Design software and digital print provides us with production options for publications that were unthinkable not long ago.
Tactile and exciting, print is still is very viable. But for certain subject matter it might be a great idea to go straight to digital publishing and sell it on Amazon and bypass the print altogether.
Before you start compiling your book, talk to a print professional! Jane recently produced a large family legacy book involving hundreds of old photos. You have to really know what you are doing print production-wise when putting together a book. The quotes we obtained had a $20,000 range! Choice of color photos vs. black & white and the location of such, paper stock, binding, all conspire to make a huge difference in price.