Special issues of the Dominion are special because editors and writers put extra effort into covering a single issue really well. They are special because we print a lot of them. Recent special issues have had circulations of around 15,000, meaning that they reach the Co-op's coverage well beyond our regular readership. Special issues often attract new writers and new members. They generally bring in about as much money as they cost to produce, but also represent a significant amount of staff hours.