What the hell are we supposed to tell the kids?
The right idea, but seriously have you met a single human who might buy this book? It's seriously questionable they have many 'fans' at all let alone ones who might buy their vanity project book.They said the book wouldn't make much money from sales. So why not offer every contributor a share of the profits, a royalty payment?
Then this photographer will see how just many people are willing to fork out for his oh-so-amazing pictars. If he's right and they're worth something he should make a bomb.