/ / Monthly Financials, News, With a Little Help

All time:
Income: $45,182.64
Outgo: $26,882.02

Net: $18,300.62


This reporting period:
Income: $3,148.69

  • Special editions: $1,925.00 (all time $200.73)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $154.29 (all time $863.54)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $80.08 (all time $383.27)
  • CDs: $0.00 (all time $54)
  • Donations (29 donors): $337.25 (all time $3,128.92)
  • Columns: $00.00 (all time $10,000.00)
  • Print on Demand bookstore sales: $81.00 (all time $171.00)
  • Ingram sales: $113.00 (all time $113.00)
  • BookBaby sales: $457.57 (all time $457.57)

Expenses: $1,994.53
Special editions: $1889.86 (all time $15,516.88)

  • Special edition postage: $197.62
  • Printed 10 copies: $652.50
  • Bound 10 copies: $975.00
  • SD cards: $62.85
  • Bluetack: $1.89
  • Paypal fees: $75.83

All editions: $72.00 (all time $4,734.88)

  • LightningSource fees: $72.00

Donations:$25.71 (all time $214.02)

  • Paypal fees: $25.71

Sales:*

Hardcovers: 7 (all time 84)
Paperback (Leider cover): 0 (all time 50)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 5 (all time 43)
Paperback (Wu cover): 0 (all time 50)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 158 (all time 382)
MP3 CDs: 0 (all time 16)
Ogg CDs: 1 (all time 8)

* Since the last reporting period, I have added several in-store PoD booksellers, all selling the Defendini cover.


Inventory:

  • 9 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage

/ / Monthly Financials, News, With a Little Help

All time:
Income: $42,033.95
Outgo: $24,887.49

Net: $17,146.46


This reporting period:
Income: $2,231.23

  • Special editions: $550.00 (all time $18,148.00)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $48.14 (all time $709.25)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $174.65 (all time $303.29)
  • CDs: $0.00 (all time $54)
  • Donations (43 donors): $568.44 (all time $2,791.17)
  • Columns: $800.00 (all time $10,000.00)
  • Print on Demand bookstore sales: $90.00 (all time $90.00)

Expenses: $167.88
Special editions: $93.00(all time $13,551.19)

  • Special edition postage: $93.00

All editions: $40.00 (all time $4,734.88)

  • LightningSource fees: $40.00

Donations:$34.88 (all time $188.31)

  • Paypal fees: $34.88

Sales:

Hardcovers: 2 (all time 77)
Paperback (Leider cover): 10 (all time 50)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 2 (all time 38)
Paperback (Wu cover): 7 (all time 50)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 126 (all time 224)
MP3 CDs: 0 (all time 16)
Ogg CDs: 0 (all time 7)


Inventory:

  • 7 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage
  • 10 paperbacks

/ / Monthly Financials, With a Little Help

All time:
Income: $39.802.72
Outgo: $24,719.61

Net: $15,083.11


This reporting period:
Income: $2,976.05

  • Special editions: $1,100.00 (all time $17,598.00)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $112.54 (all time $661.11)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $46.76 (all time $128.64)
  • CDs: $4.00 (all time $54)
  • Donations (85 donors): $916.75 (all time $2,222.73)
  • Columns: $800.00 (all time $9,200.00)

Expenses: $2,266.21
Special editions: $1,954.98 (all time $13,458.19)

  • Paypal fees: $44.12
  • Special edition postage: $152.53
  • Special edition printing and binding: $1,758.33

All editions: $249.89 (all time $4,694.88)

  • Lulu copies (20): $249.89

Donations:$61.33 (all time $153.53)

  • Paypal fees: $61.33

Sales:

Hardcovers: 5 (all time 74)
Paperback (Leider cover): 4 (all time 40)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 4 (all time 36)
Paperback (Wu cover): 7 (all time 43)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 9 (all time 98)
MP3 CDs: 1 (all time 16)
Ogg CDs: 2 (all time 7)
Amazon paperbacks: 54 (all time 64)


Inventory:

  • 10 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage
  • 10 paperbacks

/ / Monthly Financials, With a Little Help

All time:
Income: $36,826.67
Outgo: $22,453.40
Net: $14,373.27


This reporting period:
Income: $4,558.80

  • Special editions: $2,200.00 (all time $16,498.00)
  • Lulu Paperbacks: $81.88 (all time $548.57)
  • Amazon Paperbacks: $24.12 (all time $81.88)
  • CDs: $6.80 (all time $50)
  • Donations (62 donors): $646.00 (all time $1,305.98)
  • Columns: $1,600.00 (all time $8,400.00)

Expenses: $2,316.97
Special editions: $2,206.27 (all time $11,503.21)

  • Paypal fees: $86.86
  • Special edition postage: $313.65
  • Special edition printing and binding: $1,805.76

All editions: $58.91 (all time $4,444.99)

  • Createspace fees: $58.91

Donations:$51.79 (all time $92.20)

  • Paypal fees: $51.79

Sales:
Hardcovers: 8 (all time 69)
Paperback (Leider cover): 5 (all time 36)
Paperback (Rucker cover): 8 (all time 32)
Paperback (Wu cover): 7 (all time 36)
Paperback (Defendini cover): 23 (all time 87)
MP3 CDs: 3 (all time 15)
Ogg CDs: 2 (all time 7)
Amazon paperbacks: 12 (all time 12)


Inventory:

  • 13 hardcovers
  • 50 review paperbacks
  • 50 review boxes
  • 50 review postage

/ / Monthly Financials, With a Little Help

All time:
Income: $32,267.87
Outgo: $20,136.43
Net: $12,131.44


This reporting period:
Income: $22,267.87

  • Special editions: $14,298
  • Paperbacks: $466.69
  • CDs: $43.20
  • Donations (50 donors): $659.98
  • Columns: $6,800

Expenses: $13,723.43
Special editions: $9296.94

  • Paypal fees: $1,007.55
  • SD cards: $447.12
  • Boxes for special editions: $64.80
  • Shears for cutting packing material: $48
  • Special edition postage: $1362.27
  • Special edition printing and binding: $6367.20

All Editions: $4386.08

  • Review copy postage: $2624.00
  • Review copy boxes: $1762.08

Donations:$40.41

  • Paypal fees: $40.51

Sales:
Hardcovers: 61
Paperback (Leider cover): 31
Paperback (Rucker cover): 24
Paperback (Wu cover): 29
Paperback (Defendini cover): 64
MP3 CDs: 12
Ogg CDs: 5


Inventory:

  • 19 hardcovers
  • 70 review paperbacks
  • 70 review boxes
  • 70 review postages

Notes:

  • The current total reflects a large amount of on-hard inventory — More than $2,000 in stamps and boxes and more than $2,000 in hardcovers.
  • This reporting period saw a substantial ($4386) investment in review copies.

/ / 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