# Price Increase

So I did the math on the zine, and I have to raise the price a little.

Here’s the price breakdown per 6 issues

 Price of 6 paper issues \$5.00 Price of US Postage Stamps for 6 issues \$3.30 ______ Price charged for a subscription \$8.30 Shopify / Credit Card Fees -\$0.54 ______ Net received in my bank account \$7.76 Cost of postage -\$3.30 ______ Profit after Postage \$4.46 Laser Toner ink. \$0.53 x 6 = \$3.18 -\$3.18 ______ Profit after ink 1.28 Cost of Envelopes: \$0.10 x 6 = \$0.60 -\$0.60 ______ Profit after envelopes \$0.68 Cost of paper \$0.05 * 6 = \$0.20 -\$0.20 ______ Profit after paper \$0.48

So at least I cover my costs (ha ha ha not counting labor— but that is another story)

Anyway, if for 6 zines I make \$0.48, then for each zine I make 0.48/6 = \$0.08.

So I am just about breaking even on costs.

If I were to raise the per-issue profits to 0.25 cents, I would have to raise each issue’s price by 0.25-0.08 = 0.17.

For six issues this would be 0.17x6 = 1.02.

So I will pad a little to 1.10, and as such I will change the price to 6.10 for 6 issues. Yay.

I hope you have enjoyed this mathiness.