I have had a lot of people ask me why I am not putting my online classes into PluralSight. The answer is quite simple, their business model does not align well with the type of content being discussed, I have had these discussions with them before.
The pluralsight default royalty model is setup upon a fractional payment payment system based upon views % during a period. This works wonderful for commoditized trainings such as “learn C# quickly” especially if its primarily screencasts. It makes just next to no sense to put up 4 days worth of content.
Think about your viewing habits. Are you going to watch one episode at a time over the course of 12 months or are you going to spend a weekend/week during gym time etc and watch all of the content? So let’s just imagine that the way it worked was based upon viewing % during the month the royalties would end up being +- $10/viewer on average. Factor in 15k-20keu in order to film/edit 20-25 hours of content and you are saying that maybe you hope to break even at 2500 people viewing.
For a short commoditized class such as “Introduction to iOS programming” things would make total sense, wide audience and low production cost, high relevance. For something like a 3 day class + extra material it makes almost no sense.
That said they do now say that “things are open for negotiation” so maybe its worth talking to them.