Content: my first-ever collection of essays


15 Responses to “Content: my first-ever collection of essays”

  1. tomaq says:

    That is an awesome design.

  2. Jeffrey McManus says:


  3. Jeff says:

    That’s very good news, C.D. Red against black gives it that nice dangerous look, sinister and just a bit Satanic. Good Man. The use of the copyright symbol is ideal.

    It sounds interesting. Will it be a free digital download? I’m feeling cheap today. Actually I want a signed copy, so where will those be available? I’d like a limited edition if that’s going to be available, something in parchment with a black yak leather cover.

  4. darkknightjared says:

    Oooooh, cool.

    I’m definately going to have to get into this when I finish school today. :D

  5. newman100 says:

    I think Scott Adams of dilbert fame also experimented with giving his first novel away as a way to drive readership & future sales. He detailed the results thoroughly on his blog.

  6. Cory Doctorow says:

    It’s a free download — just follow the link!

  7. Kieran O'Neill says:

    Cool. :)

    One thing – the “buying a copy for a librarian or teacher” link is broken (looks like the system thinks it’s an internal link, rather than external.)

    #2: Jeff, I had to glance at your posting history to be sure you were being sincere, not sarcastic.

  8. dhuff says:

    Has anyone donated a copy of either book to the library in Wasilla, AK ? (where, as mayor, Sarah Palin attempted to get books banned ?) :)

  9. Jeff says:

    Kieran, it’s hard to tell with this emotion-less medium. I’m being sincere about buying a signed edition. The rest was just fun. Although, I did find a news realease on a new kind of flexible reader that I’d love to buy so I could try it out with this new Doctorow book. But seriously, I want a signed copy.

  10. cmpalmer says:

    I bought a dead tree copy the other day when I was jonesing for something to read and saw it at the bookstore. Great book. Now I’m going to go download a copy to re-refer/refer to on my phone and point my friends over to get a copy.


  11. cmpalmer says:

    Uh, “re-read/refer to”

  12. Kieran O'Neill says:

    #7: Lol, sorry – I had intended to reply in a slightly lighter tone, too. Satanic black yak leather FTW.

  13. mucker says:

    Hrm. “Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright, and the Future of the Future”

    Is that the title or the whole first chapter?

    It is a beautiful book. But a title like that, a design like that, and even a the fancifully named imprint screams “judge this book by its cover”.

    Good luck.

  14. nom_de_grr says:

    Thanks for helping out libraries, Cory! I requested a copy for my branch.

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