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 audiences 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 at http://www.adoptaclassroom.org/.

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 Pirate Cinema, email freepiratecinema@gmail.com with your name and the name and address of your school. It’ll be posted to http://craphound.com/pc/donate/ by my fantastic helper, Olga Nunes, so that potential donors can see it.

If you enjoyed the electronic edition of Pirate Cinema and you want to donate something to say thanks, go to http://craphound.com/pc/donate/ and 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 freepiratecinema@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.

I’ve done this with a ton of books now, and gotten thousands of books into the hands of readers through your generosity. I am more grateful than words can express for this — one of my readers called it “paying your debts forward with instant gratification.” That’s a heck of a thing, isn’t it?

.:: USA

.: Georgia
1 Copy Needed:
Andrew Shuping
Emerging Technologies & Services/ILL Librarian
Jack Tarver Library
Mercer University
Macon, GA 31207

.: Indiana
1 Copy Needed:
Lynné Colbert
Acquisitions Librarian
Marian University
3200 Cold Spring Road
Indianapolis, IN 46222

.: Massachusettes
1 Copy Needed:
Eric Warren
Springfield Technical Community College Library
Armory Square
Suite 1
P.O. Box 9000
Springfield, MA 01102-9000

.: Nebraska
2 1 Copy Needed:
Geneice Smith
Media Specialist
Sandy Creek Public School
30671 Highway 14
Fairfield, NE 68938

2 Copies Needed:
Francine Canfield, Director
Baright Public Library
5555 S. 77th Street, Ralston, NE 68127

1 Copy Needed:
Jo Ann Jackson
Geneva North High
855 North 1st Street GYRTC – Administration , 1
Geneva, NE 68361

1 Copy Needed:
June Hawk
Media Specialist
Bancroft-Rosalie School
708 Main Street
P.O. Box 129
Bancroft, NE 68004

1 Copy Needed:
Crys Bauermeister
Pierce Jr. Sr. High School
201 N Sunset St
Pierce, NE 68767

1 Copy Needed:
Gretna Public Library
736 South Street
Gretna, NE 68028

1 Copy Needed:
Ansley Public School
Linda Rosentreader/ Librarian
1124 Cameron Street
P O Box 370
Ansley, NE 68814

1 Copy Needed:
Michele Archibeque
Burwell High School
190 I Street
Burwell, NE 68823

1 Copy Needed:
Dave Graber
Library Director
Wayne State College Library
1111 Main Street
Wayne, NE 68787

1 Copy Needed:
Bill Schlueter
Roncalli Catholic High School
6401 Sorensen Pkwy
Omaha NE 68152-2241

1 Copy Needed:
Michelle Michl
Media Center Specialist
Lincoln Lutheran Middle/High School
1100 North 56th Street | Lincoln, NE 68504

1 Copy Needed:
Bryan High School
Omaha Public Schools
4700 Giles Road
Omaha, NE 68157-2699

1 Copy Needed:
Scribner-Snyder Community School
400 Pebble St., P.O. Box L
Scribner, NE 68057

1 Copy Needed:
Anna Chou
Teacher Librarian
Plattsmouth High School
1916 East Hwy 34
Plattsmouth, NE 68048

1 Copy Needed:
Heather Kavan
Librarian P-12
East Butler Schools
212 S. Madison
Brainard, NE 68626

1 Copy Needed:
Lora Leibrandt
School Librarian
Lewis & Clark Middle School
6901 Burt Street
Omaha, NE 68132

1 Copy Needed:
Cheryl Wilkins, Media Specialist
Bryan Community Focus Program
at Hawthorne
300 S. 48th
Lincoln,NE 68510

1 Copy Needed:
Atkinson Public Library
Judy Hagan
POB 938
Atkinson, NE 68713

1 Copy Needed:
Deborah Larson
Gibbon Public Schools
PO Box 790
Gibbon NE 68840

1 Copy Needed:
Susan Breunig, Librarian
Bishop Neumann Jr./Sr. High School
202 South Linden Avenue
Wahoo, NE 68066

1 Copy Needed:
Bridget Kratt
Faculty, College of Education
Library Science Education Programs
University of Nebraska at Omaha
Roskens Hall 308L
6001 Dodge Street
Omaha, NE 68182

