Just a quick heads up that in the weeks ahead we’ll be inviting selected GraphicRiver authors to participate in a new product called Envato Elements that we plan to launch in 2016.
Envato Elements will be a subscription aimed at agencies, designers and professionals who need items on a frequent or high-volume basis. It is a brand new platform (separate to Envato Market) with a distinctive user experience and carefully curated content library, plus various features that large customers need (e.g. sub-accounts, user management, usage reports, etc)
For authors, this represents a great opportunity to reach new customers and earn additional revenue. Both exclusive and non-exclusive authors can participate.
Contributors to Envato Elements will share in 50% of the net revenue from subscriptions (regardless of the exclusivity of their items). From our side, Envato will be making a heavy investment in marketing and promotion to attract a large new audience of design professionals who may not be well served by Envato Market because of their volume requirements and their need for particular group account features.
If you’re an active author on GraphicRiver, chances are you are already in the process of being considered! Our team is systematically going through all active authors, evaluating each against the selection criteria, and inviting those that we believe are the very best fit.
There are only a limited number of spots available pre-launch, but as the subscriber base grows we’ll be able to open up the opportunity to more contributors.
So if you miss out on an invitation in the next few months, please don’t get discouraged! Keep working on building a portfolio of consistently high quality items, present them well, stay up to date on design trends, and then re-apply when we open up inbound applications at a later date.
There are still plenty of details to be worked out, but we wanted to give you all some advance notice before we start reaching out to selected authors soon. If you have questions, ask them here and we’ll do our best to answer them.