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By "book" we generally mean works over 35,000 words that are or have been commercially available in hardcopy and have an ISBN. We've expanded the definition in two added sections below, however, to include the most popular books published through do-it-yourself press Lulu, and "books" published on websites of established organizations or notable blogs.

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Title Author Publisher License
Edible Plants Abdelkrime Aries http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Greening IT Adrian Sobotta, Irene Sobotta, John Gøtze Http://greening.it http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Invent Your Own Computer Games with Python Al Sweigart Al Sweigart http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
Build Your Own Security Alan Tay Alan Tay http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Arctic Perspective Initiative Cahier No.1 - ARCHITECTURE Andreas Müller (ed) Hatje Cantz
Networks, Complexity and Internet Regulation: Scale-Free Law Andres Guadamuz Edward Elgar http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/legalcode
Kapitał społeczny ludzi starych na przykładzie mieszkańców miasta Białystok Andrzej Klimczuk Wiedza i Edukacja http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/pl/
Cooking Com Bigode Ankur Shah Somethingconstructive.net http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Il Giro Del Mondo In 80 Suoni Bonollo Federico http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/it/
AroundTheWorldIn80Sounds Bonollo Federico http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/it/
Lomo con patatas Carlos de Toro Hernando Blurb
Content: Selected Essays on Technology, Creativity, Copyright and the Future of the Future Case Studies/Cory Doctorow Tachyon Publications http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Open Access Bibliography: Liberating Scholarly Literature with E-Prints and Open Access Journals Charles W. Bailey, Jr. Association of Research Libraries http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography Charles W. Bailey, Jr. http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
Tasty Vegan Holiday Recipes Chris Walker, Harald Walker Vegalicious.org http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/3.0/
From Exchange to Contributions Christian Siefkes Edition C. Siefkes http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Beitragen statt tauschen Christian Siefkes AG SPAK Bücher http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/
Motion Mountain - The Adventure of Physics Christoph Schiller Http://www.motionmountain.net
Wireless Networking in the Developing World Corinna Aichele, Rob Flickenger, Carlo Fonda, Jim Forster, Ian Howard, Tomas Kraq, Marco Zennaro http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en
We the Media Dan Gillmor O'Reilly Media http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
Work in China - A Guide by Knowledge Must Daniel Ratheiser Knowledge Must http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
Work in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must Daniel Ratheiser Knowledge Must http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
New Perspectives on Regulation David A Moss, John A Cisternino The Tobin Project http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
An Introduction To Reverse Engineering for Beginners Dennis Yurichev http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Wall Street Doug Henwood Verso http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/%20
The Daemon, the GNU and the Penguin Dr. Peter Salus Reed Media Services http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0
A Briefer History of Time Eric Schulman St. Martin's Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
Democratizing Innovation Eric von Hippel The MIT Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Utkozben Ferenc Gyurcsany The Center for Media Research and Education (MOKK) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/deed.hr
Dances With Marmots George G. Spearing Lulu Press
PaGaian Cosmology: Re-inventing Earth-based Goddess Religion Glenys Livingstone Ph.D. IUniverse http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/au/
The Complete FreeBSD, 4th edition Greg Lehey O'Reilly Media http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/legalcode
The Media in the Network Society Gustavo Cardoso Lulu.com and CIES-ISCTE http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Cultural Software: A Theory of Ideology J.M. Balkin Yale University Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Etiomédecine, Tome 1 Jean-Louis Brinette S.E.E.F http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/fr/
Asterisk: The Future of Telephony Jim Van Meggelen, Jared Smith, Leif Madsen O'Reilly Media http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ca/
Looking for a Fight: Is There a Republican War on Science? John Holbo Parlor Press/Glassbead Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Peers, Pirates, and Persuasion: Rhetoric in the Peer-to-Peer Debates John Logie Parlor Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Indian Coin Forgeries Johnson C Philip PhD Self http://www.indiancoins.org/?p=205
Extreme Democracy Jon Lebkowsky, Mitch Ratcliffe http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
