While print copies of issue #1 are free of charge, shipping is not. We apologize for that, however we are a new endeavor and if we want to keep the lights on and the prints coming, we can’t pay for everything. But we want you to know that we don’t play “Gotcha” games with our shipping. Because we are a United States based company, we ship locally using United Parcel Service (UPS) or the United States Post Office (USPS) and when we ship world wide we us United Parcel Service (UPS). The package we ship is never more than 1lb. or 0.45kg. We ship using a bubble wrap package to keep your issue as safe as possible. As rates here in the United States can change, we offer up a form that allows you to input your name an address. We contact you within 24 hours for the shipping costs to your location for this one-of-a-kind 1st issue. You’ll be given the rate according to the shipping service at the moment we received your request based on a single issue price. You can go to the shipper to verify our total. Thank you.