FWIW (and anecdotal):
Years ago, (before web 2.0) I asked Pete Y. if he would ever consider publishing his North Sierra Guide as a real, formal guidebook (pictures, maps, diagrams, etc). His response was some kinda strange rant (I forget exactly what he said).
In Pete's defense, he did self-publish a North Sierra Peaks Guide (standard 8.5 X 11 printer format-no picts/maps) in 1994 that the Toiyabe chapter of The Sierra Club offered via mail order. I got mine for $11.
It might be a good idea to pdf what he's got out there right now as what Pete puts out on the web has a tendency to disappear (depending on the state of his mood I guess).