Fwd: [Doctorow] Free Little Brother for teachers, librarians, etc -- a tipjar alternative for people who loved the ebook

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Rich Vázquez

May 6, 2008, 9:26:34 AM5/6/08
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From: Cory Doctorow <doct...@craphound.com>
Date: Tue, May 6, 2008 at 5:17 AM
Subject: [Doctorow] Free Little Brother for teachers, librarians, etc
-- a tipjar alternative for people who loved the ebook
To: Rich Vázquez <rich.v...@gmail.com>
Cc: doct...@ctyme.com

Every time I put a book online for free, readers ask me how they can
"tip" me for the download. The problem is, I'm not actually interested
in tips, since these cut my publisher out of the loop, putting us on
opposite sides of the free download equation. My publisher is
*extremely* valuable to me, providing editorial and marketing and
distribution services that I couldn't possibly provide on my own without
spending a *lot* more of the cover-price of the book than currently goes
to my publisher.

For Little Brother, I've come up with a solution that balances out my
publishers' interests, my interests, the generosity of my readers, and
the needs of educators and libraries.

Here's how it works: if you're a librarian, teacher (or similar --
someone who works in a halfway house, social center, or comparable
institution), you can send in a request for a free copy of Little
Brother. I'll post these, along with your institution's address, on a
public web-page (I'm also vetting these to make sure that they really
come from educators and affiliated trades, and not just cheap people
who want someone else to buy them a copy of the book).

If you're someone who loved the ebook and wants to "tip" me, you can pay
me back by checking out the list of teachers and suchlike in search of
donated copies, and buy a copy directly for someone on the list, using
Amazon, BN.com, Powell's, or your favorite mail-order house. Send in the
email receipt (delete anything private first), and the teacher's entry
will be marked as fulfilled.

I'm actually paying someone to manage this whole process, out of my own
pocket. Olga Nunes, a friend and awesome web-developer, has agreed to
take on the task of updating the page, vetting the entries, and
answering your questions. You can reach her at
freelitt...@gmail.com with your solicitations and/or donations.

So there it is: educators, librarians, social workers and other people
who work with kids, send in your solicitations now! Generous ebook
readers are waiting to send you free copies of my latest book!

Donate page:

Little Brother:

Little Brother on Amazon:

Little Brother on Barnes and Noble:

Little Brother on Powell's

Cory Doctorow

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latest novel: craphound.com/someone

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Free novel: Eastern Standard Tribe: craphound.com/est
Free novel: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom: craphound.com/down
Free stories: Overclocked: craphound.com/overclocked
Free stories: A Place So Foreign: craphound.com/place

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