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Donate

A word to professors, librarians, and people who want to donate money to me

Every time I put a book online for free, I get emails from readers who want to send me donations for the book. I appreciate their generous spirit, but I'm not interested in cash donations, because my publishers are really important to me. They contribute immeasurably to the book, improving it, introducing it to audience I could never reach, helping me do more with my work. I have no desire to cut them out of the loop.

But there has to be some good way to turn that generosity to good use, and I think I've found it.

Here's the deal: there are lots of professors and librarians who'd love to get hard-copies of this book into their students' and patrons' hands, but don't have the budget for it.

There are generous people who want to send some cash my way to thank me for the free ebooks.

I'm proposing that we put them together.

If you're a prof or librarian and you want a free copy of Makers, email freemakersbook@gmail.com with your name and the name and address of your school. It'll be posted below by my fantastic helper, Olga Nunes, so that potential donors can see it.

If you enjoyed the electronic edition of Makers and you want to donate something to say thanks, check below to find a teacher or librarian you want to support. Then go to Amazon, BN.com, or your favorite electronic bookseller and order a copy to the classroom, then email a copy of the receipt (feel free to delete your address and other personal info first!) to freemakersbook@gmail.com so that Olga can mark that copy as sent. If you don't want to be publicly acknowledged for your generosity, let us know and we'll keep you anonymous, otherwise we'll thank you on the donate page.

Check below for profs, librarians and similar people seeking donations.

.:: USA

.: California
1 Copy Needed:
Ashley Parker
Buena Park Library District
7150 La Palma Ave.
Buena Park, CA
90620

..::: DONATOR LIST

7 Copies Donated by Tracy Lunquist
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

5 Copies Donated by Rebecca Goodman
DELAWARE DIVISION OF LIBRARIES
DOVER, DE 19901-7430

5 Copies Donated by Steven Ourada
Delaware City Library
Delaware City DE 19706
Santa Rosa Junior College
Santa Rosa, CA 95401
Marina High School
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

Linton Public Library
Linton, IN 47441

Wesley Chapel High School
Wesley Chapel, FL 22545

4 Copies Donated by Anonymous
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

3 Copies Donated by Ghilardi Filippo
Fountain Valley High School
17816 Bushard St.
Fountain Valley, CA

3 Copies Donated by Giuseppe Maxia
Fountain Valley High School
17816 Bushard St.
Fountain Valley, CA

2 Copies Donated by Emily Ratner
Gadsden Public Library
Gadsden, AL 35901
Pigeon Forge High School
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

