Why is shipping to (my non-US or -EU country) so expensive?
Unfortunately, international shipping rates right now are absolutely ridiculous for various reasons (supply chain issues, labor issues, pandemic issues, wars, inflation, etc). Various fulfillment centers quoted me between $32 and $43 US dollars to ship a 4.5 lb book from US to Canada, for instance, (and that’s not counting first-mile shipping from my book printer or the fulfillment center’s pick-and-pack fees). I’m working with two partners for fulfillment, based in the US and EU (my two highest-volume regions), but unfortunately order quantities in other areas (including the UK, sadly no longer part of the EU) were not high enough for me to be able to work with additional fulfillment centers in other countries. Which means backers from elsewhere are stuck with the stupid-high international shipping rates, unfortunately. I wish they were lower, too.
Please note that this is a very heavy book (4.5 pounds and almost 650 pages), which doesn’t help. If the cost of shipping puts the book out of your budget, you might consider the digital version as a back-up option instead. (If you’ve already ordered and want to change your order, you can contact BackerKit support or me directly and we’ll help you out.)
Last updated: October 03, 2022 17:10
Is there a way to buy more than one book, or a mixture of editions?
Yes! From the BackerKit page for the project, you can select additional “Add-Ons” to your base pledge, or even change your base pledge level (while supplies last). The page will show the amount pledged to the Kickstarter campaign; if you add additional items to your order, you’ll be able to see the new total cost of your order. You’ll be charged the difference once orders are locked down.
Last updated: July 05, 2022 09:11
Do I get the digital edition free along with any physical edition?
Last updated: July 18, 2022 15:14
I have more questions about the project.
There are additional questions and answers on the Kickstarter project FAQ page here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/aaronareed/50-years-of-text-games/faqs
Last updated: July 05, 2022 09:11
What is BackerKit?
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I never received my invitation. How do I complete the survey?
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How do I update my shipping address?
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When will my order be shipped, charged or locked?
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I completed the survey, but haven't received my rewards yet. When will they arrive?
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