i would like to know something, when are you planing to close this section, and r u guys gonna make a special price for the products and i mean all the products so at least as a buyer i will take advantage of that and the authors would get something from it, whether they succeeded in sales or not, cause i think envato from a marketing point of view has to put some water on wine , and give some good results for both sides of the medal for pruchasers and authors, even though if some products will be placed from tuts to whatever in codecanyon and such.
As far as I understand, within a month Tuts+ Marketplace will be closed.
And yes, a sale or other promotion to finish everything off would be fantastic.
i can see how this closure would annoy some people but it’s just business at the end of the day and stuff happens so you gotta deal with it. as for the way it’s been handled, meh, i’m not gonna lose any sleep over it. i got an email detailing the closure, can’t really expect much more tbh.
No offence meant there, but you have 84 sales and 2 tutorials some of us have several thousand sales and dozens of tutorials…
Why not just keep the existing approved items in their respective markets, Web Tuts on theme forest & graphic tuts on graphic river.
While I really like the idea of still having my tuts up, I don’t see how this would work. I doubt they would get any sales on those sites, since no one would really search for the topics tutorials were made. Unless of course a “Tutorial” category was made, which would be pretty cool in that case, and I could totally see working. Though some tutorials would be difficult to fit in on the other sites, just because of figuring out which genre they fit into.
It gave nice exposure and additional earnings. I definitely earned more through tuts marketplace than what I would get from submitting those tutorials to tuts+.
I will say that I earn more through TutsPlus Premium than I do/did with Tuts+ Marketplace, BUT the great thing about the marketplace was that I could sell a lot of files there, that I could never sell on TutsPlus Premium. Heck, as an example, my all time most popular file was actually rejected from Psd.Tuts! Even now, I have several tutorials that I know would never fit on any of the other channels (including my “Photoshop for Busy People” series, which I was actually making pretty decent money off). I think that’s the biggest shame, really, that a lot of content will just disappear. The Marketplace was a unique place for things like that.
By Muse, I of course mean Adobe Muse. The software has come quite a long way, and there are already other sites popping up offering pre-built themes for the software, that people can work from (generally around $30 as far as I can see). I’m sure every coder here is cringing, I realize the code isn’t all that great, but from a print design / graphic design background, the program is fantastic to work with, and makes a lot of things really easy. Sure, “why not just use a WordPress theme?”, because I’m horrible at coding, and so are many other people. And changing the layouts in such situations can be an absolute pain, and with Muse, that pain just generally isn’t there.
The software is of course still (relatively) young, and still lack a lot of features (such as integrated CMS), but it’s really something I would like to see here in the future
Oh, can the old Tuts+ Authors at least get a badge? Pretty please? Though I would still prefer a sale
Just to be clear, what make me upset is not that you close your site (this income is residual for me though I planned to upload a lot more content), it’s the way you do it… I expected an explanation other than “we do it for you”.
I would have to agree here (except for the “residual income” part, as I have several thousand sales). If the marketplace is to be closed, at least it would have been nice that it went out with a bang, not just a single short blog post.
Email received, Lance!For the other (now locked) thread on this discussion, have a look over here: http://themeforest.net/forums/thread/poor-marketplace-/86820?page=1
Lance, I’ve double checked my email, as well as the spam folder, as well as deleted folder, several days back, and there’s no mails to be found. To be sure I was checking the right one, I also double checked which email address I use here. So I would probably check on your end if other authors did not get the mail. When was this sent out?
That said, a 1 month notice is very short on something like this. I mean, practically half my income from marketplaces disappears quite suddenly. Heck, announcing new marketplaces that aren’t even up and running yet get a longer notice Any chance of at least a big sale or something the last 2 weeks or so?
The funny thing is that Tut+ gets more sales than ActiveDen.
Guessing which is next…
Or 3DOcean? Honestly, I don’t think it’s a matter of sales, I think it’s that Envato would prefer not to have “competing products” so to speak. I understand that, it’s a fair enough business descision, but it’s still really bad news for all the authors there (personally I’ll be losing out on about $400-$600 a month, and all I get is a forum post?).
This is very sad. I read some author’s complains about losing their items published there. I think this will good for Envato (as someone point here), but bad for the authors. I hope after this, Envato open a CMS Tuts (or at least Joomla Tuts), because without Tutplus the Joomla community would be sad.
The first part of your post pretty much sums up the situation. The second part… well, you could be lucky and get some tutorials in the Tutsplus site I suppose!
I guess they feel closing a marketplace is bad publicity, so they’re keeping it as quiet as possible.
While being incredibly rude to all the authors, yes.