That Man Behind the Curtain: January 2017

Selling books and things at Foolscape.

Here we are selling books at Foolscap a couple weeks ago. We also talked about our Kickstarter.

We are in the midst of running our latest Kickstarter. (Have I mentioned we have a Kickstarter? Because we have a Kickstarter. You can click this link to see the Kickstarter.)

Most of January was spent getting ready for the Kickstarter, but also reading through slush from December and paying for stories.

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.
Hosting: ($17.06)
Stories: ($70.00)
Art: ($249.10)
Advertising: ($60.49)
Processing Fees: ($15.73)
Shipping: ($817.23)
Donations: $34.71
Ad Revenue: $0.55
Online Book Sales: $69.65

Total: ($307.47)
QTD: ($307.47)
YTD: ($307.47)
All Time: ($20,331.93)

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.


We were closed to submissions in January. All time acceptance rate is 44.2%.


At the end of January:

Facebook: 1,423 (+16)

Twitter: 491 (+1)

Google+: 63 (+1)

Tumblr: 197 (+4)

Mailing List: 66 (+0)

Patreon: 12 (+0)


In December we had 857 visits with 662 users and 1,537 page views. Our peak day was 53 visits.

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