The postage rates for international shipping are very costly. In the last year they have gone up even further. While it pains us to have to charge our international backers for shipping I assure you it is quite necessary. It is not a "joke" or a "mistake"; it is a harsh reality of doing business as a small publisher.
We are a small publishing house doing our best to deliver quality products in a timely fashion. The additional fees are what's required to continue shipping rewards to international backers. While we understand that this may cause some prospective backers to balk at supporting us our top priority must remains staying in business and avoiding absorbing shipping costs which ultimately hurt, or possibly ruin, our company.