That Man Behind the Curtain – January 2020

Photo of a black cat sitting in a box.

We did not order this cat.

We’re coming down to the final stretch. With our final quarterly out the door and no Kickstarter in the wings, January has been a very quiet month. The next few months will be even quieter. Here’s a look at the numbers.

The Money Aspect

Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses.

Web Resources: (-$17.06)
Stories: (-$100.00)
Art: (-$172.99)
Advertising: (-$190.83)
Processing Fees: (-$13.94)
Printing: (-$10.21)
Conventions: (-$60.00)
Donations: $79.71
Physical Sales: $25.00
Online Book Sales: $33.39

Total: (-$426.93)
QTD: (-$426.93)
YTD: (-$426.93)
All Time: (-$45,789.14)

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 main noteworthy expense we had was a show that we spent a few weekends at, hoping to sell books. We did manage to sell a couple books, but but wasn’t quite enough to offset the expense of being there. It just wasn’t a great venue for selling books.


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

Patreon: 32 (+1)

Facebook: 2,219 (+0)

Twitter: 705 (+1)

Tumblr: 353 (+0)

Mailing List: 316 (+8)

Instagram: 226 (+2)

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