Not surprisingly, we charge different amounts for delivery to different parts of the world. In Europe (except Russia, which for postal purposes is within Europe), we offer the option of standard or tracked delilvery (which is also faster). For places outside Europe and for Russia we use only tracked delivery; this is expensive, of course, but we know from experience that regular postal deliveries are not sufficiently reliable.
On the checkout page you must choose the correct shipping option. (Yes, we know the system should be able to work out the right charge from the shipping address you provide, but it can't at present. Sorry.)
Please make sure you get the shipping region right; if you get it wrong, your book will be delayed because we'll need to contact you to extract a further payment. This is a time-wasting hassle for everyone concerned.
When you make a purchase through the site, your credit card will be charged immediately. Arguably it would be better to charge your card at the moment you order is despatched, but there is no practical way to arrange that. You'll find the same with most online sales operations.
Our book distributor aims to despatch books the day after we receive the order. In the UK they use 2nd class post, which is supposed to deliver two or three working days later, including Saturdays. Deliveries abroad take longer. To avoid the very long delays sometimes experienced in the past by customers outside Europe, we now used tracked delivery for those addresses. We also offer the option of tracked delivery for addresses in Europe, at an extra cost.