Which is to say, I am giving Agio Publishing the inaugural POD People Chutzpah Award.
It takes a rare "entrepreneur" that charges $4000 dollars and more to format and prepare a book for self-publishing.
But what really tips Agio over the edge is that what you get at the end of the day is a book released via Lulu (example).
So, for around $4000 you get a prettified manuscript, plus what Lulu provides for free or less than $100.
That for some books that have, at best, and Amazon rank of over 500,000.
So, um, best of luck in recouping that investment.