I hope I am wrong, but I think you are dreaming. Especially with only 3,000 copies. The more you print, the less expensive they will be per copy, but even 10,000 would not be that inexpensive per copy from a good printer. Sure there is Lulu and other POD printers, but quality is an issue. You should also consider the fact that even with 3,000 you better have some good storage space because even a very famous photographer will have trouble moving that many copies. Think more like 500 - 1000 copies to start.
Originally Posted by peterev
Best of luck to you!