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Sharing resources on Tes

Discussion in 'TES Authors' Group' started by tesAuthorTeam, Jun 7, 2017.

  1. MosaiK

    MosaiK Occasional commenter

    Hello again, I tried this question in a different thread but had no reply yet.
    It's still about why I have more downloads than sales... So far I have not uploaded any freebies. All my resources either come as one single file or one zip file. I don't understand how people can download without it showing in my sales figure... I am new to selling on TES. Could it be that I inadvertently agreed to promotions and this means my resources can be downloaded for free?
    Just to explain further, my sales figure has not changed since Friday night and yet my download figure has gone up...
    Thank you, :)
  2. sparkhallo

    sparkhallo New commenter

    Hi Salsify,
    What are your numbers for each of the following:
  3. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    I hold the copyright on my 1,300 poems for children and would be pleased to partner with a teacher who might be interested in working with me to bring both my poems and some really good lesson plans to teachers. It would be possible, as you know, to sell these resources on TES together as one package. Contact me if you'd like to do this. The teachers would have brand new and up-to-date poems without copyright problems, and the teachers would also have these plus lesson plans. These popular poems of mine go out to 188 countries of the world via my websites (Google Josie's Poems) so Google Analytics tell me, and many have been published in books in the past and Oxford University Press are now beginning to take them. There are a great many which, of course, come to teachers via TES. Thank you so much TES! They are good poems for certain.
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  4. MosaiK

    MosaiK Occasional commenter

    Thank you for your time and effort to reply to me. It appears my question has now been resolved. Basically when someone purchases my resource they can then download it several times, e.g. onto different devices. So I guess this makes perfect sense.
    I have since uploaded freebies as well so I suppose my numbers will soon change again.
    Thanks :)
  5. JosieWhitehead

    JosieWhitehead Star commenter

    Ha ha - ~Who waved the magic wand? I sold a book on TES for £2. I am due to receive 90p - so I now have 70p over my £10. How rich can one get in one's retirement? Thanks for passing the hat and buying the book! Magic or what? Oh I should add: Yes, how good things are in retirement! I started teaching on £11 a week so £10.90 is almost the same as a week's wages for teaching in 1964! Things do get better and better as you get older - you wait and see!
  6. WeTeachWell

    WeTeachWell New commenter

    I certainly understand your point. I faced this issue today when I saw a paid resource which had used some still shots from a movie promo. I have spent many hours making sure that all the shots I am using at copyright free and I also give credit to the photographer.

    There are some great sites like Unsplash and pixabay where you can get excellent copyright free images to use. Like you I believe it is better to respect others copyright if we want ours to be respected.



  7. MissMollyMop

    MissMollyMop New commenter

    I agree with the pictures etc... I have avoided using any images that I haven't tried to create myself, it's very difficult to produce something bright and flashy when you're relying on hand made collage, photo's and drawings. I'm no artist. The last thing I want is to take someone else's work that would be awful. I have however found a few things that have helped me. Audacity for audio files, completely open source .ogg format, Fotosketcher, open source, pixababy and openclipart org. Maybe these can help you.
  8. SamiC

    SamiC New commenter

    At the risk of being lauded as a complete numpty, can I just ask if the reason why TES started to charge for resources was about copyrighting/plaigarism and hours spent making them being renumerated?
    I was quite surprised to find as many resources as there are on there that are chargeable!
  9. ClassroomChemist

    ClassroomChemist New commenter

    It seems that the copyright issue isn't being policed well. Even now a long time after paid resources have become available there are authors uploading resources that still don't understand the rules. BBC bitesize images seem to be popular. This is so common that I doubt with many it is an intentional disregard for breaking copyright laws and is simply a lack of understanding.
    Could I propose that tes send an email or communicaiton of some sort to all authors of what is/isn't acceptable in terms of image use?
  10. tesAuthorTeam

    tesAuthorTeam Administrator Staff Member TES Authors' forum host

    Thanks @schoolsciences for your suggestion - while we've given guidance on this for a while (check out our FAQs for more info) - we also get users to tick a box on every upload - but we want to be even clearer / tougher on this as part of the quality project and there'll be more announcements on that soon.
  11. ClassroomChemist

    ClassroomChemist New commenter

    That's good to know that progress is happening. Thanks for the reply.
  12. henrypoole

    henrypoole New commenter

    If I download a free resource, can I forward this to another teacher via email? or is this a breach of copyright?

    In other words would they have to download the resource from TES themselves

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