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Makers audiobook: direct from the author, no DRM, no EULA

I've just set up a store selling direct MP3 downloads of the Random House audiobook for my last novel, Makers, thanks to the good offices of Random House Audio, the eShop WordPress plugin, and Mike Little, my WordPress tech guy.

The Makers audiobook runs 18.5 hours and is formatted for burning onto 15 CDs. It's read by Bernadette Dunne. I really like Dunne's reading (here's a sample) and RHA's production job is tops. The MP3s are 128K/44KHz.

I get an additional 20 percent on top of my customary royalty if you buy it from me, and you get a book that has no DRM and no crappy "license agreement" requiring you to turn over your firstborn in exchange for the privilege of handing me your hard-earned money.

Right now, sales are only available through PayPal, though I hope that'll change soon. And if this is successful, I hope to add the audio for Little Brother and my forthcoming YA novel, For the Win.

Makers Audiobook


4 Responses to “Makers audiobook: direct from the author, no DRM, no EULA”

  1. Kevin Pratt says:

    Difficulty downloading. I look forward to listening to this book but I can't seem to get the download to complete. I've used three of my downloads in the attempt and keep getting an incomplete file. Perhaps related: the browser shows the file size as unknown while downloading. I tried in both Safari and Firefox.

  2. Cory Doctorow says:

    I think we've just fixed this -- try again?

  3. There is an announcement from overdrive that they are offering drm free books. Are you going to be participating?
    http://go-to-hellman.blogspot.com/2010/03/overdrive-to-offer-honor-system-ebook.html

  4. Just bought this on Tuesday, and finished it about an hour ago. I'm still digesting it. Or more correctly, my feelings on it, but mostly because it's so, well, real life. No happily ever afters here; lots of triumphs, victories, tragedy, and for me, somehow, profound sadness for how things turned out for these guys. Thanks for putting us in the world of New Work. Thanks for the ride.

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