This is our first ever print project as a company, and your satisfaction and experience you will get from reading this book is our number 1 goal. For this reason we've chosen to work with one of the best printing companies in the world, and produce an extremely high quality coffee table book. With that comes reasonable amount of weight for the book. The heavier the book, the larger the shipping cost. This book has so much gold, it is a lot more heavier than your paperback book.