This is a little late because we’ve been super busy with our Kickstarter. Here’s a look at last month’s numbers!
The Money Aspect
Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.
Processing Fees: ($15.09)
Ad Revenue: $0.73
Book Sales: $64.55
All Time: ($14,144.04)
Last month I had an error in my spreadsheet that skewed my numbers a lot more than they should have been. Here’s to hoping I worked out all the bugs.
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. (This does not apply to special content which does not have a specific month associated with it.) 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 as best I can. Paypal has made it more difficult, so I’m not as capable of covering international fees.
We were closed to submissions in December. All time acceptance rate remains 48.84%.
Number of followers in social media as of the end of last month. Again, in order to better promote backing us through Patreon, we created a new Mad-Scientist-Journal-only Patreon.
Our traffic was down further in December. We had a total of 620 visits. Our traffic consisted of 447 users and 1,053 page views. Our highest day of traffic was 36.
This month’s search engine term “mad scientist fanfic”.