Cory Doctorow’s “For The Win”

Jane Park, May 11th, 2010

Longtime supporter of CC and NYTimes best selling author Cory Doctorow has released his latest work of fiction, For The Win, under a CC BY-NC-SA license. For The Win is about a virtual future of gamers, Big Sister, and shadow economies. Cory encourages you to remix the work and also to convert it to your favorite format. You can download the book for free, donate, or buy the book at his site.

His last book, Little Brother, was available for download under the same license and spent four weeks on the New York Times bestseller list. For more on why Cory uses CC for his works, see his posts for Locus Magazine on Creative Commons and Why I Copyfight.

4 Responses to “Cory Doctorow’s “For The Win””

  1. Peter Troxler says:

    Certainly another cool move by Cory Doctorow.

    There is one thing, however, that really irritates me about this post: in the sentence “You can download the book for free, donate, or buy the book at his site” the only word with a link is “buy” … as if “donate” and “download” would not deserve the same treatment.

    Leaves me with a big WHY

    … and of course a lot of speculation …

  2. Jane Park says:

    Hey Peter,

    Didn’t mean to send any messages with that one– it’s just that the others are already linked in the post. ie. the graphic links to the download page and the title links to the site in general. That I didn’t include a link to donate was an oversight of mine, which I’ll go ahead and fix now! Thanks for bringing it to my attention.

  3. John Russell says:

    Hi! Great post! Just wantd to point out that while
    Little Brother was his last Young Adult book, his last book was Makers.

  4. I’m making an Italian traduction of this book at
    If you want to help you’re welcome! I’ve nearly finished translating Part 1 (of 3)!

    Sto facendo una traduzione italiana di questo libro su
    Se vuoi aiutare sei il benvenuto! Ho quasi finito di tradurra la Parte 1 (di 3)!