I would suggest going the self-publishing route. There are many self publishing houses to choose from and i am including a link to the list here. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_self-publishing_companies They all offer different packages to get your book published and depending upon your needs you can often choose the option that suits your budget. They will get you the ISBN and also get you on many online stores such as amazon, barnes and noble, books a million, etc. They can also help with marketing if you choose them to do so. Take a look at the list I provided and do some research to see which one fits your needs and budget. Best of luck with the book.
I wanted someone with experience who could recommend something, not just pull a list that was already on Wiki. Maybe tell me their experience, something personal that I could not already find on the internet myself. I already found comparisons for some of these companies but they were years old. You wrote: "Take a look at the list I provided and do some research to see which one fits your needs and budget." I was researching and asking for tips from experts, I did not want a regurgitated list from wiki. Sorry we couldn't do business. I wish you good luck too.
The book is exactly what I was looking for. I think I will buy my own ISBN. There are so many shady companies out there.
A couple more questions. I want black and white drawings in front of each chapter. It would be a small pencil drawing on one page and the next page would start the chapter. Would this cost more to print or since it is still black and white does it cost the same as a book with just text?
Is there a size of book you recommend?