You’re right AndrVlad, after I did the math I also ended up with thinking “envato will not care at all”.
However, having the author with the most sales across the whole envato network leaving (yes Pressmaster was above themefusion) is a strong sign, I’d say.
Just had a look at answer9730’s profile via web-archive, another good succesful author lost for videohive.
I’m sure many authors have left in the last months. Some did announce it in the corresponding threads, although they weren’t as big as Pressmaster or answer9730 (in terms of sales volume).
But the actual number of authors leaving will be more than we will be able to recognize, unless you memorize every single author and check their portfolios everyday.
It’s a pity that it has to be like this
Pressmaster has been the #1 photodune author, too, hasn’t he? At least in the top 10 I think.
edit: yes, he was #1 with almost 20k more sales than the second. (about 70k sales).
Envato lost the top author of two of their marketplaces, from whose sales they got 67%. That should cut a hole in the budget they will feel…
Hi, I had the same problem like you. I would have been under the top 3 I think, but had my first sale at the end of the previous month.
It is a pity, but I can tell you: It didn’t prevent me from being succesful as an author here. Keep uploading high quality stuff and that will bring you much more sales than this list.
I expected this to happen. Actually, we might see this for a lot of other non exclusive authors now. Getting 33% but paying taxes for 80% and having full responsibility is simply a really bad deal.
the buyer fee / author fees are part of the envato terms for about a year now.
They just implemented it now in the statement page, but according to envato’s official statement regarding who pays who here, we are paying envato a fee since 2006.
I demand an invoice for that so I can deduct the author fee as business expense because according to envato’s ongoing fairy tale I received 80% of the list price for a long time now. I haven’t seen that money on the statement page, nor on my bank account, yet that’s envato’s claim.
I demand an invoice for the fees I paid to envato.
Perhaps we can look at better feedback when a message is rejected for violating spam rules to make it clear when a message doesn’t get through. I’ll investigate and get back to you.
That sounds good! Then I know if it really is your spam filter and not something else.
However, the very first test mail I sent did not arrive. The two after that, did.