Buying something else from US to send to AU ...for a 4 pound parcel DHL charge $18/UPS $23 (courier rates). Having said that, im going to guess the high charge will include sending it to parts far far away or expensive to get to.
supporters paid far more for postage and the USPS Medium Box (needed for some extras) came in at $38 for them.
Larry Elmore's Artbook, at 9" by 12", would need a Medium Box 2 (retail price $32.95 for Canada/Mexico, $47.95 elsewhere - Ogre supporters got better rates courtesy of Steve Jackson Games) so his postage rates aren't out of line. On the other hand, asking for that $48 extra on a $1,000 pledge is rather taking the mickey.
Now if only he could get Jeff Easly, Clyde Caldwell and Keith Parkinson to collaborate on a mega-artbook... *drool*