I couldn't pass up that headline! But this isn't about that book. It's about my recently published novel, Her Scottish CEO. I just made it available through CreateSpace. My book is illustrated with 17 original watercolor paintings done on location in the Scottish Highlands. They look gorgeous on my Nook Color, and even on my little-screened iPod Touch. But to produce the trade paperback in color would have tripled the price. So the interior illustrations in the paperback are in shades of gray or grayscale as it's known in graphic artists' speak. The illustrations still look great and translate well into black and white.
I'm thinking of offering readers a choice of b&w or color. The reader could decided which they want, how much they're willing to pay for full color, or save by buying b&w. I've left a question about this with customer service at CreateSpace and I hope it works out.
Would you pay more for a trade paperback (5.5x8.5, 200 pages) with full color illustrations at the beginning of each chapter?