The Art of Community Jono Bacon O'Reilly http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Diseño Libre Jose David Cuartas Correa http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Producing Open Source Software Karl Fogel http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Bound By Law? Keith Aoki - James Boyle - Jennifer Jenkins Center for the Study of the Public Domain http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Freedom of Expression Kembrew McLeod Doubleday http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
AD Wandler Klaus Lipinski (Hrsg.) Datacom-Buchverlag GmbH http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/de/
Study in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must Knowledge Must Knowledge Must http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
Volunteer in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must Knowledge Must Knowledge Must http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
Internships in India - A Guide by Knowledge Must Knowledge Must Knowledge Must http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0
Mystic Microsoft: A Journey of Transformation in the Halls of High Technology Kraig Brockschmidt http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
Code Version 2 0 Lawrence Lessig Basic Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/
The Future of Ideas: The Fate of the Commons in a Connected World Lawrence Lessig Random House http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Free Culture Lawrence Lessig Penguin http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.0/
Freie Netze Freies Wissen Leonhard Dobusch, Christian Forsterleitner (Eds.) Echomedia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/at/
Governance across borders: transnational fields and transversal themes. Leonhard Dobusch, Philip Mader, Sigrid Quack (Eds.) Epubli http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/de/
How Open is the Future? Economic, Social Marleen Wynants & Jan Cornelis VUB Brussels University Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/be/
Humor and Moroccan Culture Matthew Helmke Matthew Helmke http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Gamer Theory McKenzie Wark Harvard University Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
21st Century Islamic State Meinhaj Hussain GrandeStrategy Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/us/
In the Public Interest: The Future of Canadian Copyright Law Michael Geist Irwin Law http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/ca/
Adobe AIR for JavaScript Developers Mike Chambers, Daniel Dura, Kevin Hoyt, Dragos Georgita O'Reilly Media http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Discursos Famosos de Nuestra Historia Vol.1 Miquel Alonso Entertalia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Famous Speeches of Our History Vol.1 Miquel Alonso Entertalia http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Ein Redehandlungskalkül. Ein pragmatisierter Kalkül des natürlichen Schließens nebst Metatheorie Moritz Cordes and Friedrich Reinmuth http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/de/
A Speech Act Calculus. A Pragmatised Natural Deduction Calculus and its Meta-theory Moritz Cordes and Friedrich Reinmuth http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Forall x P.D. Magnus http://Attribution-ShareAlike%203.0
A Book of Five Strings Patrick Costello Pik-Ware Publishing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
The How and the Tao of Old Time Banjo Patrick Costello Pik-Ware Publishing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
The How and the Tao of Folk Guitar Patrick Costello Pik-Ware Publishing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Free For All Peter Wayner HarperBusiness http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
55 Ways to Have Fun With Google Philipp Lenssen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
Cause commune : l'information entre bien commun et propriété Philippe Aigrain Fayard http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/fr/
Introduction to Economic Analysis Preston McAfee http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
Abracadabra Raymond Newman http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/
A Field Guide to Genetic Programming Riccardo Poli, Bill Langdon, Nic McPhee Lulu.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/uk/
Weapons of Mass Delusion: America’s Real National Emergency Richard Forno Pagefree Publishing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Innovation Happens Elsewhere Ron Goldman & Richard P. Gabriel Morgan Kaufmann http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
Unbounded Freedom: a guide to Creative Commons thinking for cultural organisations Rosemary Bechler Counterpoint http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Be a Bee Roy Moffitt Roy Moffitt http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Vim Recipes Run Paint Run Run http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Enchanting Existence Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Enlightenment Living Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Welcome to Life Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Mediaphilism Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Сексот и Знаците во Астрологијата Sanja Borizovska No Publisher http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Object-Oriented Reengineering Patterns Serge Demeyer, Stéphane Ducasse and Oscar Nierstrasz Square Bracket Associates
