Donation Rationale at MMMSP

As a pensioner I can’t go on running this site without covering at least a part of what it actually costs. For example:

● $600 for 20 ISBN numbers (different each time for e-book and hard copy, for each new edition, etc.)
● $200/year for donation and e-book distribution services;

And that's before factoring in fees for web hosting services, site-indexing, broad-band subscription and usage, phone calls, etc., not to mention replacement of software and hardware. E-book donations also help subsidise the production of hard-copy books. We honestly make no profit!

Donation suggestions are based on rough calculations of: [1] running costs (see above); [2] the page count of the downloaded book; [3] the overall number of downloads received in the recent past. If and when we’re no longer able to keep the MMMSP afloat, we’ll have to try and publish through conventional channels. That will mean a huge increase in financial outlay for potential readers and/or the unavailability of material currently published by the MMMSP.

I don’t see why students, especially those in non-OECD nations, should have to pay ‘first-world’ prices (and I don’t see why anyone should pay JSTOR prices!) for accessing knowledge and ideas about the sort of music that most people hear on an everyday basis. That’s why the MMMSP books on line can be downloaded by those who donate as little as £2.50 towards the running of my site (including the MMMSP pages).

I would willingly transfer the running of this site to others. So, if you'd like to take over responsibility for this service, PLEASE do not hesitate to contact me!