The Butterfly Farmer Volume 1

The Butterfly Farmer Volume 1

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1913 edition. Excerpt: ...that had either been bought or had been discontinued because they could not succeed at fifty cents or a dollar or, in some cases, even one and one-half dollars a year. Let us consider "The Butterfly Farmer" and do some figuring. With the utmost economy the editor has before her a serious financial hazard; so serious that every lover of nature should hasten to her aid. The salary of a stenographer, the printing of her stationery and the postage will cost not less than one hundred and fifty dollars a month, or one thousand eight hundred dollars a year. To meet that she must have three hundred and sixty subscriptions at five dollars each. I do not believe that she has yet found three hundred and sixty persons that so desire to study moths and butterflies that they are willing to pay five dollars to help in the study. That means the present subscribers must either pay more or must aid her in getting more subscribers. There can be no dodging of that logical conclusion. They must pay or that young girl must pay for them out of her own pocket. If she obtains four hundred subscribers at five dollars each she will have, after assuming all the risk and giving a year of her time and labor, the magnificent net profit of two hundred dollars. But look for a moment from her magazine to The Guide to Nature, which could not be published on more economical basis. The net cost of the mechanical work for the year 1912 to 1913, as announced on page seventeen of the number for May, 191 3, was, exclusive of the general expenses of the office, three thousand ninety-six dollars and seventy-five cents. This does not include a salary for the managing editor and for his secretary. They have none. Suppose we add twelve hundred dollars for salary for the...show more

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  • Paperback | 54 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 113g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236838335
  • 9781236838339