That Man Behind the Curtain – October 2019

Photo of a table at GeekGirlCon

Our table at GeekGirlCon 2019.

In October we launched I Didn’t Break the Lamp and distributed it out to backers! But what do the numbers look like?

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Web Resources: (-$17.06)
Stories: (-$50.00)
Art: (-$189.00)
Advertising: (-$186.37)
Processing Fees: (-$13.93)
Printing: (-$1,619.27)
Donations: $104.59
Online Book Sales: $135.85

Total: (-$1,835.19)
QTD: (-$1,835.19)
YTD: (-$7,407.28)
All Time: (-$43,590.85)

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 for quarterlies, which does not have a specific month associated with it.) Sales are for sales when they take place, not when they’re actually paid out to me. Online book sales reflect the royalties given after the retailer takes their cut. Physical book sales represent gross income, not counting the cost of the physical book. Donations include Patreon, as well as other money sent to us outside of standard sales.

The big expense for this month was printing costs for our new anthology. This includes books we shipped to backers directly from KDP, so there is a shipping cost mixed in there. There will be additional shipping costs tallied up in a later post.


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Below is the social media following we had at the end of September.

Patreon: 33 (+0)

Facebook: 2,219 (+6)

Twitter: 693 (-1)

Tumblr: 352 (+0)

Mailing List: 295 (+10)

Instagram: 222 (+3)

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