Loss of Tenkara Footage Rights (by Jan 31st)
16 CommentsThursday, 11 January 2018 | Paul G
Our Loss of Tenkara Footage Rights Means Much of Our Library is Disappearing after Jan 31st
UPDATE - The affected products have now been removed from our Gumroad store and are set to show Zero stock on our website until we can clean house completely.
So if you're an email subscriber, you'll already have had a heads up on the loss of tenkara footage rights that we've been hit with (as well as a special 20% discount on downloading Discovering Tenkara Vol 3 until Monday 15th Jan 2018). This is a quick post to let you know which publications are affected - FOLLOWED BY A SUITABLY DIPLOMATIC EXPLANATION OF WHY THIS IS HAPPENING...
Also - keep reading because I'll be setting up a blanket 10% discount code on the titles and bundles that will expire on January 31st 2018 (a Wednesday if I've read my calendar right).
First of all here are the individual titles that have disappeared (Download AND DVD):
By clicking on any of the above download links you can get a full description of exactly what you get in each publication.
The loss of products (and the 10% discount code) also applies to ANY AND ALL BUNDLES that any of the lost titles belong to. So, for example, the Megabundles or Ultimate Kebari Design Bundles. You can find a full list of REMAINING products here:
There are many more titles including the Manipulations bundle, Masami Sakakibara bundle and Dr Ishigaki onstream masterclass downloads.
The following titles are not affected and will continue to be sold as normal (and don't have the kibosh discount code applied):
Why are We Having to Lose so Much of Our Inventory?
I've had a lot of questions about whether it is relationships with people featured in the products that has caused this problem The answer to that is "No, definitely not". I don't want to get too bogged down in looking backwards, but for the sake of clarity, it boils down to a previous collaborator who ran the website and contributed footage (and worked on edits). Although demand for work on free and paid footage and website maintenance outstripped supply, our offer of continued "one third of proceeds" payments for the lifespan of products we'd already worked on together was rejected. Instead a payoff and then removal from sale/use products that contained his images and/or footage was negotiated before me and JP were able to work on projects as a pair.
Does this affect the Karasu Rods?
No! - Those are entirely separate from this problem.
What about Tenkara in Focus?
Obviously we've just had a huge chunk wiped off our assets value, so we are going to have to bust our asses to get new products lined up...
This is likely to slow down the rate that we can put out free episodes for a while. MASSIVE thanks to everyone who has supported the production and publication of the free episodes through opting in to Premium download content associated with the programme.
THIS INCLUDES YOUR SUPPORT ON THIS INVENTORY LIQUIDATION SALE - THANK YOU!
None of our projects could exist without you - and the tenkara community outside Japan would not benefit from the Free blogs and video content that your active support of our projects provides for us all.
Yes it is a massive shame that some genuinely historic events in our little tenkara world will now be lost from the publication record...The best that we can do is to try to carry on and continue to capture and share the best content that we are able to.
Please do use the social media buttons on this page to SHARE THIS LIQUIDATION SALE & STORY page, it will go some way towards improving our chances to continue what we do in tenkara. Also, I'll do my best to answer any questions and comments in the Comments section below,
Paul (Don't forget to SHARE, and Don't Miss your favourite download before it's gone forever)