Cory Doctorow just released his newest novel, Eastern Standard Tribe. He’s made it available again as a free download (already got mine in Plucker format for my Samsung i330 Palm/phone.) I read Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom when it came out and enjoyed it quite a bit. I think Cory continues to set an excellent precedent for digital distribution of created works that really understands what it is that people want.
This is the second novel I’ve made available as a free download (the first, Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom, was downloaded hundreds of thousands of times and sold like hell). I’m delighted to do it a second time.
Here’s the deal: I don’t believe that there’s any market-demand for teasers or for “Digital Rights Management” technology: none of you woke up this morning and said, “Damn, I wish there was a way I could get less of the books I enjoy and a way I could do less with them once I have them.” My goal here is to figure out what people actually want out of electronically delivered text, and so I’m giving this novel to you in three open and flexible formats with an invitation: …
Click here to download Palm PDB version of the book (Plucker format, 136K)