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November 9, 2010 – 5:29 pm9 Comments

Lee Harvey Oswald – Allegedly he shot Kennedy from the Book Depository.

Lee Harvey Oswald – Allegedly he shot Kennedy from the Book Depository.

Galus Australis is a not-for-profit online magazine that aims to both highlight Jewish life in the Great Southern Land, and be an online manifestation of the idiom that where there are two Jews, there are at least three opinions.

It takes a not insignificant amount of money (not to mention time!) to run Galus Australis.  Not only are there the typical costs such as webhosting, but there are many other financial costs that readers might not be aware of. For example, legal bills. You’d never guess, but it turns out some Jews can be rather litigious people (just kidding!). Then there’s the catering bills. Who would have thought that the young ladies and gentlemen who have served their time as sub-editors could drink that much expensive hard liquor? Anyway, you get our drift.

Don’t worry, we’re not about to ask you to put your hand in your pocket. We know you’ve got much better things to do with your disposable income.  Of course, if you are part of the BRW or Forbes rich list, then feel free to get in contact with us.  As Mr Cooper from Stirling Cooper once explained to Don Draper, “Philanthropy is the gateway to power.”

But seriously, we’re certainly not looking for handouts from our regular readers.  Far from it.  In fact, if you keep reading, you’ll probably save money! Galus Australis is now an affiliate of the Book Depository. What’s the Book Depository you might ask? Well, it’s basically the same as Amazon, except that it tends to be far less expensive, since delivery is free worldwide.

All we ask is that if you are intending to purchase any books online anyway, please click through to the Book Depository via our advert at the top right of the page. Whenever people click through to the Book Depository from our site and purchase a book (or books), a small percentage of the purchase price will be donated back toward the upkeep of the Galus Australis website.

Thank you, and happy reading.

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  • Sol Salbe says:

    Sounds like a worthwhile idea even if (and I haven’t checked) it is not as good in value for money term as other virtual bookshops. Good luck.

  • frosh says:

    Thanks for your endorsement Sol.

    It so happens that RSD is a prolific book purchaser.

    It has been her experience that The Book Depository is consistently less expensive than its rival, assuming you are ordering the book to be sent to Australia (or anywhere outside of America), as the postage is free.

    This was one of our criteria for selecting the Book Depository.

    If there are any American residents out there, this may not necessarily apply, as I think Amazon may sometimes offer free postage to America.

  • naava says:

    great idea. hope it works for you. just bought some books we needed at work for you.

  • Sam says:

    I just bought 2 Judaica books and checked Amazon.com also only for interest, to compare. Shipping from the US costs about US$10.00 (5 to 12 business days), so it makes the overall purchase cost quite a bit more with Amazon.
    It is well deserved that some profits filter back to Galus. Well done, to the editors for forming this alliance.

  • malkmus says:

    I’ve purchased many books from the Book Depository — cheap and they arrive promptly.

    Will click through from this site in future!

  • MargB says:

    I love the Book Depository! But I have to laugh at the irony – when I clicked the link from this page, it opened onto a page of Christmas offers :)

  • The Hasid says:

    Great idea! Will happily oblige.

  • Mandi Katz says:

    I placed an order with the Book Depositary. So worth it – they thanked me “ever so much” for shopping with them – how fabulously English. And free delivery to boot.

  • Michelle says:

    The book and DVD I ordered for my toddler arrived on my doorstep within the week, and were far cheaper than in the bookstore…great service!

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