For the folks who are interested in such things, here is how the money was spent:
Kickstarter Total $7,459.00
Kickstarter Fees -$370.65
Amazon Fees -$266.09
Shipping Posters for Signature -$18.40
Shipping to Backers -$607.29
Printing: Do You Remember -$740.00
Printing: Pure Entertainment -$1,250.00
Shipping Mailers & Protectors -$144.87
Pure Entertainment Artists -$938.00
Andy Bennett -$2,425.00
Yep! That’s a positive net at the bottom! I just might be getting the hang of this thing.
As with last year’s indiegogo campaign for Mark Rudolph’s Closing Doors reprint, this campaign was designed primarily to make sure that the artists and printing costs were paid for upfront. I suppose it’s worth noting that the artists pay agreement included a bonus for every full $500 the campaign exceeded goal and that Andy received 50% of the pledge amount for any original artwork sold. Shipping would take the next priority, with Nix Comics bearing the costs of any overages.
Pete Friedrich of Look Mom Comics, Bela Koe Krompecher and I agreed beforehand that we’d figure out a fair distribution of any net funds after the campaign was over. That deal has ended up being a four way split: ¼ to each Nix Comics, Look mom Comics, Bela and a cash reserve for expenses like shipping rewards to the 11 backers who have not yet given me their address, shipping sample books to reviewers and retailers, and so on.
The split of the remaining books between collaborators differs between the two books. Pete has asked to receive half of the remaining copies of Pure Entertainment (half being 162 for the record), eliminating the need for ongoing accounting of sales between the two of us. We’ll just both sell copies of Pure entertainment and keep the cash. Bela, on the other hand, has asked that I take on the responsibility of selling all of the remaining 289 copies of “Do You Remember Rock ‘N Roll Record Stores?” and split the sales proceeds.