Frequently asked questions about reselling SuperMemo

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This list was started on Jan 1, 1998. Last modified:

Question:
Can I get exclusivity for selling SuperMemo in my home country?

Answer:
As a rule SuperMemo World does not grant exclusivity for reselling SuperMemo in any country. However, the reseller may enhance his local standing by providing his own copyrighted materials in the local language, producing localized manuals, local CD-ROM mastering and replication, etc.


Question:
Can I sell SuperMemo products using my own packaging?

Answer:
Yes. This is the recommended option. You can produce the materials that best fit your local market and you can save on shipment costs.


Question:
What are the conditions of getting a link to my page about SuperMemo from the front page of the SuperMemo Website?

Answer:
It is enough that your page provides quality information about SuperMemo in your local language. You do not even have to participate in reselling the program. Link to your page should not be a distraction for those who might otherwise not read the material from the English site. So the quality is the primary factor


Question:
Can I save on selling bare SuperMemo CD-ROMs as opposed to selling full packages?

Answer:
Yes.


Question:
How difficult is it to adapt Advanced English to local needs?

Answer:
For European languages, Advanced English can be adapted with little cost and effort. Local interface for SuperMemo can be produced in 10 minutes. Translations of items can be created interactively in the course and the first 1000 or 2000 items can be translated in a week by a capable translator. For more see: Translating Advanced English.


Question:
Who pays for advertising SuperMemo?

Answer:
Advertising SuperMemo in non-Internet media is considered optional. Unless specifically agreed with SuperMemo World, advertising is paid for by the local reseller


Question:
Can I run SuperMemo sales from my home desktop?

Answer:
Yes. In the Internet era, you could set up your own website and sell SuperMemo products from the comfort of your own home.


Question:
I am a teacher in a local school and I see a great potential in SuperMemo. Could I become a reseller of SuperMemo?
Answer:
Yes. There are a number of options. You can consider:

  • reselling SuperMemo 15 via non-Internet channels
  • translating Advanced English and start selling a localized version

Many of these options require very little time or resources. For more info, e-mail to: SuperMemoMail 


Question:
Do you have an academic version of SuperMemo?
Answer:
No. We make it possible for students to get SuperMemo in return for writing material for SuperMemo Library. Many collections from the MegaMix CD-ROMs have been created this way


Question:
If I use SuperMemo to author/deliver business training programs, am I required to purchase a separate copy of SuperMemo for each computer the training is delivered on?
Answer:
No. You can use various forms of site licensing


You can publish your own SuperMemo CD-ROM
(Keith Gibson, USA, July 12, 1997)
Question:
Is it possible to produce one's own multimedia CD-ROM with SuperMemo?
Answer:
Yes. All you need is:

  1. a multimedia content,
  2. license for placing SuperMemo 15 on your CD-ROM (if you want to release it to the public),
  3. sufficient funds to replicate your knowledge system at a CD-ROM manufacturer (about $1000 for small releases).


All well-wishing links to supermemo.com are welcome
(brainpower, Apr 04, 2005, 01:06:40)
Question:
I have created a link to your website: http://lifelongscotland.tripod.com/brainpower/id2.html. I am a tutor and am building the site as a resource for my students to support my class and would like to direct them to your excellent memory resources. Please let me know if there is a problem with this
Answer:
No. We are very happy to see you spread a word about supermemo.com. Please note that you can place a reverse link to your site at newly created Wiki: http://supermemopedia.com/index.php?title=Links


Author royalties
(Fiona, Australia, Thu, Apr 25, 2002)
Question:
Why does the library pay only 33% to the authors? 67% should be more than enough to cover payment costs and online delivery costs
Answer:
Taxes alone consume nearly half of the revenue. Considering VAT, income tax, server, maintenance and processing costs, deductions, syndicated marketing fees, etc. this value, depending on the price of the collection, often results in a net loss to the library. Sadly, SuperMemo Library operations are still to make a profit. Unlike the music or publishing industry, SuperMemo Library takes utmost care about its authors and provides maximum support proportional to available means. Last but not least, 33% royalty is far ahead of the industry average


SuperMemo can always be purchased in any country
(anonymous, Aug 08, 2010, 08:15:16)
Question:
Will SuperMemo Store block orders from my country once I become a successful franchisee?
Answer:
No. You will need to ensure that users that come to your native site, stay in your site. Blocking orders coming from specific IPs can be circumvented via VPNs. When done for marketing reasons, such blocks often results in absurd situations. For example, you cannot order downloads from the Microsoft Store if you are located in one country, but you can easily do it from a neighboring country (even within the European Union). Those customers are often sent to purchase shrink-wrapped products from a local dealer, often at higher prices. That's a global waste of time, resources and energy (both physical and human). We want to see SuperMemo always available via simple downloads from any country on the globe: free or commercial. Some download problems may be a result of a local government policy (e.g. from China).

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