That Man Behind the Curtain – December 2019

Photo of a snow covered sidewalk.

Snowy fun in Seattle!

December involved the publishing of our final quarterly and shipping it out to relevant parties. Here’s a look at the numbers.

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Web Resources: (-$17.06)
Stories: (-$70.00)
Art: (-$236.15)
Advertising: (-$150.00)
Processing Fees: (-$10.62)
Printing: (-$1,117.27)
Donations: $223.85
Online Book Sales: $180.28

Total: (-$1,196.97)
QTD: (-$3,567.51)
YTD: (-$9,139.60)
All Time: (-$45,323.17)

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 final quarterly. We doubled the size of the book, since it’s our last, and it ended up being bigger than any of our anthologies! Which also meant it was more expensive to print. We also sell books at cost to contributors, so we printed a lot of extras for them.


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

Patreon: 31 (-1)

Facebook: 2,219 (+3)

Twitter: 704 (+11)

Tumblr: 353 (+1)

Mailing List: 308 (+15)

Instagram: 224 (+4)

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