1 Copy Needed:
Debbie Aden, Librarian
c/o Waverly Community Library
7201 Glynoaks Drive
Lincoln, NE 68516

1 Copy Needed:
Jenn Cejda
School Librarian
Irving Middle School
2745 S. 22nd St.
Lincoln, NE 68502

1 Copy Needed:
Caroline Johnson
Emerson-Hubbard Librarian
Emerson-Hubbard Schools
PO Box 9
Emerson, Nebraska 68733

1 Copy Needed:
Vickie Beck
Media Specialist
Fullerton Public School
606 4th Street
Fullerton, NE 68638

1 Copy Needed:
Lincoln North Star High School
Alyx Knight, Librarian
5801 N. 33rd Street
Lincoln NE 68504

1 Copy Needed:
Margie Hladik
Roncalli Catholic High School
6401 Sorensen Parkway
Omaha, Nebraska 68152

1 Copy Needed:
Stephanie Burdic
Millard North High School Library
1010 South 144th Street
Omaha, NE 68154

1 Copy Needed:
Laurie Rehnstrom (Librarian)
Coleridge Community Schools
203 S. Main St., PO Box 37
Coleridge, NE 68727

1 Copy Needed:
Ravenna Public Schools
High School library
41750 Carthage Road
Ravenna, NE 68869

1 Copy Needed:
Becky Irwin
Winnebago Public School
202 Osborne St
Winnebago Ne 68071

1 Copy Needed:
Maureen Olsen
Ralston Middle School
8202 Lakeview St.
Ralston, NE 68127

1 Copy Needed:
Kim McCain
Tri County Schools
72520 Hwy 103
DeWitt, NE 68341

1 Copy Needed:
Jayne Hlavac, Library Media Specialist
Schuyler Central High School
401 Adam Street
Schuyler, NE 68661

1 Copy Needed:
Matthew R. Williams
Kearney Public Library
2020 1st Avenue
Kearney, NE 68845

1 Copy Needed:
Lisa (Stokes) Brennenstuhl
Gretna Middle School
11705 S. 216th St.
Gretna, NE 68028

1 Copy Needed:
Joan Peters – Media
Johnson County Central Schools
358 N 6th Street
Tecumseh, NE 68450

1 Copy Needed:
Burke High School
ATTN: Courtney Pentland
12200 Burke Blvd
Omaha, NE 68154

1 Copy Needed:
Philip Hendrickson
Director of Library Services
Concordia University Nebraska
Link Library
800 N. Columbia Ave.
Seward, NE 68434

1 Copy Needed:
Kristen Evans
High School Media Specialist
605 S 6th Street P.O. Box 391
Albion, NE 68620

.: Nevada
1 Copies Needed:
Attn: Brenda Baxter
Washoe County Library
301 S. Center Street
Reno, NV 89501

.: Ohio
1 Copy Needed:
Tom Villani
School Librarian
Sycamore High School
7400 Cornell Road
Cincinnati, OH 45242

.: Oregon
1 Copy Needed:
Tarehna Wicker
Vernon School
2044 NE Killingsworth Ave
Portland OR 97211

.: Virginia
1 Copy Needed:
Genevieve Gallagher
Charlottesville High School
1400 Melbourne Road
Charlottesville, VA 22903


1 Copy Needed:
Jeffrey Hayes
University of Alabama
College of Education
Department of Curriculum and Instruction
Graves Hall Box 870232
Tuscaloosa, Alabama 35487-0232


3 Copies Donated by Anonymous Donors
Red Cloud Community Schools
Red Cloud, NE 68970
Seminole Ridge High School
Loxahatchee, FL 33470
Sandy Creek Public School
Fairfield, NE 68938

