Breaking News!!! Amazon drops International wireless delivery charges on eBooks

For anyone living outside the USA or Canada, it used to cost about $2-00 to get the book delivered by wireless to your kindle or reading device. That meant a .99 cents book was 2.99. Even when you “gifted” your own book to someone living in the USA, using Amazon’s services, it still cost you that $2-00.

I always thought that was a bit harsh, reminded me of phone charges in hotels in the eighties and nineties.

The good news is that Amazon appear to have stopped charging and now, “Free International delivery”, now really does mean free.

Thanks, Jeff.

(Hat tip to Kacir for bringing this to my attention).

3 responses to “Breaking News!!! Amazon drops International wireless delivery charges on eBooks

  1. That is fab news! Thanks for letting us know 🙂

  2. I think they had dropped it in a few more countries besides the US and Canada (Australia and UK that I’m aware of)… Are you sure it’s worldwide now? If some countries/regions do still have the fee, at least the number has decreased. 🙂

    • Well, I can only tell from what I am looking at in Thailand and from what a friend in Slovakia is confirming. If Thailand and Slovakia have been included, then it is a reasonably broad brush…