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I've just had a sale reported from an image I uploaded on the 12th December 2013.

From the subject and the price I suspect it is a newspaper.

Is this a record? 

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I had to look it up, but you just beat me.

 

Uploaded 3rd June, sale reported 6th July.

 

However mine was a distributor sale which lengthens the supply chain a little.  

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6 weeks.

Until 2012 I only had one sale in the same year as uploading.

Edited by spacecadet

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If you do LiveNews the gap can sometimes be counted in minutes...

 

 

 

km

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This one wasn't live news - but at $24.24 it looks a bit newspaperschemy. Only in net revenue so far - I'll find out more details tomorrow.

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If you do LiveNews the gap can sometimes be counted in minutes...

 

 

 

km

 

...especially if you happen to be in Aberystwyth at the moment!

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Sorry ;)

 

Uploaded 23 December 2013

 

 Sold in 2 weeks:

 

Country: United Kingdom
Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, Editorial print use only.
Industry sector: Media, design & publishing
Start: 06 January 2014
End: 06 January 2019

 

 

Arterra, lol again! :D

Edited by Arletta
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Uploaded an image on 8th November (2011), spotted it in The Mail on 13th November.

Didn`t show in sales until March 2012.

 

A few of my Live News images have sold a week or so after going from News to stock.

 

Joe

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Sorry ;)

 

Uploaded 23 December 2013

 

 Sold in 2 weeks:

 

Country: United Kingdom

Usage: iQ sale: Magazine, Editorial print use only.

Industry sector: Media, design & publishing

Start: 06 January 2014

End: 06 January 2019

 

 

Arterra, lol again! :D

 

OK, you win (so far)

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If you have a very fast  -- faster than the speed of light -- Internet connection, you could theoretically upload an image today and have it sell yesterday.

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My fastest-

 

Taken 19th September 2012, uploaded 28th September 2012, sale reported 3rd October 2012.

 

 

I haven't sold anything else nearly as fast as that, but perhaps if I uploaded a few more images instead of hanging around this forum...........

 

Sue

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If you have a very fast  -- faster than the speed of light -- Internet connection, you could theoretically upload an image today and have it sell yesterday.

 Doesn't need to be that fast, even dialup would work - just needs to be faster than speed of time. Upload just after midnight in Japan or Australia and make sale within about 18 hours in the US (esp west coast) and the sale date will be yesterday! (have about 10-12 hours to do it in the UK). Would have to be News I guess to that.

 

That is of course if Alamy uses local time for upload and sale rather than converting everything to Alamy UK time.

Edited by Martin P Wilson

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I know they can sell, theoretically, as soon as they are uploaded - it was the reporting date that surprised me. Newspapers usually take months.

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