Personally, I prefer not to charge any mandatory fee. I'd prefer that people "chip in" on a voluntary basis to fund the project. I'm in the middle of tallying up the submission declarations. After I add up how much material we will be putting together, I'll get some quotes from CD pressing houses and work out some estimates on how much it'll cost to press the CD's and shipped to Frank/Piano World. I'll then post the estimate and you guys can decide for yourselves how much you want to chip-in (or just "pre-order" and "pre-pay" for the CDs).
Just so there is no mis-understanding, I will NOT handle the money from your guys. The money will flow through Frank/Piano World, NOT me.[/b]
I personally would like to stay focused on getting the CD's produced and pressed, shrink-wrapped and shipped to Frank/Piano World so they can be sold/distributed using PianoWorld.com and/or PianoSupplies.com's existing order-taking and order fulfillment infrastructure.
I'll get you a cost estimate described above as soon as I can. You folks hash it out among yourselves and get Frank's buy-in on the retail pricing of the CDs and what you want to do with the excess proceeds (AFTER the project is funded and the cost of shipping the products to you have been accounted for). I will not have an opinion on these.