Subject: How do I order Author copies?
I've now moved from Createspace to KDP.
On your site it says "Australian users can place orders from Amazon.com or Amazon.co.uk"
When I try to order copies, it says you can't ship to Australia and I should order from amazon.com.au
Can you tell me how to do this? I've been ordering from Createspace for years, and this is a real issue for me.
I am sorry for the inconvenience you experienced.
Please be aware, to remain compliant with changes to the GST law in Australia, from July 1, 2018, we've changed the way KDP authors in Australia access their books on Amazon. Authors can purchase retail copies of their paperbacks through a Global Store option on Amazon.com.au. However, proof and author copies will no longer be able to be shipped to Australian addresses. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause.
Please note that these changes do not affect the ability to continue to list your books on our international sites or have them shipped to eligible non-Australian addresses.
However, I will take this as a feedback and pass on this information to our business team for our future improvements.
Thanks for using Amazon KDP.
I supply a local bookstore with copies of my novels. Somehow, buying copies at full price from the UK, then selling them at 40% off the cover price, doesn't seem to make sound business sense.
I'm going to have to look at Ingram, because this change makes it impossible for me. I'm really happy with the quality of the books you print, and the service, and I'm very disappointed I can't order them any more.
I've started to let people know, because this is going to make it hard for my fans to get signed copies.