Very simply, I created a Photobook in another online company. Lo and behold people wanted to purchase the book. Frankly, I could not 1) bring myself to have people pay what would have been the asking price, 2) pay the out of pocket cost to buy the twenty hardcover, 20 page photobooks.
I searched for another company, I found I was able to reproduce the book with 99% accuracy because the templates,colors,and themes were there and ajdustable - but it also suffered from the same publishing issue - none.
Then I found Lulu !!! I was excited ! The publishing features I was looking for but sadly, the photobook creation site was limited, very limited.
So it would be great to create my book in one venue and transfer the book to a publishing venue ( read Lulu). Of course there would be a transfer fee ( nothing in life is free) but I would pay because it would beat having (2) photobooks with (2) companies but can't publish them; and (1) photobook that can be published but no one would buy.
Just a thought