That Man Behind the Curtain: May 2015

Another month means another report on how things are going!

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Hosting: ($17.06)
Stories: ($55.00)
Art: ($557.27)
Advertising: ($20.00)
Processing Fees: ($23.93)
Printing: ($6.25)
Donations: $77.00
Ad Revenue: $0.56
Book Sales: $153.57
Total: ($1267.41)
QTD: ($819.03)
YTD: $196.72
All Time: ($10,264.61)

As per usual, I try to list costs for art and stories under the month that the stories run on the site rather than when I pay them. Sales are for sales when they take place, not when it’s actually paid out to me. I also cover Paypal expenses when paying authors and artists.

This was mostly a typical month. The spike in art costs comes from payment for the “Postcards from the End” reward in our Kickstarter as well as the cover for our Summer 2015 quarterly.


We are closed to submissions. Our overall rate remains at 48.52%.


Number of followers in social media as of the end of last month.

Facebook: 960 (+14)
Twitter: 393 (-21)
Google+: 55 (+2)
Tumblr: 86 (+6)
Mailing List: 38 (+0)
Patreon: 9 (-1)


Our traffic was a little down in May. We had a total of 1,467 visits. Our traffic consisted of 1,097 users and 2,473 page views. Our highest day of traffic was 120.

This month’s search engine term is “what does my dream mean when i can’t get over a sand dune”.  Good luck, whoever you are.

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