Some of you have had concerns about shipping costs for selected countries. We're doing everything in our power to offer affordable shipping to all of you. Unfortunately it's extremely hard to do for some countries, considering the complexity of logistics and that the book with packaging weighs 1.2kg.
We believe we’re offering the best shipping rates on Kickstarter for an item of this kind. We’re based in Spain. Anticipating high demand from the United States, for example, we are going to send pallets in a shipping container to New York and fulfil those pledges from there. But it’s not possible to do that for countries with lower demand.
We know it's annoying, we understand your frustration, that’s why we lowered the price of the book from €25 to €23, but we cannot offer better shipping rates, in some specific cases the cost is higher than what you pay for shipping and we subsidize the difference.
We could have offered the book for €30 with free shipping to Spain, US and Germany and €30 + €18 shipping for countries like Canada. Which this is exactly the same as our current pricing, except we preferred to be 100% transparent and break it down so you can see the real cost of shipping.
If you want to get a copy of ABC: Basic Connections but shipping is too much for you, you could talk to your friends and make a group pledge for the 2x, 3x, 5x, 10x or 20x options and save on shipping! :)