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  1. Post your positive results in 2018 here! :)

    Likewise - 5 bucks in return for perpetual unlimited use ...sheesh...
  2. Other income

    Probably because you are sensible! I'm not saying that it actually matters to me but just a way of thinking about things - what is actual turnover ( amount paid by customers for my images) rather than what is left after commission ( after all, the commission rate can and does change). Commission is a business expense, for distributor sales that is 65% of what the client pays. If you let out a property you would write down the gross rent paid to the estate agent, not only the share that gets paid into your bank account, the agent's fees are a business expense. I did do my HMRC self-assessment return this way one year. It might be that there are occasions when you might want to report turnover rather than profit - just as, as I have said, other businesses do. Perhaps if you wanted to do a business plan or borrow money for investment? Looking at Alamy's accounts we look at the headline figure of turnover, not the pre-tax profit. Alamy doing this DACS claim for us is a service that they are providing and which we opt into it seems reasonable to know what we are being charged for this service. PS ( I'm not going to get worked up about this!)
  3. Help with fungi ID please!

    Duplicate thread - see the other one
  4. Other income

    But seriously aren't we entitled to know the gross amount that our images are earning. Alamy's commission is a business expense. I know it makes little difference to tax due in the end but at times I have worked out my annual income using gross figures and then deducted agency commission. After all isn't that what Alamy and every other business does in its accounts?
  5. Other income

    Yes, not sure why Alamy don't show their commission on this.
  6. Help with fungi ID please!

    Parasol mushroom - edible and delicious - especially if not previously used as floor mat Macrolepiota procera
  7. Subscription Sales?

    I disagree. When photographers accept low prices one thing if for sure - prices will get lower.
  8. Duration and uses

    The answer: These licenses will be for a single use of your image The additional details provided refer to the publication so in the below licenses you have highlighted these will be a monthly magazine with a print run of 40,000 and a bi-weekly magazine with a print run of 300,000. The reason for the 5 year duration will be due to fact that the license also includes digital and electronic magazine uses, which will have archive rights included. This means that it may be searchable on their website after the published date
  9. Duration and uses

    Yes indeed and I have asked them. I wondered if anybody else knew the answer and also wanted to raise it as a possible issue for contributors.
  10. For TV uses you need quite specific information about the programme or at least the TV channel. Alamy does not provide us with that information. They do give the option for them to claim just the TV element of the DACS claim - and that is what i do.
  11. Duration and uses

    Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 50,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1/2 pageStart: 01 November 2018End: 01 November 2023Print run:40,000;Duration:Monthly Country: United KingdomUsage: EditorialMedia: Magazine - print, digital and electronicPrint run: up to 250,000Placement: InsideImage Size: 1/4 pageStart: 15 October 2018End: 15 October 2023Print run: 300,000 ; Duration: Bi-weekly. Does this mean that the image is going to be used in every issue between the start and end dates. ie) bi-weekly for 5 years = 26 x 5 uses = 130 uses for $ 22.77 = $00.17 cents per use? Or is it purely information about the publication? If so why the five year duration?
  12. Other income

    Sorry for double post - yes it is a DACS payment. Must be for TV uses.
  13. Other income

    Yes that must be it. Thanks
  14. Other income

    Just had $33.20 payment without any deduction/commission to Alamy - it's described as 'Other Income' Any ideas?
  15. Other income

    Just had $33.20 payment without any deduction/commission to Alamy - it's described as 'Other Income' Any ideas?