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Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 12:36 pm
by Baldo
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?

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:38 pm
by msprange
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.

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Fri Aug 31, 2018 6:25 pm
by Baldo
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?

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Mon Sep 03, 2018 8:47 am
by msprange
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!

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Sat May 18, 2019 12:56 pm
by Baldo
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

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 1:39 pm
by msprange
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.

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am
by Baldo
msprange wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 1:39 pm
The reason those titles are on EU Amazon (and the Great Rift)...
Yes and no. :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=mongoose+t ... nb_sb_noss

Waited a few days for developments, but only Amazon UK has the various Great Rift titles (and the Naval stuff) available for order, Amazon DE-ES-FR-IT have Islands in the Rift and Flatlined only (I'm not counting the independent shops selling on Amazon here).

For those interested, the Amazon shop with the current lowest prices is Amazon.it :D , got Islands in the Rift for €8,51 and Flatlined for €8,45. In addition, Amazon mailed me Element Class Cruisers Blueprints and Shakedown Cruise with NO physical damage to the books (Amazon book packaging is flimsy, usually), for €37,45 TOTAL :shock: only (now I understand why Matt said Amazon sales are "very expensive for us").

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Sun Jun 02, 2019 4:38 pm
by Moppy
Baldo wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am
for €8,45. In addition, Amazon mailed me Element Class Cruisers Blueprints and Shakedown Cruise with NO physical damage to the books (Amazon book packaging is flimsy, usually)
At least, this applies for paperback fiction - Amazon packaging is fine but 3rd party sellers selling via Amazon don't always pack properly (look who it's sold by). They learn fast if you contact support, because Amazon does NOT like poor quality packing for its merchants. Amazon pays the merchant a rebate of just under 3€ for packaging a paperback, and they expect the merchant to use that for packing instead of pocketing it.

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 10:16 am
by Baldo
Baldo wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am
Amazon DE-ES-FR-IT have Islands in the Rift and Flatlined only...
Deepnight Endeavour is available in the EU stores since last week (got a copy for €9,74), and a few days ago Amazon also added (still empty) pages for Mission to Mithril and The Calixcuel Incident.
My money is ready :) .

Re: Mongoose Publishing and Amazon UK IT FR DE ES

Posted: Sun Aug 11, 2019 2:43 pm
by Baldo
Baldo wrote:
Sun Jun 02, 2019 9:11 am
msprange wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 1:39 pm
The reason those titles are on EU Amazon (and the Great Rift)...
Yes and no. :)

https://www.amazon.co.uk/s?k=mongoose+t ... nb_sb_noss

Waited a few days for developments, but only Amazon UK has the various Great Rift titles...
A few days ago EU Amazon added The Great Rift Boxed Set to the stock (2 books), but with different prices: *100 EUROS* for Italy ( :shock: No thanks), 64-66 in France and Germany and...

https://www.amazon.es/Traveller-Great-R ... oks&sr=1-3

...30,73 ONLY for Spain (add 7 euros If you live elsewhere in the EU). Got my copy a few minutes ago (37,73 is a good price), one more boxed set is available if anyone is interested :wink: ...