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Discussion in 'Tes Authors' Group' started by mathsmutt, Aug 23, 2016.

  1. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

  2. TES_Rosaline

    TES_Rosaline Administrator Staff Member

    Hello @mathsmutt,

    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.
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  3. mrajlong

    mrajlong Senior commenter

    Calling Charleei!!

    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! :)
  4. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

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  5. mrajlong

    mrajlong Senior commenter

    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.
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  6. TheGingerTeacher

    TheGingerTeacher Established commenter Forum guide and community helper

    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>

    &bull; puts a bullet point

    &rarr; puts an arrow pointing right in the description

    &larr; puts an arrow pointing left in the description

    &diams; 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.
  7. mrajlong

    mrajlong Senior commenter

    Wow. Great! I especially like being able to put things in bold/italic
    Thanks again.
  8. Littlesherbetlemon

    Littlesherbetlemon Occasional commenter

    Thanks Charleei. This has now gone the top of my weekend to do list.
  9. treeickle

    treeickle New commenter

    Thank you so much, had a quick play on a resource I uploaded yesterday and the description looks so much better now! Really useful :)
  10. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

  11. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

  12. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

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  13. CoolaBoolaResources

    CoolaBoolaResources New commenter

    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.
  14. Katharine7

    Katharine7 New commenter

    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?

  15. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

    (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 *** 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 ***, so British laws may differ.

    Let's share tips and info here

  16. mathsmutt

    mathsmutt Star commenter

  17. LessonChest

    LessonChest New commenter

    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.
  18. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Can anyone tell me how you can delete one of your own resources? It seems to have changed since last time I did this.
  19. hoppytimes

    hoppytimes New commenter

    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.
  20. marlin

    marlin Star commenter

    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 authors@tes.com
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