Download for Free

Below you'll find links to downloadable editions of the text of For the Win. 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. Some people don't understand why I do this -- so check out this post if you want my topline explanation for why I do this crazy thing.

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
    Plain text file
    HTML file
    PDF file

    Download: Fan-conversions

    * ePub: .EPUB file (Thanks, Kurt Sels/CyberWasteland!)

    * eReader for Palm: .PDB file (Thanks, Robotech Master!)

    * Foliant reader for Symbian: .FB2 file (Thanks, B. Ross Ashley!)

    * HTML 5 App for iPhone/Android/etc (Thanks, moolder!)

    * iSilo: .PDB file (Thanks, Nick Vargish!)

    * Kindle: .AZW file (Thanks, Tony/Orlovsky!)

    * Mobipocket: .MOBI file (Thanks, Michael Hellwig!)

    * Plucker: .PDB file (Thanks, Clark Burbidge!)

    * SiSu: .SST file (Thanks, Ralph Amissah!)

    * LRF/Sony Reader: .LRF file (Thanks, Scott Myers!)

    168 Responses to “Download for Free”

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    8. Kenneth Allendoerfer says:

      Is is possible that the Kindle version here was made from an earlier draft? The version I just read (and really enjoyed) contains a few differences from the HTML and plain text versions--"John Wayne High" in a few places instead of Ronald Reagan, Leonard's age as "nearly 17" instead of 17 going on 18.

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    11. Jasja says:

      Cory, I found a few typos in epub's, how can I contribute those? And thank you for writing this fantastic and gripping book.

    12. Cory Doctorow says:

      Alas, the epubs aren't created by me and I don't have any means of editing them.

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