The following are rates for Knitting Pattern A Day Calendar.
—Posted 17 November 2016—
Year of Publication: 2016
Type of design: Hat
Is your design: Knit
How much were you paid by a flat fee?: A Copy of the calendar
How much did you gross in royalties in the first year of the design’s release? (if N/A enter N/A): N/A
Was your design: solicited by the company
Was your sample returned?: N/A – Company provided sample
Were you paid according to the terms of your agreement?: Yes
Relationship with company: first time working with company
Did you have a written contract?: Yes
Did you negotiate your contract terms?: No
Briefly describe your royalty payments: One time payment in the form of a copy of the calendar.
What best describes the rights you granted this company? Non-exclusive rights; can concurrently self-publish.
Who was responsible for the following:
Yarn Support – Designer
Sample – Designer
Grading – Designer
Tech Editing – Company
Photography – Designer
Layout – Company
Customer Support – Designer
Yardage of sample: up to 250yds [229m]
Weight of yarn used in sample: Worsted
How many sizes did you grade?: 1
Primary stitch used in the design: Knit/Purl Motif
Would you work with this company again?: No
How would you rate your experience with this company? 1/5
Anything else you would like others to know about your experience with this company? I have submitted for a few years to this publication. Communication between editor and designer is sadly lacking and often follows a “script”. Company was supposed to tech edit and I’ve had customers complain as errors have been found. The promise of being entered into a “contest” to win actual money (rather than just a copy of the calendar) seems to lean heavily towards designers who have repeatedly submitted over several years.