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 Post subject: Perhaps a funding idea?
PostPosted: Thu Sep 13, 2012 4:23 pm 
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I made this suggestion before over that the "other" forum (boo hiss) but maybe we could make some dosh by setting up an online book store dealing with material from the MIA? We could make it worth some while by composing some introductory texts/paragraphs on this forum and then having a collective decision on it. We could branch it out and such for other groups and do a cheaper run of some editions/works for propaganda purpose to practically give to people.
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I've always have wanted to open a bookstore. Perhaps we can have physical location as well. But that wouldn't happen anytime. Rooster could be on to something. Should we name it ReadMarx or keep to the dyslexic spelling RedMarx.

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I think the main problem is, who would buy something you can just come on to redmarx and PM the author about and get roughly the same response from or whatever.

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The better idea would be to sell various T-shirts that carry the Redmarx logo and random slogan's we've used in the past along with Marx pictures.

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jas4500 wrote:
I've always have wanted to open a bookstore. Perhaps we can have physical location as well.


I'm actually currently in the process of purchasing the Rietveld Schröder House so that we can begin sales immediately.

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I think the main problem is, who would buy something you can just come on to redmarx and PM the author about and get roughly the same response from or whatever.


Maybe guys like me with a fetish for books. My room looks like a fucking bookstore, piles of books scattered everywhere

Also, you guys are hippie workers collective capitalism reformist scumbags.


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Most of the time, I prefer to have a real book. I dont think that one would have to sell many of anything to help funding. There's online publishing and book printing sites that dont require up front cash. You just up a file and then select which format you want it in. We could createq compliations for people who always ask what shoukd they read. Such a thing could also possibly result in more traffic.
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I would pay money for printed copies of some books that seem to only exist on marxists.org.


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I have been in small publishing for 4 years. Firstly I've published anarchist books and how I'm working on something better ;) Saying this I do have some experience on this field, so I gotta say that you're pretty much idealist.

1) If you don't have up front cash you don't have product.
2) Publishing books will cost you quite a lot of money if you don't have good job.
3) Nobody buys books, so you won't earn a lot of money and in book business you don't earn to make profit (because you can't make profit of Marxist book), but to invest in another edition or to patch up last one.
4) If you use books from MIA you have to pay them credits or they'll sue you. They are IST wankers so except to be sued.
5) There's a lot of Marxist publishers and books on market. It ain't easy fight.

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See, that t-shirt is so epic, we'd be bound to get sales

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