Folks in Australia,
I inquired with the printing company (Createspace) who prints my books for Amazon. I received this reply from them when I asked why my books are no longer available in Australia. It’s apparently a tax thing. -Ger
Greetings from CreateSpace. I hope this message finds you well.
I see that you are concerned about the availability of your books on Amazon.com.au.
I regret to inform you that presently, paperback books are not being sold on
Amazon.com.au. For this reason, we’ll not be able to make your book available for
sale in that site. I hope you understand my limitations in this regard.
From July 1, 2018, Amazon wont be able to deliver any retail order copies of your
paperback book purchased on Amazon international sites to Australia. This change is
to ensure we remain compliant with requirements of the Australian GST law for low
value imported goods.
However, your book is made available on Amazon.com, Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.de,
Amazon.es, Amazon.it, Amazon.ca, Amazon.com.mx, and Amazon.fr as all these come
under our standard distribution channel and customers can order your book from any
one of these sites.
We appreciate your patience while we work to expand our distribution options.
I do realize that this may not be the response you had hoped for, and sincerely
apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause. I truly wish that I could have
been able to accommodate your request.