Recently, a reader wanted to buy a signed copy of my book The Guantánamo Files in the United States, which threw me into something of a quandary. Normally, I would advise anyone wanting to buy a copy of any of my books outside the UK to check out online retailers (Amazon, for example — follow the links for The Guantánamo Files through Amazon in the US, Canada, Germany, France and Japan), because the postage costs otherwise are daunting, to say the least.
However, if you either can’t get a delivery from Amazon (which may be more probable with my first two books, Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion and The Battle of the Beanfield), or you want a signed and/or personally dedicated copy, or you want to shell out more so that I receive a little bit more cash than if you buy it anywhere else, then I’ve come up with the answer, after visiting my local post office with a pile of books and checking out postage rates around the world.
The answer is my PayPal account. Although I could only work out how to configure my PayPal book pages for UK sales, if you’re anywhere else in the world, you can go to my PayPal “Donate” button at the top of this post (or at the top right of the homepage), enter the amount based on the figure below, and, when asked if you want to leave a message, add the name of the book, “signed” (if you want it signed), and a dedication if you want a dedication. And if you have any problems with the message, just drop me an email after payment.
Please note that transactions are in US dollars, which PayPal will convert from your own currency (if that’s not US dollars), and will then helpfully convert into pounds sterling for me. If that’s all clear, and you want to go ahead, then these are the amounts:
The Guantánamo Files
Rest of the World (inc. US): $38
The Battle of the Beanfield
Rest of the World (inc. US): $29
Stonehenge: Celebration and Subversion
Rest of the World (inc. US): $36
Note: Just to confirm, this information is not for readers in the UK, who can either buy the books directly via PayPal or can buy them from me by cheque. Please see the information at the foot of the relevant pages.
Andy Worthington is a journalist, author and filmmaker. To receive new articles in your inbox, please subscribe to my RSS feed (and I can also be found on Facebook and Twitter). Also see my definitive Guantánamo prisoner list, updated in July 2010, details about the new documentary film, “Outside the Law: Stories from Guantánamo” (co-directed by Polly Nash and Andy Worthington, currently on tour in the UK, and available on DVD here), and my definitive Guantánamo habeas list, and, if you appreciate my work, feel free to make a donation.
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