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Here is another noobie question:-)

 

What are the pro's & Con's of opting into the distribution agreement. I received the email from Alamy asking if I wanted to opt in.

 

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Others will answer this question far more ably than I (I have not licensed via a distributor - and am a relative newbie myself).  However, as I see it:

 

Pros: more outlets to sell to (easier access to local markets)

Cons:  lower commission (and possibly lower prices in developing countries?)

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You only get 30%, but then it is 30% of something rather than 50% of nothing. The fees aren't as bad as the NU or newspaper scheme.

I've had from $125 to $19 gross.

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I've opted out as it's all cons as far as I can see.

 

To my mind the creator should still get their 50% cut and the rest shared between Alamy and the distributor.

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Alamy's cut drops to 30% but the distributor gets 40%, leaving us 30%.

 

I've had three such sales for about $15 net.

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When I got a $950 distributor sale last month, I was a lot more positive than before ;-)

Alamy and I got the same $280 and the distributor the rest ($380). Would I have wanted it the other way around? Of course. But maybe not that realistic.

 

wim

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