/ / Monthly Financials, With a Little Help

As of launch day, the profit/loss sheet is pretty simple.

Net: $3587

Income: $10,000
Commissions: $10,000

Outgo: $6413.00
All print editions: $120

  • Font: $120

Special editions: $4984.10

  • Postage (SASEs for paper ephemera): $210 (£140)
  • Scanning (assistant, 41h at £10/h): $615 (£410)
  • Prototype (binding only, printing was free): $361.13 (£240.75)
  • Taxis (bringing interiors to bindery, coffee sacks to office): $42 (£28)
  • SD cards x 30: $247.05 (£164.70)
  • SD readers and hub: $29.93 (£19.95)
  • Printing for first 20: $1094.39 (£729.59)
  • Binding for first 20: $2250 (£1500)
  • Shipping boxes (x30): $35.70 (£23.80)
  • Rubber cement, tissue paper: $23.30 (£15.53)
  • FedEx (shipped copy to designer as thanks for website): $75.60 (£50.40)

Paperbacks: $1058.90

  • Art (Rudy Rucker): $400
  • Art (Frank Wu): $200
  • Art (Rick Lieder): $400
    (Note: I paid each artist whatever he asked for)

  • Galleys from Lulu: $58.90

Audio: $250

  • Studio time for “Chicken Little”: $250

6 Responses to “Starting financials”

  1. Patrick Sisco

    I hope another hard cover run will happen; totally worth the $250 to support this great idea and a supurb writer.

  2. Cory Doctorow

    Oh, indeed! There are 30 at the printer now; if I get more pre-orders, I can easily get more done in time for my return from Christmas vacation on Jan 8.

  3. Patrick Sisco

    Awesome, I just bought one. Thanks for being a force behind CC ideals and staying connected with your readers. You rock!

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