DOCTOROW/MAKERS/2idea that I’d get dyspeptic over people—
celebrating what I write is goddamned
So, download this book.Some rules of the road:It’s kind of a tradition around here that myreaders convert my ebooks to their favoriteformats and send them to me here, and it’s onethat I love! If you’ve converted these files toanother format, send them to me(firstname.lastname@example.org, subject MakersConversion) and I’ll host them, but before youdo, make sure you read the following:
Only one conversion per format, firstcome, first serve. That means that if someone’s already converted the file to aFemellhebber 3000 document, that’s theone you’re going to find here. I just don’tknow enough about esoteric readers toadjudicate disputes about what the idealformat is for your favorite device.
Make sure include a link to the reader aswell. When you send me an ebook file,make sure that you include a link to thewebsite for the reader technology as wellso that I can include it below.
No cover art. The text of this book isfreely copyable, the cover, not so much.The rights to it are controlled by mypublisher, so don’t include it with yourfile.
No DRM. The Creative Commonslicense 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 aDRM option, make sure it’s switched off.
A word to professors,librarians, and people whowant to donate money to me
Every time I put a book online for free, I getemails from readers who want to send medonations for the book. I appreciate theirgenerous spirit, but I’m not interested in cashdonations, because my publishers are reallyimportant to me. They contribute immeasurablyto the book, improving it, introducing it toaudience I could never reach, helping me domore with my work. I have no desire to cut themout of the loop.But there has to be some good way to turn thatgenerosity to good use, and I think I’ve found it.Here’s the deal: there are lots of professors andlibrarians who’d love to get hard-copies of thisbook into their students’ and patromns’ hands,but don’t have the budget for it.There are generous people who want to sendsome cash my way to thank me for the freeebooks.I’m proposing that we put them together.If you’re a prof or librarian and you want a freecopy of Makers, email email@example.com your name and the name and address of your school. It’ll be posted below by my fantastichelper, Olga Nunes, so that potential donors cansee it.If you enjoyed the electronic edition of Makersand you want to donate something to say thanks,check below to find a teacher or librarian youwant to support. Then go to Amazon, BN.com,or your favorite electronic bookseller and order acopy to the classroom, then email a copy of thereceipt (feel free to delete your address and otherpersonal info first!) to firstname.lastname@example.org that Olga can mark that copy as sent. If youdon’t want to be publicly acknowledged for yourgenerosity, let us know and we’ll keep youanonymous, otherwise we’ll thank you on thedonate page.Check http://craphound.com/makers/donate for