• That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2016

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    Our table at Capital Indie Book Con!

    Our table at Capital Indie Book Con!

    Now’s the time that we look back at the numbers for June!

    The Money Aspect

    Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.
    Hosting: ($17.06)
    Stories: ($70.00)
    Art: ($560.00)
    Advertising: ($50.00)
    Processing Fees: ($20.69)
    Printing: ($382.44)
    Donations: $42.71
    Ad Revenue: $0.17
    Online Book Sales: $45.14

    Total: ($1,012.17)
    QTD: ($3,316.81)
    YTD: ($83.20)
    All Time: ($14,227.23)

    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.

    Submissions

    We were open to regular and exclusive submissions in June. We received 75 submissions (15 classified ads, 18 exclusives, and 42 regular submissions). Of these, we accepted 32 (42.67%). This amounts to all 15 classified ads (100%), 6 exclusives (33.33%), and 11 regular submissions (26.19%). All time acceptance rate is now 45%.

    Followers

    At the end of June:

    Facebook: 1,357 (+15)

    Twitter: 481 (+31)

    Google+: 60 (+0)

    Tumblr: 149 (+4)

    Mailing List: 61 (+1)

    Patreon: 11 (+0)

    Traffic

    June’s traffic went up. We had 1,215 visits, involving 826 users and 2,032 page views.

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