Hey, I'm the one that made the e-book. I made a script to go through every kanji page on the KD website and save it to a single HTML file which I then converted to a pdf using Adobe Acrobat. So yes, it's basically a batch of all the kanji pages on KD. I made some tweaks to the html source code, the CSS stylesheet and the images so the pdf would look as good as possible. I appreciate if someone is willing to improve it, and make it look like an actual e-book. I could upload the .html file which I used to create the pdf from, it'll be much easier than fiddling with my pdf version (I think).
And just for the information, printing 1063 pages (black and white, two-sided) cost me a little less than 40€ (with student discount).
Usually, the more pages you have to print, the less you pay for a page. The shop I went to had 0,120€/paper for 76-100 pages and 0,036€/paper for 1001-2000 pages.
Updated 9th November, 2010.
By the way, I had problems with the fonts when using the English version of Adobe Acrobat, so I went to the Adobe website and downloaded the Japanese version (or something like that - I forgot). It worked flawlessly after that.
This was what I did to fix the fonts: http://help.adobe.com/en_US/Acrobat/9.0/...ComHeading
Creating the pdf with Adobe Acrobat will make it around 10MB (not sure about two columns); I edited the pdf with Foxit PDF Editor, that's why it's 33MB.
Also note, when I gave the pdf to the print shop, they decreased the overall size of the pages so there would be room on the side for spiral binding. I completely forgot about that, so good for me that the shop remembered. There's an option to do that in Adobe Acrobat as well.
Edited: 2010-12-22, 8:21 am