"We used to give this manual away to callers who requested it but now due to the fact that we are not selling zappers, we have to charge $8.95 to defray the costs of publication."
If one really wants to get "helpful" information out to people, and not make an extra few hundred dollars off "orders" for this "book"/manual - they simply make an EBOOK (free to do), and EMAIL it out.
There's NO cost in that. Email, at present, is free. So is creating an ebook.
It's VERY easy to create an ebook download link too. Of course, you need to get those false statements out of your "work".