Hey, this is like a Price Is Right game! Since the WTS uses all volunteers, labor times cannot be calculated into the production of this stuff. Let's give them one cent for electricity. I'll try to guess the actual retail price, since nothing is taxed and there is no need for profit. Also, the raw materials are purchased in bulk which makes them even cheaper
a deluxe, gold-edged Bible can easily cost $20 or moreActual Retail Price: $2.54
a reference book may be $40 and up,
Actual Retail Price: $1.27
a full-color wall calendar may sell for at least $5
Actual Retail Price: $0.21
an encyclopedia on CD-ROM costs from $50 to $100 or higherActual Retail Price: $0.72
music compact discs commonly cost to $20,
Actual Retail Price: $0.72
and some videos often sold for much more
Actual Retail Price: $1.23
A failure to contribute enough to cover costs will ultimately restrict what the organization may otherwise be able to accomplish in furthering the worldwide work.
What I've quoted above most likely would cover the costs. Obviously, there is a huge profit to be made if publishers donate what the society suggests.