Given the economics of this, there is no way this effort is going to succeed without the final product being POD. Frankly, I've seen some pretty damned nice books lately coming out of the POD process. The folks over on LF Info did a self-published book that way and while not the paragon of printing perfection that is 600 lpi quadtone offset printing, it looked pretty damned good, and nobody got left holding the bag with a capital investment tied up in hundreds of copies of a book that would never sell. The remaining question is, WHICH POD service provides the best book, at the most reasonable cost? That is being investigated now, and a statement from the organizers (myself, Joel, Rachelle and Ian) will be forthcoming shortly along with a statement of purpose and submission guidelines.