We’ve been writing and publishing walking guide books since 2008. From the outset we’ve tried to make the process of buying our guides as simple as possible. This has meant our guide books have never increased in price and have always been sold in ’round pounds’ (e.g. £10) rather than the more tradition ‘penny off the pound’ pricing (e.g. £9.99).
Part of that commitment to simplicity has been to offer free, First Class postage on all orders! Our guides are typically posted on the same day they are ordered and, subject to the occasional vagaries of the postal system, arrive the next postal delivery day.
When we posted our first orders, back in 2008, the cost of sending a book to a customer was 78p. This January, that cost has risen to £1.83. As much as we’ve tried to delay adding complexity to the ordering process and having to charge for postage, the time has come to do just that.
It is with great reluctance, that from 17th January, all orders of less than £20 will incur a postage cost of £1. Although this doesn’t cover the full cost of posting a book, it does bring us close to the position we adopted in 2008.
We hope you understand this change in policy and we apologise for having to add to the cost of your books.