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What are royalty levels?

Last Updated: Nov 29, 2016 03:36PM GMT

Royalty levels reward authors with higher royalty rates and additional benefits based on the number of premium resources they publish. These rates apply to premium resources sold on TES and do not apply to free resources.
 
From 1st December 2016 these rates apply to ALL premium resources sold on TES.
 
The royalty levels are as follows:
 
Gold - 100+ resources = 80% after VAT
Silver - 50 - 99 resources = 75% after VAT
Bronze - 10 - 49 resources = 70% after VAT
New Authors - 1-9 resources = 60% after VAT minus 30p/30c transaction fee
 
For a detailed breakdown of each sale, simply click on any sale listed in the ‘Finances’ tab of your Author Dashboard.
 
Please note that Royalty amounts can differ from sale to sale due to the following:
 
VAT on each transaction (where applicable) is deducted from the purchase price, then the royalty rate is calculated thereafter.
 
The percentage of VAT charged depends on the location of the individual buying the resource (their VAT jurisdiction).
 
Additionally, (and, unfortunately, this is where it gets most confusing), we don’t always apply VAT to 100% of the purchase amount (the £/$ amount the resource was purchased for) in situations where VAT applies, because in some situations the purchase is made in part with ‘incentive’ credit (credit that TES grants to the user), which isn’t taxable. So – whenever a purchase includes a percentage amount of incentive credit, the full taxable amount doesn’t equate to the amount the resource was purchased for.  In short – in some instances, authors will be receiving slightly more than the rates advertised; but, never less.

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