Here’s a good item that came out of yesterday’s book giveaway — Benjamin L called our attention to the fact that you can download a free copy of Little Brother, the new novel by Cory Doctorow, who writes for the popular BoingBoing blog and has consistently backed the whole idea of “open culture.” Released in late April, the novel spent six weeks on the NY Times bestseller list, and, as Benjamin notes, the main themes of technology and freedom are very relevant to the readers of our own blog. As you will see, the official downloads come in several formats: Plain text, HTML, and PDF. But, you can also snag copies in other versions that fans have put together. Take for example a version that you can read on an iPhone, or one that you can access via a Sony e-Reader. You can find all formats here, or buy the book in print (which I did) here.
As a last note, I want to thank everyone who participated in the book giveaway. I was really pleased with your contributions (you have good taste) and wish that I had more books to give away. In the next day, I will contact those first ten contributors, and next week I will post all of your pieces of open culture. Many thanks to all. And, any time that you want to recommend a good piece of media for the benefit of your fellow readers, don’t hesitate to do so.