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Discussion in 'TES Authors' Group' started by mathsmutt, Aug 23, 2016.
Sorry for the delay in responding to your really good idea.
I've pinned the thread for you.
You can always start a private conversation with me, if I miss a request or suggestion.
Can you explain on this thread how to get links to other products in your descriptions. I, for one, would be very grateful for this info!
<strong><a href="https://www.tes.com/teaching-resource/instruction-writing-english-complete-unit-of-work-11073401"> Complete Instruction Writing Unit </a></strong>
With change the link and products to yours, (unless you want to send people to mine!)
Thanks, Charleei. That's a great tip. Now, can I be ar*ed to go through all my resources and add links. Mmm. Maybe one day!! Thanks again.
I know exactly what you mean lots of mine were before the hyperlinks worked so they aren't active. I just need to get around to it!
if you want to add other bits:
<strong> Makes this text bold </strong>
<em> Makes this text italic </em>
• puts a bullet point
→ puts an arrow pointing right in the description
← puts an arrow pointing left in the description
♦ puts a diamond in your description
There is html to put underlines in description but it never seems to work for me so I gave up.
Wow. Great! I especially like being able to put things in bold/italic
Thanks Charleei. This has now gone the top of my weekend to do list.
Thank you so much, had a quick play on a resource I uploaded yesterday and the description looks so much better now! Really useful
Using the work of others:
For those of you who wish to expand:
Nielsen ISBN Agency
Parts of a book:
Articles on how to publish an e-book
Here's some advice for creating PowerPoints which I have picked up from the Microsoft Educator Community (https://education.microsoft.com/ ) via Microsoft Virtual Academy: (https://mva.microsoft.com/ )
I agree it would be good to see total profit on the overview page. You can export your sales on the resource management page top right it says export.csv.
I had a conversation with my HT about copyright on resources I've made and sold in my own time, she said it was fine but I haven't got anything in writing yet. @LessonChest - do you mind me asking what you included in your written permission?
My HT also said I should fill in a pecuniary interests form - has anyone else done this?
(The following is copied from a post by @LanguageArtsLab )
Thought I'd share what I know:
- you can create support materials (tests etc) for novels, but not course books or textbooks or commercial education programs (e.g. The Cafe/ Daily 5)
- you can't use pictures or parts of the novel or any commercial materials such as a movie poster or DVD cover
- you will need to upgrade to a business licence for MS Office
- openclipart.org is an awesome free resource
- anything on Gutenberg.org is copyright free in the US
- lots of TpT sellers offer free, limited amounts of clip art for commercial use (as long as you credit them)
- brand names are O-U-T = no Disney, no McDonalds etc
- you can't take stories from news websites/ newspapers and republish them
This is all to the best of my knowledge but I learned from TpT, so British laws may differ.
Let's share tips and info here
(This is copied from @TES_Natalie , since it is very useful!)
Generic school letter with a simple explanation. Anything I produce outside of school, using my own equipment, that is not similar to other resources the school has produced, is mine.
Can anyone tell me how you can delete one of your own resources? It seems to have changed since last time I did this.
Author dashboard - Resource management tab - scroll down to find the resource you want to delete - click on the resource - the Delete button will be on the right.
I've been asked by @mathsmutt to copy this information here from another thread. It was in response to an author wanting to contact someone who had bought a resource from them.
How to start a conversation.
Click on your avatar in the top right of your screen to reveal the drop down menu.
This will take you to this page:
Click on Start a New Conversation and enter the posters name in the box.
Sending an alert via the @ symbol ( eg @marlin ) is another way to let a poster a know you wish to contact them.
These two methods only work if the poster uses the community section and is likely to check their alerts.
If not then perhaps ask TES for help. From the resource info page: Contact the author team at firstname.lastname@example.org