Welcome to the Pattern Marketplace Designer Resources Page!
You can download our pattern marketplace designer contract by clicking on the link below. Please fill in your name and sign in the indicated fields. You can then submit it together with your pattern submissions.
In order to submit your patterns for the Making Stories marketplace, please fill out the form below. This is also where you can upload your signed designer contract.
Please note: You might have to scroll down insight the form to get to the very end!
Where can I find more information about the Making Stories pattern marketplace?
How much does it cost to list a pattern on the Making Stories pattern marketplace?
We have a simple fee structure: A selling fee of 3% of your net sales + any payment fees that occur (2.9% of gross sales + €0.30 (Paypal) / €0.25 (Stripe) per transaction).
Can I add patterns that have not been published in a Making Stories publication before?
For the start of the marketplace, we’re limiting it to only patterns that we’ve published in one of our publications before. We’re still a small team, and we want to make sure that we’re setting up everything smoothly and well, so we need to limit the amount of patterns we’re taking on. We’ll let you know once we’re ready to add more patterns!
Can I add translations of my patterns to the marketplace?
Yes, of course! Simply submit them with the form or email them to us and let us know whether you’d like to list them separately or as one pattern.
Can I set the prices of my patterns freely?
Yes! You can set any price that you want. It’s just important to remember that the price that is shown in the webshop is always the same, no matter where the customer is based and whether they pay VAT or not. (This is different to an option that Ravelry has where the prices that are shown to the customer differ depending on their location.) When we calculate your marketplace revenue, we take out the VAT as this is passed on to the tax authorities. When you start out on the marketplace, you might want to factor in a slight buffer amount for VAT in your prices just in case - you can always adjust your price based on your customer mix later on.
Do I have to use the pattern PDF provided by Making Stories or can I use my own branding?
You’re more than welcome to use your own branding / version of your pattern if you’d like to do so!
Do I have to worry about VAT?
No! We’re taking care of all things VAT - you can sell your patterns through the marketplace to customers all over the world without having to worry about registering for VAT. The only way VAT is impacting you is when you set your prices as the price shown for your patterns on the website is always the same, no matter where someone is based and whether or not they pay VAT. (This is different to an option that Ravelry has where the prices that are shown to the customer differ depending on their location.) When we calculate your marketplace revenue, we take out the VAT as this is passed on to the tax authorities.
Do you provide Marketing materials for us to share that we’re listing on the Making Stories pattern marketplace?
Yes! They’ll be available here once we’ve launched.
Will you be selling individual patterns from a certain issue at the same time as the full magazine, i.e. right from the launch date?
No, we won’t. The earliest that patterns can be added to the marketplace is when the rights revert back to you which is four months after publication date.
What do I need to do when I want to update a pattern that’s listed?
Email us the new version of the pattern plus anything else that we need to know about it, e.g. does any of the information on the pattern page change. We’ll then update the pattern in the webshop and email the new version to any previous customers.