as you are aware. I had an absolute nightmare time with the printers for the book. I was unable to find a publisher so had to go for the print it myself route. The printers have screwed me around big time and will only be sending out the bulk of the books from today. I've been searching for an alternative but have a real problem finding an alternative to the printer for the books. Most want 65 - 75 dollars for each book!!!!!!!!!!
One company have been very helpful. They can do a hardback in black and white for less than 25 dollars but they suggested they could do partial colour. Colour cover and selected pages inside in colour
I've asked for a quote with 50 colour pages. Hoping I could sell the book for less than 40 dollars hardback
I'm thinking first page of each chapter and foreword so the legends are in colour then selective great images. I just reformatted the complete manuscript to grayscale with 60 colour pages and the blueprints actually look great in black and white.
I know it kills a lot of great images but as it stands the 250 books may be the only ones ever. If I go this way then the stories get out there which really is what the book is about not the images. It also means the original edition becomes really special.
I know that a lot more people would be interested in buying the book if it was around 35 - 40 bucks as opposed to 70
What do you think?