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That Man Behind the Curtain: March 2018

In March, we recovered from our Kickstarter and began accepting submissions for the anthology. Funds cleared for the Kickstarter, but submissions ended up being slow in arriving, and we opted to extend our due date an additional month. Let’s take … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: February 2018

February was our Kickstarter, yet another exhausting wild ride. A lot of time (and ad funds) went towards this, and it’s reflected in a lot of our metrics. We also expanded to a new social media site to help build … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: January 2018

January saw the final steps towards launching this month’s Kickstarter, so some of the expenses reflect that. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Web Resources: (-$67.06) Stories: (-$260.00) Art: (-$684.00) Advertising: (-$85.43) Processing Fees: (-$18.39) Printing: (-$21.59) Donations: … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: December 2017

December had some stress associated with it in terms of Mad Scientist Journal. We were open to submissions, which is always an increase in workload. We were getting out the Winter 2018 quarterly, which also has some workload associated with … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: November 2017

November was relatively quiet, with most of our effort going towards getting Winter 2018 out the door. Probably the biggest excitement, which bled over to December, were exceptional problems getting our proof copy of the quarterly. Pro-tip: make sure your … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: October 2017

October featured a few new things: We sold books at GeekGirl Con for the first time. We also did a different sort of promotion than we normally do. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$75.00) … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: September 2017

September got back into being zany. We had two conventions we attended and shipped out two books. We learned some lessons along the way. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$45.00) Art: (-$187.63) Advertising: (-$115.34) … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: August 2017

August was comparatively quiet, all told. Our big shipping extravaganza hadn’t happened yet, so the expenses are pretty low. The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: (-$17.06) Stories: (-$290.00) Art: (-$562.63) Advertising: (-$87.02) Processing Fees: (-$34.96) Printing: (-$154.62) … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: July 2017

We are winding into the last stretch for getting Utter Fabrication out the door, which means expenses are picking back up. We’ve also been doing some different things with content on the site. How does this all break down numerically? … Continue reading

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That Man Behind the Curtain: June 2017

Things have slowly started to settle down after the surge of activity the previous months. Slowly. Very slowly. How about those numbers? The Money Aspect Amounts in parentheses are losses/expenses. Hosting: ($17.06) Stories: ($70.00) Art: ($420.00) Advertising: ($55.00) Processing Fees: … Continue reading

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