Short of using an Amazon Gift Voucher, how do we best make offers that are available Internationally?
Here is the long explanation:
We have international readers. I do not like receiving emails offering me prizes that I'm not eligible to enter, and I would not want to do that to my readers. Because of that, I'm currently offering an Amazon Gift Voucher.
I love the idea of providing a Paperwhite or Fire as a giveaway. Is there are way to do that for an International audience without annoying those readers who find they aren't eligible to get it.
Even if Amazon would deliver it, the shipping cost would make it prohibitive to send.
I could not find, in a search of a dozen Kindles, one Amazon seller shipping to my location.
Is there a distributor who ships anywhere, and at a reasonable cosy, to all locations?
I unsubscribe from promoters who exclude my location.
There is a reason why Australians are the highest pirates of all things digital. I don't download pirated books, but I'm in the minority in my country. Autralians, and I assume New Zealanders, find themselves excluded from so much that is available online to others, to the US and UK especially.
Free books is another example of this. If you email readers saying 'get my free book,' and you send them a link to a paid book, as many of us Australians receive, you encourage Australians to get that book for free, but from a pirate site. Australians have been driven by those 'get this free—then finding it is $3.99, or more, to them on Amazon and NOOK books, to becoming the biggest users of pirate sites in the world.
I'm not agreeing with that logic. I'd never use a pirate site. I'm just explaining why many of us struggle to get digital product sales traction in Australia.
I need to know where I can access Internationally available prizes and reader rewards that do not exclude large groups of readers.