A word to teachers, 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 teachers and librarians who’d love to get hard-copies of this book into their kids’ hands, but don’t have the budget for it (teachers in the US spend around $1,200 out of pocket each on classroom supplies that their budgets won’t stretch to cover, which is why I sponsor a classroom at Ivanhoe Elementary in my old neighborhood in Los Angeles; you can adopt a class yourself here).

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 teacher or librarian and you want a free copy of Content, email freecontentbook@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 Content 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 freecontentbook@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 teachers, librarians and similar people seeking donations.

.:: USA

.: California
1 Copy Needed:
Nicole Hester
Goddard Middle School
859 E. Sierra Madre Ave.
Glendora, CA 91741

.: Florida
20 Copies Needed:
Caron Melino
Robert E. Lee High School
1200 South McDuff Ave
Jacksonville, FL 32205

.: Georgia
1 Copy Needed:
Jonathan H. Harwell
Zach S. Henderson Library
PO Box 8074
Statesboro, GA 30460

1 Copy Needed:
Charlie Bennett
Undergraduate Programming & Engagement Librarian
Georgia Tech Library
225 North Ave NW
Atlanta GA 30332-0900

.: Indiana
1 Copy Needed:
Derrick Tennant
Linton Public Library
95 SE 1st St
Linton, IN 47441

.: Kansas
1 Copy Needed:
Ben Ropp
Art , Music and Video Librarian
Wichita Public Library
223 S. Main St.
Wichita, KS 67202

.: Maryland
1 Copy Needed:
Chelsea School
c/o Rik Goldman
711 Pershing Drive
Silver Spring, MD 20910

.: Massachusetts
1 Copy Needed:
Kevin O’Kelly
Somerville Public Library
79 Highland Ave.
Somerville, MA 02143

.: Michigan
1 Copy Needed:
Steve Dickie
Divine Child High School
1001 N. Silvery Ln.
Dearborn, MI 48128

1 Copy Needed:
Stewart Fritz
Teen Services Lead Librarian
Kalamazoo Public Library
315 S. Rose St.
Kalamazoo MI 49008

.: Minnesota
1 Copy Needed:
Nathan Magel
Volunteer Coordinator
Wellstone International
(612) 366-8474
4029 28th Avenue South
Minneapolis, MN 55406

1 Copy Needed:
Rachael Hoffman-Dachelet
FAIR School (Fine Arts Interdisciplinary Resource school)
3915 Adair Ave. North
Crystal MN 55422

.: Mississippi
1 Copy Needed:
Jessica Herr
Pass Christian Library
324 East Second Street
Pass Christian, MS 39571

.: Montana
1 Copy Needed:
Bob Peck
Jameson Law Library
UM School of Law
University of Montana
Missoula, MT 59801

.: Nevada
1 Copy Needed:
Jennifer Welch, Librarian
Galena High School
3600 Butch Cassidy Way
Reno, NV 89511

.: New Hampshire
1 Copy Needed:
Pam Harland, Librarian
Plymouth Regional High School Library
86 Old Ward Bridge Rd.
Plymouth NH 03264

.: New York
2 Copies Needed:
Mike Simons
West High School
35 Victory Highway
Painted Post, NY 14870

1 Copy Needed:
Kristine Paulus
Librarian & Archivist
New York Academy of Art
111 Franklin Street
New York, NY 10013

1 Copy Needed:
Brian Donnelly
Director of Educational Technology
and Lecturer in Law
Columbia Law School
435 W116th Street
New York, NY 10027

.: Pennsylvania
1 Copy Needed:
Linda Nicholson
District Consultant
Lebanon County Libraries
125 North 7th Street
Lebanon, Pa 17046

.: Tennessee
1 Copy Needed:
Cathy Blanchett
School Library Media Specialist
Pigeon Forge High School
Pigeon Forge, TN 37863

.: Virginia
1 Copy Needed:
Patricia Manzella
Senior Librarian
Newport News Public Library
Virgil I. Grissom Branch
366 DeShazor Drive
Newport News, VA 23608

1 Copy Needed:
Carolyn Sosnowski, MLIS
Special Libraries Association
331 S. Patrick St.
Alexandria, VA 22314-3501 USA

.: Washington
1 Copy Needed:
Bert Hopkins
8th Grade Teacher
Seattle Girls’ School
2706 South Jackson St.
Seattle, WA, 98144

