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Wondering what expenses EM incurs? Here are the major ones. Currently, income doesn’t cover expenses.
- domain names
emptymirrorbooks.com — plus .net & .org
We have a VPS. Since the site and the number of visitors to it are growing quickly, in 2019 we’ll likely need to upgrade.
- site backup
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- hosting backup
The entire hosting account is backed up weekly for easy restoration should something catastrophic happen to our webhost or to the account.
- security software
Necessary to help prevent the situations noted above.
We’d also like to upgrade our Submittable account to allow for more editors, readers, and submissions. And, eventually we’d like to be able to pay contributors.