So I've been really researching another venue for my next cookbook. I love blurb, but the cost is really high. Just so you know, my first cookbook is priced at almost 30 dollars, and I only get a few dollars of that. I really want to make my next book much more affordable, while still being able to earn enough money to cover our medical costs for Kimble's surgery.
There are plenty of sites out there that will make 'fundraiser'-type recipe books. These are usually spiral bound books, with a design on front, and something an office store would bound. There are no pictures included. It's all on type-written paper and thus, is printed in black and white. Pictures don't look good when photocopied in black and white.
I'd really like to include lots of pictures, because I think a good picture can sell a recipe. That being said, it restricts the type of recipe book I can make.
Do pictures matter to you? Would you rather have one of those fundraiser-type recipe books, or would you be willing to pay more and have a nice print book with lots of pictures?
Edited to add: What if I had a blog post, which I kept linked on the sidebar, that had a picture of each of the recipes that were in the book? That way, people could still see what it looked like, but the recipe would be in a cheaper book?