That Man Behind the Curtain: July 2016

Butterfly at Woodland Park Zoo

Not related to this: here’s a butterfly from the exhibit at Woodland Park Zoo.

Once again, we’re looking at numbers. This time for July!

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.
Hosting: ($17.06)
Stories: ($210.00)
Art: ($250.00)
Advertising: ($20.00)
Processing Fees: ($22.86)
Printing: ($272.97)
Conventions: ($5.20)
Donations: $37.71
Ad Revenue: $0.26
Physical Sales: $52.00
Online Book Sales: $100.34

Total: ($607.78)
QTD: ($607.78)
YTD: ($690.98)
All Time: ($14,835.01)

As 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 July. All time acceptance rate remains at 45%.


At the end of July:

Facebook: 1,369 (+12)

Twitter: 479 (-2)

Google+: 60 (+0)

Tumblr: 157 (+6)

Mailing List: 60 (-1)

Patreon: 12 (+1)


In July we had 1,013 visits, involving 812 users and 1,745 page views.

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