We plan to release our debut novel at the end of 2014. Unfortunately I do not have the funds to pay many of the costs involved to have the book printed en masse so I am going down the digital route for the first book. However it would be nice to have a few copies printed for family and friends to give as gifts. Is anybody aware of a company that doesn't charge 'through the nose' to have between 30-50 books printed?
PODW http://www.printondemand-worldwide.com/ will give you an instant quote on it through their website, and that walks you through all of the choices you can make.