When I wanted to self publish a short story recently, I went to Blurb, my favorite online custom book publisher, to see what formats were available. I chose to do a 5" x 8" trade book. Here's what I liked about the experience:
1. Ease of the Bookmaking Process
You can see the price options here; the most economical option, Economy B&W, is $2.49 per book.
Blurb has volume discounts for as few as 10 books, with frequent other discounts on their website.
(Blurb's photo books have more and better quality paper options; they are also more expensive.)
4. Responsive customer service
5. Ease of Setting Up Book Sales
For those who are serious about selling their books, there are also the options of selling them on Amazon.com, Ingram, or Apple iBooks.
My book is a simple story of faith's beginning in the heart of one small girl. And that girl was me. You can see it here:Heart Change by Connie Smiley