Amazon

Our Association with Amazon

The Australian Online Bookshop is an independent Australian bookshop. We are dedicated to bringing books to Australians and to making Australian books available to people throughout the world. However, Amazon is the largest online bookshop in the world and it often makes sense for readers to buy from Amazon rather than the Australian Online Bookshop. We recognize this and are happy to leave the decision in the hands of our readers.

If you would like to order from Amazon and the book has not been listed by the Australian Online Bookshop, you can try our Amazon Search Page or ask Bob Hoffman (bob@bookworm.com.au) for details.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I order from Amazon?

People from North America should almost always order from Amazon if the book is available from them - it will be cheaper and arrive more quickly. People in parts of the world closer to North America than Australia will also usually find it better to order from Amazon. Australians may need to order books not available in Australia from Amazon. For books that are not listed in the Australian Online Bookshop, Australians can write to Bob Hoffman (bob@bookworm.com.au) to see if the book is available in Australia. Australians wishing to work out the costs of using Amazon can use our Amazon Tool Kit.

When should I order from the Australian Online Bookshop?

People from Australia should usually order from the Australian Online Bookshop if the book is listed in the bookshop as being readily available. The book will arrive much more quickly and the total price will usually be less. If a book is not listed in the Australian Online Bookshop, Australians can write to Bob Hoffman (bob@bookworm.com.au) to see if the book is available in Australia and then use our Amazon Tool Kit to see if it is cheaper or faster to get it from Amazon. Although Australian prices may look higher, remember that they are in Australian dollars rather than American dollars and that prices do not include postage. Postage from the United States to Australia is expensive - especially if you choose air mail - and standard delivery from the United States takes a long time. People from other parts of the World may want to order from the Australian Online Bookshop if Australia is closer to them or if the books are not available from Amazon.

Who is responsible for my order?

If you order from the Australian Online Bookshop, the book is sent by us from Australia, your credit card is charged by us, and all queries should be directed to Bob Hoffman (bob@bookworm.com.au). If you decide to order from Amazon, the book is sent by them from the United States, your credit card is charged by Amazon, and all queries should be directed to them.

 
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