Pirate Cinema audiobook: no DRM, no EULA, just the spoken word

Further to yesterday's post about the availablity of a DRM-free, EULA-free MP3 download for the audiobook of Little Brother, I'm pleased to announce that I'm also selling the audiobook for my new novel Pirate Cinema. As with the Little Brother audio, this is a professionally voiced, unabridged audiobook from Random House Audio. This one is read by the rather fabulous Bruce Mann.

The reason I'm selling this direct from my site is that the largest retail channels for audiobooks -- iTunes and Audible -- refuse to carry audiobooks without DRM and onerous license-agreements. I don't want to lock you into anyone's platform, and I don't want to take away any of the rights you get under copyright law. So I've taken matters into my own hands, offering the book directly, in a fair, straightforward, simple way. I'm immensely grateful to Random House for backing me in my fight against DRM, and for sacrificing the revenue they'd get from iTunes/Audible in order to leave me with my principles intact.

Pirate Cinema Audiobook

14 Responses to “Pirate Cinema audiobook: no DRM, no EULA, just the spoken word”

  1. asdf says:

    Okay, now can you post the ebook already?

  2. Cory Doctorow says:

    Soon as the site's done. I'm on tour, so it's kinda busy.

  3. Bob Caron says:


    I do so hope that things like this will help chip away at DRMed audiobooks.

    Good luck with your tour.

  4. jl says:

    Los Angeles Science Fantasy Society (est.1934) cordially invites you to drop by the clubhouse when in town. We are in Van Nuys.

  5. Eunah Choi says:

    I look forward to read Pirate Cinema using my braille display device. I can't wait to download the ebook version!

  6. Cory Doctorow says:

    That's incredibly kind of you! I don't know that I'll have any spare time (tours are 18h/day gruelling grinds!), but if I can prise some loose, I'll be there.

  7. jl says:

    Well, if not this time, the next. We've been meeting Thursdays since 1934, so we will likely still be around. You have fans there.

    “Makers”, in large part inspired me to develop a Make Room! Make Room! at our annual convention This helps form ties between science fiction fans and individual level techie/science makers, like local hackerspaces.

    So, when you can, drop by the club and Stump for a Hugo, or try to make our annual LOSCON (39!) some year.

    Oh, yeah! While you are in Pasadena, California's FIRST (prob 2nd in U.S.) 3D Printer store just opened. “Deezmaker”. You should see this! Makinnng!

  8. Thanks, Cory. Props to you and Random House for playing such a significant role in the fight against DRM.

  9. Cory Doctorow says:

    Thank you!

  10. Erik Saule says:

    Thanks, Cory. I love your books. You rocks!

  11. Cory Doctorow says:

    Thank you, Erik!

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