However, the printer for the first three sets of books said the printing and shipping costs amounted to about $43,000 total, or less than 75 cents per copy. The illustrator of the books said he worked pro bono on them but that other members of his “team” were paid. How much, he would not say. Publishing experts have told The Sun that $15,000 per book would be a generous estimate for those expenses. That leaves hundreds of thousands of dollars unaccounted for on the UMMS deal alone. Given her sales to Kaiser, Associated Black Charities and Mr. Grant, those profits could be substantially higher.