It's not to early for this again, right?
Note that I do not include the cost of a new computer (my old one was a decade old and was having serious problems, so I probably would have replaced it anyway) or organizer dues for my Meetup group (that's really a personal expense).
Spent creating Trust:
$9.51........proof from CreateSpace
$25.00......expanded distribution on CreateSpace
Spent creating audiobook of Trang:
$46.23........hard copies of Trust and Trang for reviewers
$19.93........postage to mail hard copies to reviewers
$32.04.......GeekGirlCon admission (one day)
GRAND TOTAL: $1,367.24
Which is actually more than last year's $1,308.68.
The major costs were copy editing (which was considerably more expensive this time around because the copy editor did a style sheet and a lot of checking for series continuity) and all those science fiction conventions, which I've noted are not a particularly effective means of marketing. In fact, I debated over whether or not to include the Norwescon admission as a marketing cost, because at this point I really consider going to a con as more of a personal indulgence. Nonetheless, you can watch how I educated myself regarding the cost of flyers: The Westercon flyers were expensive because they were four color, the GeekGirlCon flyers were expensive because there were 4,500 of them, but the Foolscap flyers were cheap, cheap, cheap (if remarkably ineffective--but that had nothing to do with their cheapness).