Official Downloads:

Above you’ll find links to downloadable editions of the text of Little Brother. 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.

Fan conversions:

107 Responses to “Download Little Brother For Free”

  1. John Schaeffer

    This book is important for everyone to read and understand. So now I am going to go out and buy it even after I have read it.

  2. Bristol SE

    I have an e-reader on the Iphone called Stanza. Any advice from readers on how to download Little Brother to my Iphone utilizing Stanza.
    It is comptabible with Project Gutenberg among others.

  3. D Kaneshiro

    to 12. Jeff – kudos for reflecting on yourself. I believe your daughter will also be taking on that trait. Well done! We could all use your example of self examination.

  4. Rainman

    Hey, Cory.
    I have a few of my friends (and coworkers) reading Little Brother. I have shared the copies I have onboard, and they love it. Here’s hoping that “The Man” of tomorrow’s authoritarian institutions is Manned by men and women of conscience, striving for freedom, while securing our rights to privacy.

  5. Joji

    Dang man! I love this book! Good thing this is a “White Pine” novel, otherwise I’m doomed for life! D:

    You see, I don’t read any kind of book; I only read specific kinds… like the book “Little Brother”. I wish I can also watch the play of “Little Brother”… I live in Canada. Other than that, I hope you would publish a similar book or you could atleast mention a good book (like Little Brother) for Gr 10 or up!

    Oh, and I’m in Gr. 9. :]


  6. Gonzalo Samide

    “Marcus, a.k.a “w1n5t0n,” is only seventeen years old, but he figures he already knows how the system works–and how to work the system. also, if you need to learn some Competition BBQ Secrets then click it!

  7. Marion the Librarian

    Has anyone downloaded to a Nook.

    Please e me a step-by-step



  8. Ken Pemberton


    You ROCK!

    One suggestion: add a link in the format “ereader://(download-url)” and iPhone’s eReader will be able to do a two-click download.

  9. Brian

    this book is amazing i love it the best book i have read in a long time

  10. Download umsonst

    thanks for publishing “Little Brother”. I’m webmaster of a small open-source community, dealing with exactly that: making things only available offline to find their way to the world wide web. The way you go is totally new and just GREAT!


  11. Igre

    I had read this novel before and i like it.,its so nice so i will download a pdf file of this for my iPad.

  12. Dubstep

    I had read this novel before and i like it.,its so nice so i will download a pdf file of this for my iPad.

  13. finanzen

    Creative Commons version of the text of Little Brother. You can click here to download it in a variety of text formats from ePub to Kindle, Pdf, plain text and many […]

  14. Emanuel

    Hi Cory,

    Although I download it the epub version, as soon as the book was available printed in Romanian I bought it.
    Just want it to say thank you for the book.

  15. Rick Connolly

    I’ve bought three hard bound copies from Amazon so far – one for me, one for my brother and one for a friend. I can think of at least two more copies I’ll get in the near future. This is an absolutely fascinating book for any age (but most appreciated, I think, by those who are somewhat computer literate).

  16. Cory Doctorow

    Thank you, Rick! I really, really appreciate it.

  17. WhitePine

    If you’re going to sell the book, why let people read it for free? Isn’t that a waste of money? Aren’t you losing profit?

  18. s. ibro

    Im aware that you can buy the book in stores, so it isn’t a strictly free book. However, I was looking for the book on my nook, and found it was being sold as an ebook for $10. I downloaded it as a pdf, but is it normal for them to sell it as an ebook for money?

  19. Cory Doctorow

    Yup! You can get it free from me, you can buy it in shops.

  20. Jeff Couch

    Cory, just wanted to say I am an old fogey from a very conservative background and I absolutely loved your book. The sliding scale that trades freedom for security always makes me nervous. I work in the IT industry but was never much of a hacker. Your book and the afterwards have inspired me to get more involved with the guts of the tech I work on, maybe even take up security as a specialty focus. Thanks for all the good work. (I am over 25 so take everything I’ve just said with a grain of salt, obviously.)

  21. Freek

    Forgot to says that it concerns a Dutch translation

    Oh and by the way, love the book, very inspiring!

  22. Gallomimia

    I found this book (and author) and have now read many of his books more than once, using an iphone app called Stanza and a publisher known as feedbooks, who provided the books for free, with cover art! I am eternally grateful to the circumstances which brought me to these amazing stories, and I send links to this website to everyone I know who likes scifi! Thanks for the awesome stories.

