This website makes the literary nerd in me jump for joy. If only I had a book to publish! I'd love to make a picture book of Charlie but I need to 1. get a better camera and 2. I want to go get actual prints and do a photo album. Yeah, I'm that old school :)
It seems like self-publishing is a huge trend though. I read a little about it in Gretchen Rubin's book The Happiness Project, she dabbled with that and loved it! My favorite bookstore in NYC, McNally Jackson, even has their own printing machine!
If you're in the Soho area go check it out btw, that bookstore is one place I could spend all day in for sure!