2 Copies Donated by Michael L Rasmussen
Wilson High School
Portland, OR 97219

2 Copies Donated by Oscar Portela
Massey University Wellington
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

2 Copies Donated by Zarana Patel
Massey University Wellington
Wellington 6140
New Zealand

1 Copy Donated by Ward Handley
Quest Academy
Las Vegas, NV

1 Copy Donated by Allen Hainer
College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1670

1 Copy Donated by Russell Adams
The High School for the Performing and Visual Arts
4001 Stanford Street
Houston, TX

1 Copy Donated by John Spain
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

1 Copy Donated by Eileen Young
Norman Howard School
Rochester, NY 14623

1 Copy Donated by Emily Chapmani
Norman Howard School
Rochester, NY 14623

1 Copy Donated by Benjamin Oakes
College of Mount St. Joseph
Cincinnati, Ohio 45233-1670

1 Copy Donated by Rebecca Dinoff
Norman Howard School
Rochester, NY 14623

1 Copy Donated by Alan M. Taren
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

1 Copy Donated by Benjamin Oakes
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA

1 Copy Donated by George D. Akin
Aurora Public Library
Aurora, IN

1 Copy Donated by nommh
O'Connor High School
Helotes, TX 78023

1 Copy Donated by Petter Wingren-Rasmussen
The school library
Linnéskolan,Sweden

1 Copy Donated by Christian Studer
The school library
Linnéskolan,Sweden

1 Copy Donated by Luke Meade
Environmental Charter High School
Lawndale, CA 90260-2858

1 Copy Donated by Gregory R Boycek
Hamlin Public Library
Hamlin, NY 14464

1 Copy Donated by Robin Elliott
Sault Ste. Marie Public Library
Sault Ste. Marie, ON

1 Copy Donated by Ray Wayne
Kewaskum Public Library
Kewaskum, WI

1 Copy Donated by Kevin Gamble

Environmental Charter High School
Lawndale, CA 90260-2858

1 Copy Donated by Mike Liveright

Environmental Charter High School
Lawndale, CA 90260-2858

1 Copy Donated by James Dominick Appio

Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103

1 Copy Donated by Josh ChaitinPollak

Hamlin Public Library
Hamlin, NY 14464

1 Copy Donated by Karen Savage

O'Connor High School
Helotes, TX 78023

1 Copy Donated by Rhia Perkins
Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Halifax, N.S.

1 Copy Donated by Anonymous Donors
Salisbury University
Salisbury, MD 21801

1 Copy Donated by Audun Vaaler
Marina High School
Huntington Beach, CA 92649

1 Copy Donated by Craig Moynes
Spring Garden Road Memorial Public Library
Halifax, N.S.

1 Copy Donated by Dan Prince
Madison Public Library - Youth Services
Madison, WI

1 Copy Donated by Marion Anderson
Wilson High School
Portland, OR 97219

1 Copy Donated by Nate Kresse
Madison Public Library - Youth Services
Madison, WI

1 Copy Donated by Jeff R. Allen
Pepperdine Drescher Campus Library
Malibu, CA 90263

1 Copy Donated by Silke Jonda
Cedar Mill Community Library
Portland, OR 97229


1 Copy Donated by Rachyl
Woodridge Interventions
Woodridge, Illinois 60517

1 Copy Donated by Michael Stella
Free Library of Philadelphia
Philadelphia, PA 19103

1 Copy Donated by Andy
THS Library, Tomales High School
Tomales, CA 94971


1 Copy Donated by Neil Holmes
Institute of Technology Carlow
Kilkenny rd, Carlow, Ireland

1 Copy Donated by David Edgar
American Military University
Charles Town, WV 25414


28 Responses to “Donate”

  1. [...] how it works: this page has instructions for profs, librarians and similar worthies to list themselves as potential [...]

  2. [...] how it works: this page has instructions for profs, librarians and similar worthies to list themselves as potential [...]

  3. [...] how it works: this page has instructions for profs, librarians and similar worthies to list themselves as potential [...]

  4. [...] it has been release under the creative commons license. Best of all, if you like the book and want to make a donation, you are directed to purchase a book on behalf of a school or other program that has requested a [...]

  5. [...] only downloaded a txt file of it. Instead of buying a physical copy for myself, I’ve donated a copy to the Institute of Technology Carlow. Now you see, Mr. Doctorow’s book will be read by at [...]

  6. Michael says:

    Just sent one to the Free Library of Philadelphia, email confirmation on the way.

  7. Rachyl says:

    Just sent a copy to Woodridge Interventions. Emailing the confirmation now... :)

  8. Dena says:

    Michael, just received your donation at the Free Library of Philadelphia. Thank you so much!

  9. avimort says:

    I have just sent a copy to Tim Loveless of Portland...
    Why Portland? Because it's a great city, and this is to say "thanks" to the locals for making me welcome when I visited there two years ago, and to say "thanks" to Cory for his books, his imagination, and fighting the whole DRM crap!

  10. [...] Inoltre, se ti piace, compralo o regala una copia ad un’ente meritevole e privo di [...]

  11. MichaelRpdx says:

    Brilliant idea.

    I don't need more physical books. Libraries and schools do.

    Hope this page is up to date, after sending copies to my choice I saw that someone else sent a book there over a week ago.

  12. Big Thanks to Steven Ourada!

    We received our copy of "Makers" today! Nice surprise, and much appreciated. :)

    Pam Willoughby
    Instructional Media Specialist
    Wesley Chapel High School
    Wesley Chapel, FL

  13. Dena says:

    Thanks to Stephan and James from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Your books are being sent to excited branch librarians today!

  14. Dena says:

    Whoops, I meant:

    Thanks to Kevin and James from the Free Library of Philadelphia. Your books are being sent to excited branch librarians today!

  15. Luke M says:

    Copy ordered for Environmental Charter High School.

  16. George D. Akin says:

    I donated a copy to the Aurora Public Library in Aurora, IN.

  17. Cory Doctorow says:

    Thanks, George!

  18. [...] and can be downloaded for free or purchased through normal book stores. If you’d like to donate a copy to a worthy institution, Mr. Doctorow also has a page listing libraries wanting copies of [...]

  19. I donated 3 copies to the Fountain Valley High School in CA.

    P.S. The other institutions should either add a phone number or open a wish list page on Amazon. Otherwise, they can't receive books from Amazon.

  20. Cory Doctorow says:

    Thanks, Giuseppe! That's fabulous of you!

    I generally just fake the phone number with gift orders (or give my own number).

  21. kristijan kroflin says:

    I cannot donate since I am from Germany. Could you please add another option?

  22. Cory Doctorow says:

    I don't know what you mean. Email me and we'll talk about it.

  23. Adam Monsen says:

    I donated one copy to the Gig Harbor High School library. Loved the book, thank you!

  24. Cory Doctorow says:

    Thank you, Adam!

  25. Oscar P. says:

    I sent a pair of copies to New Zealand's Massey University last month -reporting it by mail as instructed- but it seems the above list hasn't been updated.

    Is that email address still valid?

  26. Cory Doctorow says:

    Should be! I'll ping Olga.

  27. Davin McDevitt says:

    Does Robert Bodle, PhD, Assistant Professor of Communication Studies, still need a copy? Not sure if this page is updated enough for me to purchase "blind"? Am more than willing tho...

  28. Cory Doctorow says:

    Yes, the page is kept up to date -- thanks!

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