The purpose of this consultation is to work with the community and use your feedback and work with teachers like you to introduce ways to drive up resource quality, so that Tes can continue to be a trusted place for teachers to get their resources. For further detail and context please visit the original thread. As many of you have previously remarked, the current system for rewarding authors is set up to favour volume of resources over quality. The current royalty system offers rates that are based on volume of paid resources added to Tes, and doesn’t take resource quality into account. We would like to encourage further discussion around potential ways to develop the royalty system for authors, so as to make sure that we are rewarding authors in the right way, based on the hard work they put in and on the quality of the resources they create. This section of the author consultation is intended to prompt further discussion on the current model, as well as potential alternatives we may explore. It is important to clarify that whatever royalty system is in place must also: Be simple and easy to understand Be based on data that the community has confidence in Ensure authors receive a fair reward for their efforts Attract and retain authors working hard and creating high-quality resources A number of authors have expressed concern that any changes to the way royalty levels are calculated will have a negative impact on them. Please rest assured that this is not our intention, and that we will be making sure that any changes have as limited an impact as possible on the author community. Some relevant models, which would require clear and transparent frameworks underpinning the above criteria, might be: Royalty rates linked to sales volumes - this could be: At the author level, i.e. based on total author sales; or At the product level, i.e. a royalty rate for each resource based on its sales volume (as suggested by @Kazg1 and @lcallard21) A single royalty rate for all resources (as suggested by @mathsmutt and @wendylk) A premium author membership fee with better royalty rates (as suggested by @lcallard21 and @wendylk) Royalty rates linked to some quality score for the author/product, e.g. reviews, or some quality mark (as suggested @KS2History and @Thedigitalstationer) A donation model (EDIT: this could be a system whereby a resource does not have a set price, but perhaps require a minimum contribution) Though not specifically related to royalty levels as such, but potentially of value for discussion here: An option for teachers to sign-up for a monthly buyer fee for a set number of resources Tell us what you think and share your ideas here too.