Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Free books!

I knew that'd get your attention! And I'm going to tell you where to get them in just a sec. But first, you need the story.

I love meeting other authors. With my travel schedule, I’m not always around when my fave authors come to town, but last night, there was one I wasn’t going to miss. A fellow Tor author, who I LOVE. (Well...not him, but his books. I mean, I might love him if I knew him better...but not like that, cuz he's married. Um...I'll shut up now...)

Cory Doctorow has jumped the pond and is touring leading up to his stop at BEA next week. Let me just say, if you get a chance to meet him, don’t miss it! And, if you haven’t read his YA books, Little Brother, or his newest, For The Win, read them.

Cory has an interesting perspective on copyrights. His work—every book he’s written—is available as a FREE ebook through his website. And, yet, Little Brother still made the NYT bestseller list. That’s saying something—a book that’s available for free still selling well enough to make The List. Pretty amazing. I encourage you to check him out. And, if you like his books, pick one up (as in: pay for it) as a gift, or to donate to a library or school.


  1. Awesome. I hadn't heard much about Cory Doctorow lately, so it's good to see he's doing well with his books. I've heard interviews and promos on different writing podcasts for him and some other authors who give away their books for free.

    *adds little brother to buy list*

  2. Dawn--Little Brother is an excellent YA book. Very intense and thought provoking. Loved it.

  3. Ooooh, definitely adding these to the TBR pile!

  4. Jude--Alas, no BEA for me this year. =(

    Suzie--I've seen your TBR pile. Anything that goes on that is likely never to be seen again!

  5. This is so cool! I had heard about his books-for-free strategy and I think it's amazing too. Definitely a testament.