  23. raf

    Two things:
    1. Great book
    2. I read it on a kindle but, I will most definitely buy a copy or two to keep at home and borrow around

  24. nobodyknowss

    Hello! I’m a french young girl, and I’ve read your book. I really wanted to tell you that I love it!! Not only it taught me many things about hacking and networks, it also make me like maths, history and philosophy, so I’m very thankful! And I’m even more thankful because it has completely changed my point of view (maybe I was thinking like old people…?)
    Thank you very much! I’m really looking forward to your next book!

  25. steve

    Oh Brother! what a great read.

    Who is watching you? and are you watching them?


  26. Marcello

    Ok so I actually read the entire book in pdf.

    /Then/ I decided to buy a copy on amazon :-)

    I liked the book, so I thought it was fair to purchase a hardcopy edition of it, since the author was so kind to let me download (“try”) it for free.
    Plus I’ve always read paper books, so when I read an e-book I usually like to have a hard copy of it…

    So in the end Cory is right: free e-books help selling physical books. :)

  27. suggyboy

    i finished the book and i love it it was also funny in some parts

  28. Howard

    I downloaded the Kindle version; however, Kindle for Mac can’t read it.

  29. Jim

    I really enjoyed “Little Brother” when I read it several years ago. I think about it almost daily now. About a year ago I made a Tweet on Twitter about our current president which was “negative” but truthful concerning his political leanings as he has expressed in his earlier writings. I was surprised the next day to see he had signed up as a “Follower” of mine, (and still is), and also “Homeland Security” is also a “Follower’ of mine on Twitter now. My wife has told me that on numerous occasions she has detected “someone listening in” on her phone conversations with her mom and sister.

    The Orwellian reality is beginning to become more obvious every day here in the United States.

    I read George Orwell’s novels back in the 60’s while in high school, and have always felt it was just a matter of time before the “1980”‘s story would become a reality. 1980 came and went by, and many people forgot about the novel that dated itself. But that 1980’s reality is alive and flourishing among us daily. Newspeak aka PC is pushing its way into our lives more and more each day.

    I remember Ray Milland’s portrayal and his defeat at the end of the movie, and at 65 years of age, I wonder, “Is it too late to turn back the seemingly all-powerful, Big Brother?”

  30. Laura

    I just finished Little Brother and the news broke out about the NSA whistleblower. Now isn’t that something!!!

    Loved the book.

  31. Natili

    I’ve been sharing this with some friends, and it is a very entertaining story on the surface, with all of the drama my friends and I like, but it also leaves one to think in the days and weeks following it.

    I’ve shared this with my PoliSci and CrimJ classes, too.

  32. Zsolt Muranyi

    Hi Cory,

    I bought your book in the latest Humble eBook Bundle. It was a fantastic read. Thanks for the free copy here, I will share it with my friends.

  33. Stacy


    I’ve been using your novel in my classes for a couple of years now. I assign it in conjunction with 1984 and Handmaid’s Tale, and it delights and surprises students every time.

    They’re about 2/3 done now, and I’d like to know if you’re available for a Skype chat?

    I’ve signed here with my school email address–I know you must be very busy, so I realize this is a long shot.

    Thanks so much for a great story that raises tons of interesting questions.

  34. Cory Doctorow

    Hey, Stacy! Please email about this — the short answer is that I’m booked for the rest of the year, but have some availability in 2014. Thanks for getting my books in your students’ hands!

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  36. Arto Teräs

    I have a slightly different story to share how I ended up here. I got the book as a paperback, from a guest who had been cycle touring and camping in the rain, getting his copy thoroughly wet. I started reading, while the book started collecting mold on the side.

    After two days I decided that the moldy and stinky book was a potential health hazard. But I was already addicted to the story. :) So I went online to search for a download, and was of course happy to find it here!

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  38. Sid

    Amazing Book! I just found it and downloaded it and read the first 4 chapters! I’ve just bought the book from Amazon .. My son will love it as much as I do! Also I lived the introduction, your take on books and how to fall in love with them is exactly right on! Ps I’m from Brampton .. Nice to see a fellow GTA’er do so well! Congrats & Thank you Cory!

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