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Feeling undervalued

Discussion in 'TES Authors' Group' started by mrajlong, Sep 23, 2017.

  1. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    A fav author now has 2 resources in the top picks section on the resource homepage...I'm kinda getting bored of pointin' this out @TES Resource Team
     
  2. thinky

    thinky Occasional commenter

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  3. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    And yet we have been assured that these authors are just regular authors who get the same promotion as everyone else. Hilarious that I suggested in a previous post that it's about time these new friends of tes brought out some addition and subtraction resources for them to over promote and...hey presto. Despicable.
     
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  4. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    Thank you @thinky for trying to fight this battle on Facebook. Let's hope this thread isn't stopped too. If these are "just authors", why are their reviews a bit dodgy and why are they over-promoted? Two simple questions that have yet to be answered. How hard can this be? Why are these authors being pushed at buyers more than anyone else? Who is choosing what to put in these promotions? Are Tes looking at popularity? If so why aren't my and others' resources being included in the promotions for particular subjects when they are clearly popular and in most cases better value? So many questions, so few answers. The link that Thinky provided does not represent a range of different author's resources - just the new "friends". Who says these represent mastery? - the reason given by Tes for their preferential treatment. No offence intended, but they look pretty bog standard to me. No doubt useful, but not a "wow" moment and certainly not good value for money. I am so disappointed by this...Been creating resources for 3 years and could only dream of the promotion these authors are getting (they've been on here since September) :(
     
  5. Alice K

    Alice K New commenter

    Couldn't agree more with the above post. We deserve to know why 'the special ones' are constantly at the forefront.
     
  6. richardtock

    richardtock New commenter

    I get what you're saying MrAjlong. The previous promotion was too subtle. Don't worry. They've fixed that
     

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  7. tesAuthorTeam

    tesAuthorTeam New commenter TES Authors' forum host

    Hi authors

    We've outlined in a bit more detail in a new thread to clear up some of the confusion here. https://community.tes.com/threads/maths-mastery-on-tes.765467/

    @mrajlong we hope to hear back from you soon regarding our recent email & invitation.

    @ALL - we appreciate your feedback and are working on ways to better support authors with data, insights and promotions and look forward to sharing this info with you in our author newsletters and blog. We are also welcoming feedback on the author blog via this form.

    If you are interested in appearing on the author blog, please use this form to provide some info, with a bit about yourself & whether you are happy for an image of yourself to be used. We will follow up with you directly. We are looking for stories and resources to inspire the worldwide community so we're looking forward to hearing from you.

    Thanks!
     
    Last edited: Oct 13, 2017
  8. vcurrie19

    vcurrie19 New commenter

    I really wish @TES Resource Team would reply directly about this with a satisfactory answer
     
  9. EC_Resources

    EC_Resources Occasional commenter

    Yeah lots of people are doing this websites like this now. I've got one too. It's a good idea, but unfortunately getting the kind of traffic Tes/TPT do is a bit of a pipe dream. SEO work is tough and expensive - but you never know unless you try I suppose!
     
  10. thinky

    thinky Occasional commenter

    I took a look at your website but it looked like many of the resources were in breach of copyright - a straight forward copy of Michael Rosen's work for example: https://www.tes.com/teaching-resour...ear-hunt-digital-copy-online-version-11632269

    That makes me cautious of adding my own work. Apologies if you in fact have the necessary permissions, but that would be a surprise.
     
  11. thinky

    thinky Occasional commenter

    @mrajlong you've finally made it :)

    There's hope for us all...
    [​IMG]
     
  12. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    Oh, no! The new maths mastery products are being promoted BIG TIME on Tes. And guess what? Yep, it's all the same authors again. So all the authors who emailed Tes with links to their resources have been universally ignored. These new "chosen ones" are impacting my sales, of this I have no doubt, seeing as they are in direct competition with my primary maths resources. I AM FUMING @TES Resource Team.

    This is despicable behaviour. Words cannot express my upset at this betrayal after all my hard work :(

    I will be exploring other ways of selling my resources seeing as the thousands of pounds Tes have had in commission from me gets me nothing...
     
  13. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    And so these people are mastery specialists are they? Who decided that? Who approached them? Where were they recruited from and what deal was made with them? Answer these questions @TES Resource Team ...were they existing authors? Did you approach existing authors (as a sign of loyalty) to see if they would be interested? Do you agree to over promote them and stuff all the other primary maths specialists? Gonna stop now before I type a word that will be starred out!
     
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  14. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    Why? What happened? Your image doesn't show up!
     
  15. mrajlong

    mrajlong Established commenter

    Forget that...got the image working. WOW! (Didn't sell any though ;)) Wonder how long it was there for!
     
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  16. thinky

    thinky Occasional commenter

    It had gone by the time I'd refreshed the page. I've received an email and pop ups about the latest mastery resources though.

    I think the direction of travel is obvious. TES has used other sellers to establish a market which it now intends to exploit with its own resources.

    I'm in the process of removing my main resources on here and replacing them with (useful) samples instead. That way I can make my full resources available on my own site and at TPT while using TES as a promotional outlet.
     
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  17. Alice K

    Alice K New commenter

    Had to laugh. After many posts to this thread regarding the over promotion of certain favourite sellers, one of my resources appeared on the TES PICKS. Noticed it about an hour ago. I returned a few minutes ago to discover that it has disappeared. Well ,it was nice while it lasted!:confused:
     
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  18. Littlesherbetlemon

    Littlesherbetlemon Occasional commenter

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    @mrajlong you're there again!!! I was so surprised that your product is being advertised again that I completed missed that my resource was too!!! ;) upload_2017-11-8_11-25-54.png
     
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