This letter is in no way an attempt to say ja boo, everything is better here. So please don't flame me as this is a constructive comment
I live in the Netherlands and in every large book shop I have been to in any town, I can buy off the shelf, the most recent Infomagic developers resource or the other one with the internet help stuff, the Mootif CD motif port for Linux and / or Yggdrasil release version.
Book shops in the Netherlands sell quite a large quantity of share-ware CD-ROMs. Maybe book shops in the UK should do the same