Kefáli Press offers two purchasing formats for many scores:
- Printed – These are traditional, printed scores/documents that will be mailed (by post) to you after your purchase.
- PDF – These scores/documents will be delivered to you in the digital PDF format via a secure download link soon after your purchase.
Exception: Most choral scores are sold only as PDFs at the price of $1 per score, but sold in packets of five. When purchasing choral scores, round up to the nearest group of five. For instance, if you have 28 students in your choir, please purchase 30 copies of the desired score, yielding permission to print 30 copies.
Why provide a PDF option?
We believe that the publishing industry has changed – the huge overhead incurred by traditional publishers prevents them from accepting many excellent works that deserve to be in print. By providing a less expensive PDF option to you, the buyer, Kefáli Press is able to incur less overhead, publish more works by emerging writers, and offer a greater royalty to our composers/authors/arrangers.
In most cases, we try to provide an option for customers to purchase a work in either a “printed” or PDF format, leaving the purchasing choice to you.
Are there any advantages to purchasing a PDF over a printed score?
Yes. Not only will you receive your purchase immediately, purchasing a PDF over a printed score is less expensive in almost ALL cases. For instance, an average chamber music score in PDF format is several dollars cheaper per score than the exact same printed copy. The money saved should easily allow for your own printing.
Plus, having a PDF available can be quite handy. For example, a lost instrumental part can be replaced within seconds.
How do I print a PDF?
Most computers already have software capable of reading and printing PDFs. To download Adobe Reader (free), click the link below.
I have 30 students in my choir. May I purchase one packet of 5 PDFs and print it 30 times?
That wouldn’t be very nice, now would it? When purchasing music in PDF format, please purchase the number of copies that you plan to make. You will sleep better at night.
If I purchase a PDF, how long is it available for download?
The download link that you receive will remain active until shortly after your initial download. In other words, once your downloads are complete, please save the file(s) in a safe place, as you will not be able to return weeks/months later and download the same file again. We recommend “burning” the files to a CD-R or storing them in a personal e-mail account.
What forms of payment do you accept? Are my transactions secure?
We accept all major credit/debit cards. Yes, all payments are secure. All transactions are currently handled securely through PayPal. Once you confirm your order with us, you will automatically be directed to PayPal to complete payment.
If you would rather pay via a check/money order, please contact us.