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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. Cory Doctorow

    Sorry, I don’t have that stat.

  2. 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).

  3. Cory Doctorow

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

  4. 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?

  5. WhitePine

    And it’s an award-winning book too!

  6. 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?

  7. Cory Doctorow

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

  8. 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.)

  9. Freek

    Forgot to says that it concerns a Dutch translation

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

  10. 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.

  11. 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

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