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Memefest Book: How to get it? The Wikileaks and Paypal dilemma

Dear Comrades, dear friends. As our new extensive Memefest book is out, we have received many emails on how to get it. Sure, we would like to bring it as close to our community as possible, but as we will explain we have a dilemma.

As you all know, Memefest supports Wikileaks. One of the very problematic gestures of neoliberal capitalist business was to block Wikileaks' payments they have received from supporters all over the planet.

Services that have blocked Wickileaks include also PayPal, the Internet payment service provider.

Now, you see...in Slovenia, our book is sold in all mayor bookshops and it is possible to buy it online through the publishers online store. As a academic publishing house the web site is only in Slovene, so it makes it hard for non Slovene speaking people to order the book through it.

This is why we wanted to use PayPal. We would install it here on our web site and everyone would be able to buy the book in few minutes time, and we would than send it from here.

Well, the thing is that we don't really want to use PayPal for obvious reasons.
And here we need your help. What Internet service can we use to make the payment of the book secure, fast and easy, without supporting the beast??

Anyone with an idea?

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giartek
9 years, 10 months ago

Hi! maybe with Wester Union http://corporate.westernunion.com/index.html

or simply cash on delivery

lokidesign
9 years, 10 months ago

here are some options, though i can't vouch for any of them personally: http://blog.webdistortion.com/2010/07/28/paypal-alternatives-e-commerce/

oliver
9 years, 10 months ago

thank you giartek and loki,

hm, not than many options that work internationally and are not complicated.

RebelZ
9 years, 10 months ago
oliver
9 years, 10 months ago

thanks RebelZ, this look prommising.

ventolinmono
9 years, 10 months ago

PDF?!

oliver
9 years, 10 months ago

hi ventonlimono: pdf- yes, but the book is almost 600 pages, its hard to read this much from the computer screen. and its a beautiful object, so many people would like to have the physical version.

as for other options: its not that easy as i thought. paypal seems to be practically the option with least integration and bureaucratic hassle. so the dilemma is still here.

RebelZ
9 years, 9 months ago

so i see it became paypal, huh
kinda sucks, but then again, getting the book out seems an end justifiable

oliver
9 years, 9 months ago

rebelZ- it does suck. we checked many possibilities, but all of them are highly complicated to integrate or the bureaucracy with banks is just way too much. many of the services also do not work with slovenian banks. we also wanted to integrate a special software on our server- this is done by the bank, but he costs, considering that we are not a business with lots of income are just too high. so, in the end if we wanted to get the book to the people we needed to make this compromise.

ventolinmono
9 years, 9 months ago

where is the pdf?

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