June 20, 2005

Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes to Town Free

(Filed under: Industry)

Cory Doctorow's Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves TownCory Doctorow, novelest and editor of the blog Boing Boing, has released his latest book, Someone Comes to Town, Someone Leaves Town, and you can snag a free copy. Doctorow has released the book under a Creative Commons license and explains:

As with my first and second novels, I've posted the entire text of this book online under a Creative Commons license that allows the unlimited, noncommercial redistribution of the text. You can send it around, paste it into a chat, beam it to a friend's PDA, or print out a chapter to hand out in the university common room. Like Woody Guthrie said, "Publish it. Write it. Sing it. Swing to it. Yodel it. We wrote it, that's all we wanted to do."

The whole point of giving away electronic books is to experiment with electronic text and spot where the new opportunities for earning a writer's living lie -- working with my audience, not against them. So with every release, I've tried some experimentation. This book is no exception.

He's also releasing the book in developing nations as if it were public domain. Read more about Doctorow's open licensing.

Posted by kevin at June 20, 2005 7:45 PM

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