If you're gasping at the cost of shipping, it's because I have to ship the books internationally to you. International shipping is insanely expensive. You can see how much it is using the USPS's rate calculator here: http://ircalc.usps.com. I'll be using the 12.5" x 9.5" envelopes. Just type in your country and see. Hint, they're almost all the same. $20.55 for Canada and $24.75 for everywhere else in the world.