Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

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Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Postby Baldo » Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:36 pm

I'm a strong Amazon customer, and I have bought goods from all the various Amazon stores in Europe. However, most printed books from Mongoose Publishing are NOT available from Amazon here in Europe, and I VERY rarely go to Amazon.com (because of shipping charges and customs tariffs). I do know Mongoose has an online shop (I've created an account there too), but what is the problem with Amazon in Europe?
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Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Postby msprange » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm

In a nutshell, it is very expensive for us. We have a few titles in the UK store but we really don't get the best of deals with Amazon, if you get my meaning.
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Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Postby Baldo » Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:25 pm

msprange wrote:
Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm
In a nutshell, it is very expensive for us.
What about releasing Print-On-Demand books through Amazon then?
Some time ago, Steve Jackson Games started doing this with great success/sales (yep, new SJG customer here :wink: ), and I've noticed you DO have a few POD books* on sale.
Is Amazon "very expensive" for PODs too?

*Back in October 2012, you said "We plan to, eventually, have (Print-on-Demand) on all titles!"... Any news?
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Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Postby msprange » Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:47 am

The POD system we are using is Drivethru - we have a lot of back catalogue books already converted, but with 600-odd titles, this is not a quick job by any stretch!
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Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Postby Baldo » Sat May 18, 2019 12:56 pm

Returned home from a short vacation, started surfing Amazon.it for a few things I need and... WHAT?! Element Class Cruisers Blueprints (€28,89) and Naval Adventure 1: Shakedown Cruise (€8,56) on sale HERE? :shock:
Needed some time to overcome the shock first (really!), but managed to grab all the available books (2 only).

Is this:

A): A sign of things to come;
B): A sign of bad sales;
C): A sign I'm sorely deluded if I keep thinking EU customers would better served when/if Mongoose starts selling PODs and new books alike on Amazon.DE-ES-FR-IT-UK ? :P
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Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Postby msprange » Mon May 20, 2019 1:39 pm

Not really any of those:)

The reason those titles are on EU Amazon (and the Great Rift) is because we have a decent stock of them here in the UK, so they can be supplied to Amazon relatively painlessly. Other titles... not so much.
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