Our prices are designed to encourage purchases, not piracy. Each copy includes the cost of acquiring the facsimile images, reproduction rights (on some), our archival paper, printing, binding, storage, shipping materials, postage, and website costs. As a non-profit 501(c)3 educational organization, what little we charge above our costs goes directly back into the creation of more editions. There is no ‘profit’ or anything remotely close to financial compensation for the incredible amount of time and effort clearly put into each publication from Scholarly Brass Editions. Compare what we offer to any other music publisher. We are confident that you will conclude that SBE is worth supporting via purchases.