This resource has some great articles about creating photo books. It demonstrates a range of applications you can use to make your book.
An in-depth article by Rudy Rucker on the steps he's gone through to make a high quality photo book - http://www.rudyrucker.com/blog/2010/02/08/making-a-high-quality-picture-book/
A wonderful article describing how to use Lightroom to create your photo book by Scott Kelby - http://layersmagazine.com/create-a-photographic-story-in-lightroom-with-photo-books.html
A fine article on creating a book in Lightroom by Michael Archambault of Peta Pixel - http://petapixel.com/2015/09/28/how-to-create-a-photo-book-in-lightroom-and-send-it-to-print/
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Detailed article on producing a quality photo book PDF to print on Blurb by Allen Murabayashi at Photoshelter - http://blog.photoshelter.com/2009/08/making-an-awesome-photo-book/
PDF Labs brief instructions on creating an Ebook reader compatible photo book. - https://www.pdflabs.com/blog/enjoy-photos-on-nook-or-kindle-using-pdf-albums/