That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2015

Another month means another report on how things are going!

Drink Nesbitt's

This has nothing to do with the post. I just thought I’d jazz this up with a photo I took recently.

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Hosting: ($17.06)
Stories: ($70.00)
Art: ($293.57)
Advertising: ($30.00)
Processing Fees: ($8.60)
Printing: ($149.65)
Donations: $40.00
Ad Revenue: $0.70
Kickstarter: $5.00
Book Sales: $74.28
Total: ($448.90)
QTD: ($1716.91)
YTD: ($252.18)
All Time: ($10,713.51)

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. Sales have dropped off a bit. After almost a year, it appears that That Ain’t Right has started to lose momentum. We also had another $5 come in through Backerkit for our Kickstarter.


We were closed to submissions up through the end of June. Our overall acceptance rate remains at 48.52%.


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

Facebook: 971 (+11)
Twitter: 392 (-1)
Google+: 56 (+1)
Tumblr: 95 (+9)
Mailing List: 38 (+0)
Patreon: 9 (+0)


Our traffic was down in June. Summer always seems to mark a slump for us. We had a total of 1,180 visits. Our traffic consisted of 844 users and 1,861 page views. Our highest day of traffic was 120.

This month’s search engine term is “method of family management”.  I’m sorry, but you’ve come to the wrong place. Runner up is the ever persistent “ebay 1979’s quilt patterns”. I would like to think I’m really screwing up someone’s search results.

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