Dear Ungluers,

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 provides payment services for the popular crowdfunding site Kickstarter.

Amazon has required us to void all pending authorizations.  However, this does not affect the Oral Literature in Africa Campaign, which was successful and has been fully funded. That ebook, being produced by Open Book Publishers, is almost ready for release.  It will be available under a Creative Commons Attribution license for you to enjoy, use, copy, share, translate, remix.

We are already hard at work to implement a new payment method for, and we'll let you know as soon as it's available. Until then, please help spread the word, and urge your friends to register as ungluers and make a wishlist. The more ungluers we have, the more rights holders will join us for our re-launch.  We’re also looking forward to hearing from you at the open thread on our blog, on our Facebook page, or on Twitter with the hashtag #unglueit.

With your continuing support, we will survive these difficulties to unglue many, many books. Maybe someday, people will look back with amazement on the short period when Amazon dominated the world of ebooks.

Eric Hellman

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