There will be a 15 per cent deduction for website maintenance, editorial oversight and management costs.
Registration fees, after deduction of website costs, will be divided between content creators on a bimonthly basis, calculated in proportion to the amount of their content downloaded by each title. For example, if a publisher downloads 500 items over a two month period and 100 are the work of one content creator, s/he will be due payment of 20 per cent of the registration fee for that two month period, less the 15 per cent deduction for website costs.
So, if the publisher has opted for a monthly registration fee of €2,400 per title, the content creator will be due payment of €816. That’s €2,400 X 2 = €4,800. €4,800 - €720 (website costs) = €4,080. 20 per cent of €4,080 = €816.
As the content creator retains copyright to their work, their content may be published across multiple titles, thereby significantly increasing their earnings.
Fees from unregistered publishers will be paid to the individual content creators on a bimonthly basis, less a 15 per cent deduction for website costs.
For example, a 500 word article published by five titles would give the content creator a total payment of €233.75. That’s €55 X 5 = €275. €275 - €41.75 (website costs) = €233.75.