Download for Free

Below you'll find links to downloadable editions of the text of Context. These downloads are licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-ShareAlike license, which lets you share it, remix it, and share your remixes, provided that you do so on a noncommercial basis.

It's kind of a tradition around here that my readers convert my ebooks to their favorite formats and send them to me here, and it's one that I love! If you've converted these files to another format, send them to me and I'll host them, but before you do, make sure you read the following:

  • Only one conversion per format, first come, first serve. That means that if someone's already converted the file to a Femellhebber 3000 document, that's the one you're going to find here. I just don't know enough about esoteric readers to adjudicate disputes about what the ideal format is for your favorite device.
  • Make sure include a link to the reader as well. When you send me an ebook file, make sure that you include a link to the website for the reader technology as well so that I can include it below.
  • No cover art. The text of this book is freely copyable, the cover, not so much. The rights to it are controlled by my publisher, so don't include it with your file.
  • No DRM. The Creative Commons license prohibits sharing the file with "DRM" (sometimes called "copy-protection") on it, and that's fine by me. Don't send me the book with DRM on it. If you're converting to a format that has a DRM option, make sure it's switched off.

    Download: Official files
    HTML file
    Plain text file
    PDF file

    Download: Reader-contributed conversions
    * EPUB file -- Aidiko, Calibre, Google Books, iBooks, Nook, Sony Reader, Mobipocket (more about ePub), thanks Ben Vost!
    * MOBI file -- Kindle, iLiad, Mobipocket (more about .mobi), thanks Mark Murphy!
    * LRF file -- Sony Reader (more about .LRF), thanks Sean McGaughey!
    * Plucker PDB file -- PalmOS, Symbian (more about Plucker), thanks Sean McGaughey!

    12 Responses to “Download for Free”

    1. [...] and websites. As with my other books, the whole text is available as a Creative Commons BY-NC-SA download for your remixing pleasure. I'm also in search of libraries and school that would like free copies [...]

    2. kelly anquoe says:

      thanks. you're very nice.

    3. Hey Cory, just a note on your "more about .mobi" link - it's incorrect.
      Currently points to .mobi, the TLD, instead of Mobipocket, the format. Should point to this instead


    4. Esme Cowles says:

      I don't see a link to report typos, so I thought I'd post here: in The Copyright Thing, "...refusing to allow them to sell goods to rich countries unless the do." should be "...unless they do."

    5. [...] Weekly, as well as his blog and website Boing Boing. (Context can be downloaded for free here; it’s licensed under a Creative Commons license, which means you are free to download, [...]

    6. [...] of essays, Context, that I’ll be picking up next. And the ease of doing that only involves going here. How awesome is [...]

    7. user says:

      The full AudioBook version is available @ https://archive.org/details/CoryDoctorow-Context

      P.S. We need more authors like Cory Doctorow & Jan Rubak - thanks for all you are doing.

    8. user says:

      Correction it seems Jan Rubak stopped @ 21/44

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