Producing a book

Hi everyone,

I am British born Chinese and wish to produce a book about Liverpool Chinatown, past and present. I have a pretty large collection of photographs taken around Chinatown over the last 30 years ago which I wish to include in the book plus research into Chinatown's past.

I would try to involve the Chinese community and give back copies of my book to them.

Am I allowed to do this as a freelance photographer ? There a are rules about non profit organisations only which I don't competely understand.