I wanted to thank John over at the Land of Nod for posting this sales report. I think that it is always interesting to see how people are doing on the 'business' end of our little hobby, and I wish that more people would post numbers like this.
Of course, after saying that, I probably should post my numbers. I previously posted sales numbers here, which included sales from 2007 through the end of 2009. Sales since then are as follows:
Locales, Vol One: 8
Hand Drawn Maps, Vol One: 8
Caverns, Tunnels, and Caves (CTC), Vol One: 4
Caverns, Tunnels, and Caves, Vol Two: 2
CTC: Battlemaps One: 2
CTC: Battlemaps Two: 2
CTC: Battlemaps Three: 2
Power Cards: Secrets of Necromancy: 1
Fantasy Class Preview: Martialist Heroic: 67 (Free download)
Fantasy Class: Martialist: 4
This then brings my grand total numbers up to:
Locales, Vol One: 69
Hand Drawn Maps, Vol One: 41
Caverns, Tunnels, and Caves (CTC), Vol One: 44
Caverns, Tunnels, and Caves, Vol Two: 26
CTC: Battlemaps One: 12
CTC: Battlemaps Two: 11
CTC: Battlemaps Three: 11
Power Cards: Secrets of Necromancy: 15
Fantasy Class Preview: Martialist Heroic: 382 (Free download)
Fantasy Class: Martialist: 21
Something that I have not done before is provide my gross and net profits. (I've told you the numbers; I may as well tell you the dollars.) As I distribrute only through RPGNow, they get an immediate 30% cut of my gross.
My profits by year are as follows:
Year Gross Net
2007 $027.50 $019.25
2008 $337.23 $236.07
2009 $343.95 $240.79
2010 $076.36 $053.45
Of course, even that is an oversimplification of the truth. That 'Net' is not true net, as it does not include my costs to collaborators on Locales, Volume One nor does it include fees for the art included in the Martialist products.
So there you go. You have now read The Fantasy Cartographic's extremely (over)simplified financial report for the first half of 2010.