Originally Posted by ReadOnlyCat
There is no such thing as no risk. If he miscalculated the costs, then he could just end up losing money.
He could get into legal trouble if he accidentally misused copyrighted images, etc. He could have agreed to an incomplete contract with the printer and end up losing the prints when that one goes bankrupt or accidentally destroys a batch of books and this was not insured. There is always a measure of risk to any physical project.
If you really think that this is easy, I would recommend you do it, this free money would be for you then.
The chap who created the 'Artcade' book ran into difficulties with printing etc, so no, it isn't an easy feat. I believe bitmapbooks are now publishing this...