Many Hands Budget

This is a proposed budget for the Many Hands: An Anthology of Polyamorous Erotica crowdfunding campaign. It reflects our best estimates of the costs of production as of May, 2024, and reflects the data we used to calculate the budget for the Kickstarter is running from June 25th through July 20th of 2024. We will update this budget if anything changes.

All prices are in USD.

Book Printing Budget

ItemNumber NeededTotal PriceSource/Notes
Front Cover Art1$510Aaron Kotze
Manuscript Formatting1$300Hermit and Pallas Perilous
Payments to Authors15$1,155Flat rate of $75 per story, plus estimated transfer fees.
Editing by Duck Prints Press Staff17$1,500
“Many Hands” Trade Paperback Book (Digest Size, 5.5″ x 8.5″)125$1,078BookLogix
ISBNs3n/aThese were paid for as part of a prior project
Protective and Decorative Packaging for Mailing to Backers$65Papermart
Total to Produce Books$4,608


This is a tentative list of proposed merchandise; we may end up reducing or increasing how much merch we produce for this campaign. All prices include associated costs (such as commissioning art, shipping of the merch to us, packaging for distribution, etc.).

ItemNumber NeededTotal PriceSource/Notes
Bookmark (2″ x 7.25″)50$170Art by Aaron Kotze; printed by Uprinting.
Art Print (8.5″ x 11″)50$73
Art by Aaron Kotze; printed by PrintKeg.
Dux Sticker (3″ x 3″)50$115Art by Alessa Riel; printed by Vograce.
Enamel Key Chain (1.5″ x 1.5″)50$350Art by reshipkmn; manufactured by Alchemy.
Candle25$150Made by Speculative Wicktion.
Enamel Pin (1.75″ x 1.75″)50$330Art by reshipkmn; manufactured by Alchemy.
Patreon-Exclusive Extra: Sticker20$12Art by reshipkmn; printed by Vograce.
Total to Produce Merchandise$1,200

Shipping Materials

Because we anticipate having only more-or-less “flat” merchandise for this campaign, we will not need as much variety of shipping materials, and we have extra of a lot of packaging material we’ve used in previous campaigns.

ItemNumber NeededTotal PriceSource/Notes
Bubble Wrap Bags250$36Papermart
Adjustable Shipping Boxes100$178Papermart
Total to Purchase Packing Materials$214


ItemTotal Price
Book Production$4,608
Merchandise Production$1,200
Shipping Materials$214
Estimating Processing and Platform Fees$727
Estimated New York State Sales Tax Owed$61
Estimated Shipping to Backers$1,469
Total to Produce Merchandise$8,279