Unfortunately, shipping a heavy book from the US to other countries is EXPENSIVE. We researched the lowest possible shipping rates and even considered not offering shipping to countries outside of North America because the costs to backers would be so high. Ultimately, though, we decided that we wanted to make the book available to those outside the US if they wanted it. If there were a cheaper option, we would be so happy to offer it, but as far as we can find there is not. If you live outside the US and the shipping rates are out of reach for you, you can always back at the Digital Delight level and receive an EPUB version of the book! We thank you for understanding that these costs are completely out of our control.