Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Hey Foreign People

I thought I'd make a shout out to people not living in the USA. At Science Fiction Trails, where I am publisher, we used to get sales from overseas, then that all kind of stopped. We haven't seen a UK order in over a year through any of our distribution channels. It's been even longer for an order from Australia. We've never sold a book in Canada. I think part of that is the rising cost of international mail. And the US Postal Service has announced another rate increase. In many cases, it costs more to ship a book than the books themselves cost. So, I'm not surprised we don't see foreign orders.

However, we have more options through Amazon than ever. Our products are all available from Amazon UK & Amazon Europe just like locally sold books. We now have unprecidented ebook distribution. Some of our titles are available on Nook as well as Kindle and more will be available soon. And, I've discovered a marvelous retailer that actually ships worldwide. It's called the Book Depository and they offer free shipping anywhere.

So, it seems like now is a great time to order little Billy's copy of Science Fiction Trails or a nice horror anthology for Grandma's Christmas stocking.

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