I probably know more about this than anybody, so here is the short story:
All of the rights to the so-called Braue Notebooks are owned by Braue's daughter, Genie Banda. Busby never received permission from her either to publish the Notebooks nor to use the Braue name and likeness. I have spoken with her about this on many occasions.
By a rough estimate Busby collected somewhere between $60,000 and $90,000 in subscription fees. He printed (as far as I know) 8 issues. I figure his printing and delivery costs for ALL those issues could not have exceeded $5,000, so he's pocketed somewhere between $55,000 and $85,000.
Subscribers (like me) signed up for 15 issues. We had to sign a contract that said that if all the issues were not published, a pro-rata refund would be issued. Despite repeated requests by me for my refund, I never got one (Busby never even replied).
But, I have a long memory--
A few months ago, I was contacted by a lawyer. Busby had sued a landlord for $500,000 in a dispute over water damage and other matters. The lawyer represented the landlord's insurance company. He explained to me that credibility was a major issue and could I help him out with my assessment of Busby's "credibility," character and business practices.
I was more than happy to do so, telling him of my Braue Notebooks experience and supplying him with a thick sheaf of documentation. To make a long story short: the lawyer used this and other evidence to reveal Busby's true character and Busby was forced to settle for peanuts. The lawyer called me with a big thank you from the insurance company (ironically it was Farmers' Insurance!).
I guess Busby should have refunded the $108 when I asked him the first time.