Update on Relaunch

As we get over our excitement about the release of our first unglued ebook, Oral Literature in Africa, we’re beginning our planning for relaunch. The silver lining behind our Amazon Payments thunderstorm is that over the past year, some new payments alternatives have emerged. We got red-carpet treatment from three California payments startups, each of […]

Open thread: Amazon forces to Suspend Crowdfunding for Creative Commons eBooks

Amazon Payments has informed us that they will no longer process pledge payments for, forcing us to suspend all active ungluing campaigns. According to a Senior Account Manager at Amazon, Amazon has decided against “boarding fresh crowdfunding accounts at this time”. Amazon has been providing payment services for, as it does for the […] payment options: Amazon vs. Paypal

When we were deciding on how to implement payments in, we considered two options, Paypal and Amazon Payments. We needed a flexible, easy to use system with the flexibility to implement campaigns where nobody’s credit card gets charged until a campaign succeeds. There were two providers whose systems were in use by similar crowd-funding […]