So I did a paperback . . .
I weighed my options and did go forward with a paperback version of my compilation, "Tales of Macrophilia and Microphilia (Volume One)" and it is now available. I did make some compromises so that my readers wouldn't have to suffer a huge price tag. The most notable difference between this version and it's ebook alternative is that I removed the individual cover photos for each story. This has been replaced by a simple heading. This cut actually halved the price.
Here it is, via Amazon:
Paperback: 415 pages
Publisher: Independently published (May 15, 2017)
Product Dimensions: 8 x 1 x 10 inches