Yes, shipping packages worldwide with tracking proved to be VERY expensive, no matter what solution I tried. Before you spend your hard earned, go through this checklist to optimize.
1. Can you make it to one of the pickup-points, or do you have a friend who is passing by? This will always be the cheapest way to buy the book, no shipping cost involved.
2. If you live in the US or outside EU in general: why not see if you can find a friend who also want the book? Order the Double package together and split the shipping cost 50-50.
3. If you can't do any of the points above, you can still save some by grabbing an Earlybird release or the 2nd release.