That Man Behind the Curtain – November 2019

Photo of three cats curled up next to each other.

Feline interns on a mandatory break.

November saw the last of the anthology shipped out and the final prep work for Winter 2020. Let’s look at what the numbers were like.

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Web Resources: (-$17.06)
Stories: (-$100.00)
Art: (-$412.80)
Advertising: (-$183.12)
Processing Fees: (-$18.73)
Printing: (-$19.25)
Shipping: (-$264.90)
Donations: $145.51
Physical Book Sales: $335.00
Online Book Sales: $26.86

Total: (-$535.35)
QTD: (-$2,370.54)
YTD: (-$7,942.63)
All Time: (-$44,126.20)

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 noteworthy expense for this month was shipping for the new anthology. Most of our shipments for the anthology were done directly from KDP, and was logged as part of the printing costs. This expense is for items that could not be fulfilled in that way: postcards, book plates, limited edition hardcovers, and plush imaginary friends.


We are closed to submissions. Our final all time acceptance rate is 33.54%. I will remove this line in future updates.


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

Patreon: 32 (-1)

Facebook: 2,216 (-3)

Twitter: 693 (+0)

Tumblr: 352 (+0)

Mailing List: 293 (-2)

Instagram: 220 (-2)

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