It matters because the creation process is different than it would be for books that have only text. In an image-intensive "picture" book, the images usually need to appear on certain pages next to certain text. Therefore each page must basically be custom designed.
This guide will focus on how to create and self publish a color or black & white printed book, from start to finish. Every effort was made to spend as little money as possible, and to do as much as possible for myself. Yet it wasn't 100% free, and you will need access to software for graphics.
You are a person using the internet, so you are probably aware there are incredible books being published all over the world, on every subject imaginable. The literary world, books, and publishing companies are having to adapt to change almost every day. New authors have a staggering amount of options when it comes to publishing their dream book. To retain maximum control over the content, pricing, and profit, many authors choose to self publish their own work.
It is easier than ever to create your own professionally printed, self published book. The internet allows an author to choose from thousands of printers and publishers. And along the way there are many choices that will make your book unique. Let's start going over the details.