UPDATE: Galaxy bookshop in Sydney have since very kindly and promptly taken note of the problem and will be fixing it – if you want to order the book from them, look for it under Glenda Larke, or as Last Stormlord (without the “The”. They do have copies!)
I wanted to send my books to a few people down in Oz. So I go online.
Geez, that was an exercise in futility. Galaxy in Sydney has never heard of the book. Neither has Abbey’s. Infinitas says they’ll have to order it and it will take 2 weeks. Down in Melbourne, Slow Glass doesn’t take credit cards. Over in Perth, neither White Dwarf nor Fantastic Planet deal with online sales.
So in the end I forget about the sff specialists and I went to the book chain Dymocks. They want the recipient’s email (no problem with that) – but then, blow me down, they also want their bleeding telephone number!!!!!!! How the @# should I know?
And they say shopping online is easy??