I never bought a book with iPhoto 4 because they were ridiculously expensive. But with iPhoto 5 and the new medium and small books, I tried them out. I ordered a medium 20-page front and back book. I made a book for my ex-girlfriend because I had a lot of pictures on my computer that she had either never seen or hadn't seen in a long time. She is also the type that likes to have a hard copy of the picture, instead of just looking at it on a computer screen. All I can say is these things are pretty cool. It made me laugh as i was making it because some of the pictures I hadn't looked at in 2 years. Obviously I took the best ones from different events and threw them all together into one book. I really had a good time making it. I choose the standard Picture Book option and placed the pictures myself. It's amazing the power one photo can have when put on a page itself, or the power a group can have together. The challenge was figuring out which ones looked best by themselves or in groups. Once I was finished, I ordered it on 2/3/05 and it arrived on 2/12. Not bad for standard shipping. The total cost was about $25 for two copies of the book (wanted to keep one for myself). Well, when i gave it to her, she actually couldn't finish it because she started crying. There were a lot of great moments and I had some shots in it of her family, some of which are not alive anymore. There are going to be really great Christmas/birthday/anytime presents. Try it out! I can post pics if people are interested.