I've discovered a handy hint for UK bloggers posting books out internationally so I thought I'd share it with you.
If you are sending a book outside of the UK you can get cheaper postage if you ask for "Printed Paper Rates". I found this out by complete accident when I posted a book to France from a post office in Cambridge. The chap behind the counter asked what I was sending and when I said it was a book, he said I can have printed paper rates. I had no clue what he was talking about but it meant it cost the same to post to France as it did to post to London or any UK town.
So the next time I went to the post office in the town where I live, I asked for Printed Paper Rates. I was posting to a book to a UK blogger but the chap said that only applies to overseas postage.
Anyway, today I posted two books out to the US for two of my top commentators and I asked for Printed Paper Rates and success! It cost £3.64 per book. It would have cost nearly £5.00 per book if I hadn't asked for Printed Paper Rates.
So what I am trying to say (rather inarticulately) is if you are a UK blogger and you are posting a book internationally, if you ask for Printed Paper Rates it will save you money. Yay!