Atlantean Publishing is not intended to turn a profit — in fact, the press makes a loss.
- There are no reading or publication fees.
- Contributors receive a complimentary copy of the issue their work appears in, or multiple copies of a solo-author publication.
- Awen, Bard and Garbaj and the various broadsides are available free in return for a stamped self-addressed envelope.
- Other publications are sold for an amount intended to offset costs
For those interested in such things, here are the annual losses since 2004, when editor DJ Tyrer first began keeping an accurate record of income and outgoings:
- 2004 = -£365.26
- 2005 = -£286.37 (better by £78.89)
- 2006 = -£334.04 (worse by £52.67, although better if purchase of new equipment disregarded)
- 2007 = -£421.58 (worse by £87.54, but representing a very busy printing schedule)
- 2008 = -£276.85 (better by £144.73, assisted by a decrease in printing costs and an upsurge in orders)
- 2009 = -£206.47 (better by £70.83)
- 2010 = -£235.38 (worse by £28.91)
- 2011 = -£243.66 (worse by £8.23, the inactive first half of the year balancing out rising costs)
- 2012 = -£579.31 (worse by £335.65, largely due to bulk-buying stamps before the rise)
- 2013 = -£162.52 (better by £416.79.)
- 2014 = -£146.11 (better by £16.81.)
- 2015 = -£110.15 (better by £35.96, ousting 2014 as our best year ever!)
- 2016 = -£168.18 (worse by £58.03; not including costs for the A Terrible Thing joint-project*, which is hoped to be profit-making)
- 2017 = -£200.07 (worse by £31.89)
- Total = -£3735.95 over fourteen years
- * Currently, A Terrible Thing has almost covered the cost of its cover.