.: Washington, DC
1 Copy Needed:
Attn: Young Adult Division
Kati Nolfi
Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial Library
901 G ST NW
Washington DC 20001

1 Copy Needed:
Nick Maniatis
English Teacher
Melba Copland Secondary School – Melba Campus

1 Copy Needed:
Débora de Carvalho Pereira Gabrich
Programa de Pós-Graduação em CI
Escola de Ciência da Informação da UFMG
Av. Antônio Carlos, 6627

1 Copy Needed:
Adam Noble
New Glasgow Public Library
182 Dalhousie St.
New Glasgow NS, Canada
B2H 5E3

1 Copy Needed:
Maître de conférences en sociologie
Université Paris-Est Marne-la-Vallée
Laboratoire Techniques, Territoires et Sociétés
(CNRS, Ecole Nationale des Ponts et Chaussées,
Université de Marne-la-Vallée)
Bâtiment Bois de l’Etang
Bureau C244
Cité Descartes
77420 Champs sur Marne

1 Copy Needed:
Andrea Delumeau
7 rue de la pastorale
92130 issy

1 Copy Needed:
Prof. Clovis Zanetti
ESCE Ecole Supérieure de Commerce Extérieur
90916 PARIS – La Défense Cedex

1 Copy Needed:
Prof. Philip Pocock | Artist-in-Residence
ZKM|Zentrum fuer Kunst und Medientechnologie
Lorenzstrasse 19 . D – 76135 Karlsruhe

1 Copy Needed:
Thomas Gramstad
Informatics library
University of Oslo
P.O. Box 1128 Blindern
N-0316 Oslo

1 Copy Needed:
Mindaugas Kavaliauskas
Siauliai University
Department of Foreign Language Studies
P. Visinskio g. 38
76352 Siauliai

1 Copy Needed:
Mr Alan T Perkins,
Head of Technology,
ACS Egham International School,
A30, London Road,
England. UK

1 Copy Needed:
Allison Reed
Durham Gilesgate Sports College and Sixth form Centre
Bradford Crescent
Durham DH1 1HN

1 Copy Needed:
Dr Robert McMinn
The Cottesloe School
Aylesbury Road
Nr. Leighton Buzzard

1 Copy Needed:
Mark Radford
Plymouth College of Art and Design
Tavistock Place


4 Copies Donated by an Anonymous Donor
Iowa City West High School
Iowa City, IA 52246
Fruitville Public Library
Sarasota, FL
Meeteetse School/Branch Library
Meeteetse, WY 82433

2 Copies Donated by Pavel Goriacko
Forest Hills Community Library
108-19 71st Ave
Forest Hills, NY

2 Copies Donated by Lucas Marchand
Alliance For Arts & Culture
Vancouver, BC V6Z 1N9, Canada

1 Copy Donated by Viridiana Sala
New York Institute of Technology
New York, NY 10023

1 Copy Donated by Adam Monsen
Gig Harbor High School Library
Gig Harbor, WA

1 Copy Donated by Daniel Cornwall
Buckhorn High School
4123 Winchester Road
New Market AL

1 Copy Donated by David Francis
Darwin High School
Darwin NT Australia 0820

1 Copy Donated by Klaus Kluge
East Lansing Public Library
East Lansing MI 48823

1 Copy Donated by Ronald G Stimbert
Fort Lewis College
Durango, CO 81301

1 Copy Donated by Toby Brugler
National Librarian / Musicothécaire
Canadian Music Centre
Toronto ON M4Y1J9

1 Copy Donated by Tim Nayar
2969 Tapo Canyon Rd.
Simi Valley, CA 93063

1 Copy Donated by Mark Miller
Desert Ridge Middle School
Albuquerque, NM 87122

1 Copy Donated by an Matthew Moran
The British Library

4 Responses to “Donate A Copy Of Content

  1. S. Sewell

    1 Copy Needed:
    Stan Sewell
    Branch Manager
    Loma Linda Branch Library
    25581 Barton Rd
    Loma Linda, CA 92354

  2. Matt

    Ordered 1 copy for the British Library as of this morning. :-)

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