Sunday, July 31, 2011

FYI: Where To Buy Aussie YA (internationally)

So... often all my "honourary Aussie" readers who live outside Australia lament that our most brilliant books are not available to them :/

There are a few places where the most desperate can buy and pay $$$ in shipping and have books delivered from Australia to your door.


there is one place where you can get FREE international shipping ~

screenshot of a pre-order of Melina Marchetta's upcoming book
only $15 ~ which is a bargain for an Aussie book

Oh happy day ;)

Of course, you may be a tad surprised at how much our Aussie books cost compared to what you're used to. (We are a smaller country, with smaller publishers, it's just the way it is). You will be paying the same price as what we pay over here.

BUT at least you now have postage-free access to any gorgeous Aussie books your little hearts desire :D

What to buy when you get there?

That's up to you :) You may like our Aussie editions of books better, or you may be after books that are not available in the US yet.

some of my Aussie faves 
(that are not available through The Book Depository or Amazon):

Aussie pre-orders (highly recommended):

I have no idea when Marchetta's FROI will be out internationally. I know The Piper's Son was out a full 12 months in Australia before the rest of the world. Blood song = AWESOME. Haven't read The Bridge, but I am insanely excited for it :D

Coming to US but already available in the Aussie edition 
(in case you can't wait/ want our cover)

Graffiti Moon will be out in Feb 2012 in the US. Saving June in Dec 2011.
Both have different covers. 

I have many other faves, but a lot of them are already internationally available :)

(I am also planning to update my Aussie YA page on the blog, which is sadly looking a little outdated :/ )*

Note: I am not an affiliate or anything, just passing on the info for any interested readers :D Also, being in Australia, my browser always defaults to the Australian fishpond site, so not able to link directly from here. make sure you use: ( is for Australia/New Zealand). I've used our fishpond site a bundle of times and they have been awesome (although I haven't bought books from them~ have used them to send gifts interstate).

I am completely unaware of any other Australian sites which offer free international shipping (and I am pretty certain that it is a recent development with fishpond anyways).

* speaking of plans for the blog. It's been a little quiet around here lately. Huh. I do have a bundle of upcoming reviews, etc, but have been cruising a bit :)


  1. YAY! YAY! YAY!
    Thank for the link, Nomes.

    *merry dance*

  2. Oh that is new for fishpond! I'll have to check it out as I usually go to the book depository for the free shipping stuff.

  3. you can check out indiebound in the states and the uk and hopefully soon in australia for online shopping. while you won't get free postage, you WILL be supporting local industries and assisting the publishing and bookselling industries around the world who are doing it tough.

  4. Eeeeh, this post has just made me so happy.
    I've wanted to read 'Raw Blue' and 'Graffiti Moon' for so long!

    Thank you!

  5. I've been looking at fishpondworld ever since you told me about it and I still can't decide what books to get. Thanks for including recommendations in this post. :)

  6. Thanks for this! I have been wanting to buy these books. So glad to have finally found a website to buy the books from!

  7. Thanks so much! I've been looking as to where I could get Raw Blue and here it is :)

  8. I FREAKING ♥ you! You're the best. Thanks so much!

  9. Thanks for the helpful post, Nomes! I'm bookmarking!

    I finally got my hands on Saving June and bought it as an e-book direct from the publishers website for $14, so that's another option too for anyone who's trying to buy that one and is overseas. :)

  10. I knew about Fishpond AU but not WORLD!
    You just made my day!!
    *jumps for joy*


    You know, once I tried to buy the Aussie edition of Piper's Son (because the cover is SO much better) and the guy at the store here told me "Yeah, we can get it, but it will cost you 850 pesos (which is roughly 80 dollars)"

    It broke my heart, and you just put it back together.

  11. Thank you. Thank you. This is a very helpful post. Perhaps now I will actually be able to get Jaclyn Morairty's next book rather than wait for a UK pub to pick it up. I would kiss your feet if you were in my study. *mwah*

  12. This is SUPER useful! I have wanted Good Oil for ages now (although, WOW, books really are expensive there!)



  13. Ohhh, VERY cool. I am psyched to find out about this! I will have to look around the site. <3

  14. Thank you so much for sharing this. Now I don't need to fret when it comes to trying to find a way to read all these Australian books I'm sure to love!~

  15. Yay, thanks so much for sharing this!

  16. Thanks so much for sharing this link! There are so many Aussie novels I'd love to read.

  17. I didn't know that Fishpond did free shipping worldwide! Thanks for posting about this!

  18. Wow, I did not know that!! I know a blogger who has ordered Blood Song through Readings, but this might be easier/cheaper.

  19. So helpful!! I finally got around to reading Jellicoe Road (ADORED IT) so now I want to get my hands on more Aussie reads <3

  20. Oh fantastic! Thanks for sharing!

    Froi hits the UK on 13th March ( I have it pre-ordered!) I think I can wait. But I think I'll definitely get Blood Song.

    And I will toss a coin to see if I get Good Oil or Six Impossible Things, as they are top of my list :)

  21. Awesome that there is actually someone who ships Aussie books internationally - and with free shipping! (Although some of those book prices make me wince...can't imagine paying that much all the time!)

  22. You should add in your Note that you are sick of your non-Aussie friends whining about how we can't get the books in the US. Really, this whole post is in an effort to get some people (*cough*me*cough*) to stop being big babies about it:)


    Oh, also I am freaking hugely excited for The Bridge.

  23. great post!
    Even though i live in Australia i still find it so hard to buy Aussie YA books. Especially Cath Crowley books and Six Impossible things. Which is so annoying.
    I had to go to great lengths to get my hands on Raw blue.
    I will have to checkout Big Pond because i might be able to get them on there :)

  24. I've used fishpond before but they didn't have free shipping so yippee that they do now!

  25. Awesome post! I'm so excited I can get some of these books now.

  26. This is awesome Nomes, just awesome!! I've been to the but didn't realize there was a worldwide one (maybe you told me at some point and i just misunderstood). :)

    BTW - Graffiti Moon is available as an ARC on Netgalley!!! No waiting until Feb. :)

  27. Great link - thanks! But the prices! Ouch lol! I've wanted to read The bridge for a while now but couldn't find it anywhere!

  28. Thanks for the recommendation re Fishpondworld - I have now used it and ordered! Only one book so far - mustn't go mad...


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