Our official online store is the easiest way to get our books and helps keep the business viable, or you can order from local books shops; see below.
Direct from us • Please order direct from our secure online store (email us if you have any questions). We supply our current titles from stock quickly, pack them properly and ship worldwide. Sales like this help keep publishers going, there’s is a discount for coming to us and if you want, we’ll keep you updated on future publications. The store also has associated products such as posters and prints. SPECIAL EDITIONS – we sometimes have signed copies and special editions of new titles, which can only be ordered from our own online shop.
From bookshops • Easy On The Eye are keen help independent high-street stores survive the onslaught of the giant internet sellers (who operate by demanding massive discounts from suppliers and dodging their tax by pretending to be based in Luxembourg). So we would much rather you purchase from a local book shop, who will be glad to order for you if they do not have a title on the shelf – just quote the ISB number for the book. Waterstones don’t seem to want to stock our titles nationally, so feel free to badger them to change their minds! Sadly our recommended local stockist, the excellent Books On The Park, closed in 2018.
Phone orders • If you are still not an online shopper, we can accept credit card payment over the phone, please use the details on the Contact page.
If you are interested in a title which is not yet on sale, email us via the form on the contact page and we will then be in touch with you when we have a final publication date.
Yes you can order from this lot, however if you order new titles direct from us you will get them BEFORE Amazon (because we handle manufacturing direct with the suppliers in UK and Europe), you will often get a pre-order discount, access to special editions not available elsewhere,and you help keep the business viable!I’m one of those people who regards Amazon as a company out of control. Funded by investors for years running at a loss until they managed to stiff most of the online competition, they continue to avoid paying tax by channeling business through iffy countries. Now they have achieved the domination their long-term business model planned for, they are starting to turn the screw ever harder on suppliers. Their discount demands are already huge, and force UP the price of books elsewhere as publishers try to achieve a price which will still cover costs after the big discounts. This has pushed many into out-sourcing printing to China – putting UK printers out of business – just to get those lower costs. And we haven’t even started on how the company treats workers in many of their warehouses.Now, having pushed publishers to the point where it is harder to justify short reprint runs to keep titles in print, Amazon are trying to demand the right to supply digitally printed copies of any title which goes out of stock themselves. They have already helped decimate the CD market and high street record shops (I recall a couple of years ago they tried to force the record labels in Germany to agree to new terms which would give Amazon the right to order stock as they wanted, dictate the selling price of that stock, when they would pay the suppliers and (if they did pay when they said – though they would not necessarily do so) award themselves a further discount on that payment. You really would be hard pressed to make this all up (don’t worry I kept all the correspondence from my distributors). Happily the labels banded together and told them where to stick it.Most publishers do offer mail-order options, support them by using these. And the sooner publishers get together and organise an umbrella web retail portal and stop supplying Amazon the better. Here’s The Guardian’s take on their tricks.