Ya getting the PDF in printing yourself could work since its a black and white book there is no colour. Good choice on the artist (reminds me of the art work from Palladium Games Rifts). But the suggestion of getting a Canadian Printer/Distributer might be worth looking into for Crafty Games. Maybe even an European one too, but that depends if they have a contract of exclusive rights with Studio 2 Publishing.
We're already in distribution worldwide, though we're not carried by every
distributor and that's why we push so hard to get you guys to ask for the books at stores, and keep doing so. Demand is really the only thing retailers and distributors care about. It has to be pressing and consistent for the channel to take note.
Printing outside the U.S. isn't cost-effective, as each individual run with each individual printer has substantial start-up costs and simultaneously makes each print run more expensive (the predominant factor in cost-per-unit, after your options are set, is quantity going through the presses).