A lot of people have asked why the shipping cost outside of the US & Canada is so high. We were surprised too, and spent a lot of time looking at options and this is what we discovered. For the hardcover package, there are two books shipping at two different times from two different publishers. Since we are acting as publisher for The Leader’s Guide, it can’t be shipped via Amazon or another retailer. Shipping estimates from the US to any place elsewhere in the world ranged from $10-15.
The Startup Way will ship through a retailer; depending on where it is shipping from (from the US or the UK) shipping price ranges (wildly). The cost of the book and the shipping will be priced in GB pounds because it will be the UK edition of the book for contractual reasons.
The simplest way to manage the cost was to take the combined average which ends up being $30 include exchange fees. We’re not making a profit on shipping and if we can bring the cost down we will offer everyone a bonus copy of one of the books.