Black & White vs Color
Black & White (Grayscale) vs Color
I've read several reviews of my books. Most of the comments are
about the grayscale format wishing it was color.
In October 2018, I changed the format of the printed version (both standard and spiral bound) to grayscale. The reason was simply cost. I released my first book in early 2016 and it was full color and not cheap. My next 10 books were also in color.
The purchase price (not including shipping) for the standard bound books (thru Amazon) was between $20 to $30 and for the spiral bound books (thru Lulu) was between $30 and $50. I thought this was too expensive for most modelers. In some cases, my color books cost as much or more than the model kit. I had to make a change.
By changing the interior pages to grayscale, the price dropped by almost 70%. I decided that this reduction was worth the sacrifice of no more interior color pages.
The pricing formula is also based on the number of pages. For a book with more than a 100 pages, I'm trying to hold the price to $9.99 (standard binding) and $11.99 (spiral bound). For books with less than a 100 pages, the price will be a $1.00 less.
Keep in mind that a PDF Download is also available and they are only $5.99 and are available instantly. With the exception of the B-1B and the F-105G, all PDF Downloads are in color. Starting with my last two books (C-47A, F-102A, & FFG-7) I've added interactive checkboxes on each step so you can mark completion on the screen. I removed the print restriction on my later books. So if you want to print a PDF download (and can't), send me an email.