2 Copies Donated by John Scott
Pobalscoil Iosolde,
Kennelsfort Road,
Dublin 20,

1 Copy Donated by Taylor Jackson
Papillion-La Vista South High School
Papillion, NE 68046

1 Copy Donated by Cat Bogin
Salina Library
Mattydale, NY 13211

1 Copy Donated by Taylor Jackson
Nebraska Indian Community College
Niobrara, Ne 68760

1 Copy Donated by Kevin G. Austin
Mayville State University
Mayville, ND 58257

1 Copy Donated by Rod Harris
Salina Library
Mattydale, NY 13211

1 Copy Donated by Anita Eglitis
Richland Upper Elementary
175 Wilson Drive
Richland, MS 39218

1 Copy Donated by Trent Larson
Instructional Coach
Wy’east Middle School
1112 SE 136th Ave.
Vancouver, WA 98683

1 Copy Donated by David R Durant
Chicopee Public Library
449 Front Street
Chicopee, MA 01013

1 Copy Donated by Kim Knight
Glenwood Public Library
109 N. Vine St.
Glenwood, IA, 51534

1 Copy Donated by Ben Eubanks
North Regional Library
7009 Harps Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

1 Copy Donated by Doug Wright
Crean Lutheran High School
Irvine, CA

1 Copy Donated by Phil Grossblatt
Buckhannon-Upshur High School
Buckhannon, WV 26201

1 Copy Donated by Jordan Upton
Indiana Free Library
Indiana, PA 15701

1 Copy Donated by Florian Gerstl
North Regional Library
7009 Harps Mill Road
Raleigh, NC 27615

1 Copy Donated by Rebecca Buttigieg
Carter High School Library
Strawberry Plains, TN 37871

1 Copy Donated by Ted Curran
Helen Bernstein High School
Hollywood, CA 90028

1 Copy Donated by Mike Maner
Cullman High School Library
Cullman AL 35055

1 Copy Donated by Scott Kuyken
Paul V. Galvin Library
Chicago, IL 60616

1 Copy Donated by Kem Mason
Kenesaw Public School
Kenesaw, NE

1 Copy Donated by Brent Longborough
Kenesaw Public School
Kenesaw, NE

1 Copy Donated by Noah Beasley
Hastings Public Library
Hastings, NE 68901

1 Copy Donated by Brian Kemp
Salesian High School
Richmond, CA

1 Copy Donated by Daniel Redwood
West Wyandotte Library
Kansas City, KS

1 Copy Donated by Andreas Mueller
Moranbah East State School
Moranbah QLD 4744, Australia

1 Copy Donated by Peter Dowley
Moranbah East State School
Moranbah QLD 4744, Australia

1 Copy Donated by Sean
Moranbah East State School
Moranbah QLD 4744, Australia

1 Copy Donated by Michael Roach
Woodward Memorial Library
Le Roy, NY

1 Copy Donated by Mike Grier
Hastings College Perkins Library
Hastings, NE

1 Copy Donated by Scott Sanicki
Yarnell Public Library
Yarnell, AZ

10 Responses to “Donate A Copy Of Pirate Cinema

  1. Cory Doctorow

    You could always visit your local bookstore, ask them to order a book for a school or library from the list, and pay cash.

  2. k386

    Rats! No Canadian libraries. Guess I’ll just ask my local if they have it, and buy them a copy if they don’t.

    Hope that’s kosher. Copied the eBook, and its fantastic and all I need. Want to make sure this book is available in my small Yukon town.

    Love the commercial interludes BTW.

  3. unpolished3Dprint

    is someone checking the donation email addy? haven’t got a reply for a week ;)

  4. Cory Doctorow

    That’s not good! I’ve pinged Olga and she’ll get to you ASAP.

  5. jfs

    Hi Cory – don’t know if the donation email address is being checked? I sent an email about 3 weeks ago?

  6. Hank Roberts

    Argh! How can the electronic edition be outof stock??

    Pirate Cinema
    Pub. Date: 10/02/2012
    Publisher: Tom Doherty Associates
    Product Details
    Temporarily Out of Stock Online

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