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Has anyone had any sales to Japan recently. They have made up a good percentage of my income over the last couple of years but I haven't had any for a worryingly long time.

Have they dried up completely or is it just me?

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Yes same here.

Used to be quite regular there but nothing for a year or more. Used to be good payers too.

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Richard

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Last one for me was in October this year:

 

Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Television (editorial)
Print run: Unlimited transmissions
Placement: Use within body of show
Start: 01 September 2013
End: 01 September 2016

 

A very solid 3 figure sale.

 

dd

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They still seem to be coming in for me - 3 so far this month for 3 figure sums and 27 so far this year for almost exactly $3000 gross. However, I haven't actually analysed whether or not this is higher or lower than previous years.

 

Ian D

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I had a sale in Japan on November 13 for $130.31. 

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Interesting. I had 16 up to September, but nothing since then. They are nice amounts, which is why I miss them. It's good to hear some people (Ian) are still getting them and they haven't simply stopped for some reason.

A couple of years ago I had four big Japanese sales on New Year's Eve. Fingers crossed.

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I too had one in September of this year, but they aren't as frequent as they were a couple of years ago.

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Had one in today, but not via Alamy.  Original fee would have been £203 for editorial use (I get 25%).

 

Editorial sales in Japan nearly all good.

 

As they are in much of Northern Europe and USA. 

 

United Kingdom: rubbish.  How did we let this happen?

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I haven't had many from Japan but had one at the end of October 2013

 

Country: Japan

Usage: Editorial

Media: Retail book - print only

Print run: up to 25,000

Placement: Inside

Image Size: 1/4 page

Start: 29 October 2013

End: 29 October 2016

 

Lynne

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I also haven't had many from Japan, yet this dropped in yesterday

 

Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Television (editorial)
Print run: Unlimited transmissions
Placement: Use on opening titles
Start: 01 November 2013
End: 01 November 2023

 

Tim

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Oh well, this is encouraging. I had feared something had happened with the Japanese distributor, Brazil-style. 

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Had one yesterday for a textbook so they are still happening.

Pearl

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Had this one in November:

Country: Japan

Usage: Editorial

Media: Textbook - print only

Print run: up to 5,000

Placement: Inside

Image Size: 1 page

Start: 01 October 2013

End: 01 October 2014

$ 139.00

 

Rolf

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One in April for TV; one in November for a magazine.

 

wim

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A Japan sale for $135 popped up today, certainly much better than most other distributor sales. First one in a while.

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Not happy either with the ridiculously low Danish prices (Apparently Denmark pays less than Poland :wacko:)

 

To end on a positive note, January started quite well :)

 

Haven't you heard? Polish are masters of miracles - we earn not much, but buy a lot, money is coming from nowhere and we can afford everything :P (after last global financial analysis) ;)

 

As I remember, Jan. is one of the worst months? So, we'll see only better ...? :P

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This one just dropped in this morning and not a bad price compared with recent offerings.

Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Textbook - print only
Print run: up to 10,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 01 December 2013
End: 01 December 2018

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This one just dropped in this morning and not a bad price compared with recent offerings.

Country: Japan

Usage: Editorial

Media: Textbook - print only

Print run: up to 10,000

Placement: Inside

Image Size: 1/8 page

Start: 01 December 2013

End: 01 December 2018

 

...and I had one exactly the same. That's a relief.

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One on 09 January 2014 for $108

Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Newspaper - provincial/free
Print run: up to 25,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/2 page
Start: 01 December 2013
End: 08 December 2013

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One on 31 December 2013 for $32.65

Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Retail book - print only
Print run: up to 5,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/8 page
Start: 01 November 2013
End: 01 November 2014

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P.S. Phillipe, I had four sales from early last year with the above license terms(Japan, retail book, 1/8 page, 5,000 print run, 1 year), but prices range from $25.74 to $40.08

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I had a nice sale in Japan but it was spoilt by the japanese demanding a commission of 40%.  So 40% to Alamy and 40% to the Japanese agent, left very little for me. Still something is better than nothing when we no longer have to provide mounted prints to sell.

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One for me this morning for a 3 figure price :) but via a distributor :(

 

Country: Japan

Usage: Editorial

Media: Textbook - print only

Print run: up to 5,000

Placement: Inside

Image Size: 1 page

Start: 01 December 2013

End: 01 December 2018

 

Kumar

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I have 2 sales since last Sept. That kinda made up 66.6% of all my sales given I only managed 3 sales so far  :(

 

My very 1st sale 30 Sep 2013 for $300+

Country: Japan

Usage: Direct mail/Brochures
Media: Promotional brochures/ Leaflets/Inserts
Industry sector: Travel & tourism
Print run: up to 25,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 2 page spread
Start: 30 September 2013
End: 30 December 2013

 

Another on 21 Jan 2014 for $60+ but via a distributor

Country: Japan
Usage: Editorial
Media: Textbook - print only
Print run: up to 5,000
Placement: Inside
Image Size: 1/4 page
Start: 01 December 2013
End: 01 December 2016

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I had a retail book through a distributor in Japan this month. A bit more $$ than yours.

 

Paulette

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