Why did I start thinking about « royalties » ?

(The english part is at the bottom of this article)

Thank you Kaoru for the Japanese part. ありがとう.













English part :

I won’t write so long about it.
These are some thoughts I have for a time. Let’s do it short and clear.

As a maker-seller, I was thinking to « give back » to (I prefer the word « donate ») the original inventor of the penmods I sell, if I have the opportunity.

Donation is not necessarily about money(cash), but can be about penmods, stuff, goods, food, and so on.

It is not because you refuse a donation (because you do it « for fun », for example) that your effort has not value.

Indeed, if penmods stores managers can success their business, it is mostly thanks to the designer of their products : either famous spinners or, in very rare cases, famous penmodders. Without us, they are basically nothing. No business.

I know these « designers » didn’t create their penmods for the money, but donation can be a kind of support from the sellers. I campaign about the fact that the creative and handmade work have a value.

The donation for the spinner could depend of how many products the seller sold. As a prize, an award, it could be considered like how much you earn from a tournament depending your ranking.

In my opinion, by helping the designers (the hard trainer spinners, penmodders or any other guy that invented something popular) on this way , a kind of « royalties » (even though the word can be strong for this context), we can make penspinning and penmodding more « professional » and more reliable toward the penspinning community and the society.

In mass production of an industrial product, the royalties for a designer is something like some cents each time the product is sold.

In penspinning businesses, I mean about handmade penmods selling, we can’t mass produce. At least in my case, I can’t. That is why I would like to support the designers of the penmods I am use the sell and give them between 5 and 10% of what I earn.

I would like that these people believe in what they are strong at and understand that each effort has a real value, whatever it is for the fun or not.