One of my favorite authors, Cory Doctorow, has a new book out titled With A Little Help. As always, Cory FREELY gives away his eBook versions (although you must pay for physical paper versions or audiobook versions). Cory encourages people to make alternative formats of his books and distribute them freely. Sadly, he only publishes (on his website) the first submitted version of any individual file format. I tried the .Mobi (for Kindle and others) and .ePub (Sony, Nook, and others) that he has made available on his website and found them to have some serious formatting issues, missing cover images, etc. I’ve done some massaging of his HTML version and produced my own .Mobi and .ePub versions and believe they are superior. Please give them a try. I welcome your comments.
These files were updated on Dec. 20, 2010 and include typo corrections up through Dec. 17, 2010.
- With A Little Help – Â .mobi version (for Kindle and others)
- With A Little Help – .epub version (Sony, Nook, and others)
3 thoughts on “Cory Doctorow – With A Little Help”
Well, the first obvious comment would be that the .mobi version is a .zip file – which can’t be dowloaded by the built-in Kindle browser… ;o)
Thank you for this version. This is a good example of why it is great to have the freedom to offer your own version/format of someone else’s work.
Thank you for providing the Kindle version.Â I downloaded it to my computer’s hard drive, connected the Kindle and then simply copied it over from the computer to th Kindle.Â The bookÂ opened perfectly in the Kindle and is formatted just fine.Â I appreciate your efforts to clean up the book for Kindle users.