I really don't understand why we need these royalty tiers. Why can't we just have a fair commission rate for ALL authors, regardless of number of resources or sales per year? Say 70% for everyone? The proposed new model penalises authors with niche markets, or those who offer good value. And the 30p transaction charge is ridiculous, you're already taking 20-40% commission so there's absolutely no need for this on top, it's just greedy. If a £3 transaction doesn't have a charge then a 60p one shouldn't either. The transaction charge penalises authors (like myself) whose resources are mainly individual activities or worksheets which tend to be low-cost items, but still high-quality and useful. I just count myself lucky that I create science resources rather than a more niche area, as I'd be completely scuppered under the proposed new system. Never mind the wrong tree, TES seem to be barking up the wrong forest.