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These numbers are approximate, but serve to indicate the size of the AAS journal publishing program. It is small enough to be agile in adopting new technology, but large enough to serve as a realistic prototype for electronic publishing methods. Note that the Astrophysical Journal and the ApJ Letters come out three times per month. It was no accident that, in moving to electronic publication, we started with the ApJ Letters. It is the most prestigious of our journals, and is small enough that we could use manual intervention if necessary. It immediately attracted a lot of viewers, which hastened community acceptance of the electronic version.