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Reduced and Fair Costs for Australian Authors

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Australia has some of the most talented authors in the world. Unfortunately, due to the high cost of postage within Australia and overseas, especially when compared to postage costs in overseas countries, such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada and Asia, our sales are reduced because neither the authors or the readers can afford Australia Post’s exorbitant shipping costs.

After approaching Australia Post regarding this issue, they have opened a discussion about modifying this discrepancy. However, to proceed with this matter, it’s important and good business practice for Australia Post to realise how many authors are being affected by this unjust overpricing.

For the wheels to begin to turn on this issue, Australia Post needs to treat our literary industry as a ‘whole business entity’, instead of our individual propriety standing. If viewed this way, I am confident that Australia Post will easily identify that they are doing our industry and themselves a disservice to allow this overpriced service to continue.

A significant decrease in postal pricing would produce a larger revenue in the grand scheme of things as the volume of parcels being shipped will (of course) increase dramatically. It will also bring back authors to Australia Post, authors who have found alternate means of shipment (domestically) which are less expensive, for example, the Mail Man service.

We, as Australians, deserve the same respect that authors are given in other countries throughout the world. We deserve the right to fair postage costs as received by authors in other countries.

Are you an Australian author? Do you want a fair postage structure in our country? Would you like the same opportunities afforded to authors in other countries? If you answered yes to these questions, let your voice be heard. Sign this petition so you count. Australia Post needs to receive the correct information so they can make this situation fair for us all. After all, we are Australians and I’m sure Australia Post would love the chance to show our country just supportive they are of our industry.

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