silly me  ::)


« Reply #98 on: May 14, 2014, 11:09 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.
Some confidence you have  8)
I still have confidence in iStock doing what they say. (Unlike some other sites).
My problem with them is that the things they say they will do are usually not good for me.
They may be asterisks, but at least they are honest asterisks.
« Last Edit: May 14, 2014, 11:25 by BaldricksTrousers »

Ron

« Reply #99 on: May 14, 2014, 11:14 »
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Seems like the royalties are not showing as 100% on today's sales, are other's seeing this?
That's normal (from previous Punctum days).
Some time later (a couple of weeks?) we'll get the rest added.
Some confidence you have  8)

I still have confidence in iStock doing what they say. (Unlike some others).
My problem with them is that the things they say they will do are usually not good for me.
They may be asterisks, but at least they are honest asterisks.
My comment was basically based on their questionable accounting and programming skills.  8)


 

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