D.I.Y. Satellite Song Hojun Mediabus.org http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.0/kr/
Computer Masti Sridhar Iyer Sri Sri Ravishankar Vidhya Mandir Trust http://creativecommons.org/licenses/byncsa/2.5/in/
A Japanese guide to Japanese grammar Tae Kim http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Story of astronomy Uday Patil Eklavya
Why Projects Fail? Uladzislau Shauchenka Http://whyprojectsfailbook.com/ http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Between city Unit g Estarstudio
Be the Media Various http://mixed
Good Capitalism, Bad Capitalism, and the Economics of Growth and Prosperity William J. Baumol, Robert E. Litan, and Carl J. Schramm Yale University Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
The Wealth of Networks Yochai Benkler Yale University Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Beyond the Government-Haunted World: A Comic Guide to Voluntaryism, Free Markets, and the Non-Aggression Principle Zander Marz Inspired Arts http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/

Fiction

Title Author Publisher License
Imanofutu Anil Prasad P Create Space Independent Publishing Platform http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/
Formenverfuger / Formenverfueger. Stuecke aus Prosa Arthur Missa Verlegenheits-Verlag http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/deed.de
Elipsis De Marte Y Un Trébol De Cuentos Assur Hussein Avendaño Pastrana http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Les pierres de tritadium Basile godbarge http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Stargazer Brandon Cole Phillips Brandon Cole Phillips/CreateSpace Publishing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
The 7 Bowls Brandon Cole Phillips Brandon Cole Phillips http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Stargazer 2: Displacement Vector Brandon Cole Phillips / CreateSpace Brandon Cole Phillips http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
The Adventures of Antimony Brian Mearns Sparrow Publishing (Brian Mearns) http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
It Came From Airport Security C. Glen Williams (ed.) Lulu.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/
Eastern Standard Tribe Case Studies/Cory Doctorow Tor Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
Little Brother Case Studies/Cory Doctorow Tor Teen
Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom Case Studies/Cory Doctorow Tor Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/
Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town Case Studies/Cory Doctorow Tor Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
Accelerando Charles Stross Ace http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Viljen til magten Dan Larsen Nugurt ApS http://nugurt.dk http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/dk/
Holger Dan Larsen Nugurt ApS http://nugurt.dk http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/dk/
The Anarcho Teachings of Yeshua Darryl W. Perry Free Patriot Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/us/
Turing Evolved David Kitson Smashwords http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Dr Lewis B Turndevelt's Big Book of Forewords David R. Perry Morris Publishing http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Holy Tango of Literature Francis Heaney Emmis Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/deed.en
Boggle and Sneak Fritz Bogott Pressed Duck, LLC http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
Pismo Fritz Bogott http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/
99 Erotic Notions: Erudite Erotic Story Collection Hapax Legomenon Ripe Mango Take Two Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Dominion JL Bryan JLBryanbooks.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/3.0/us/
Boys Don't Cry Jacqueline Savile, Mark Pexton, Andrew Woods Ostragoth http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
The Escapist James Morris Adlibbed Ltd http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
Mars Girl Jeff Garrity Upton Road Press
The2080s Jeff Hannan http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Everyone in Silico Jim Munroe
Acts of the Apostles John F.X. Sundman Rosalita Associates http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
The Banjo Players Must Die Josef Assad http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/legalcode
Very Short Stories Josh Webb http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
La Cuarta Taifa Juan Julián Merelo Guervós Bubok http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/1.0/
Secondary Sound Justin sirois BlazeVOX Books http://Attribution-Noncommercial-Share%20Alike%203.0%20License
Stranger Things Happen Kelly Link Small Beer Press http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Lives of the Saints Kevin Carter The Fiction Circus http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Mortal Ghost L. Lee Lowe Electronic/print http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Thicker Than Blood M.A.Newhall http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Tokyo Zero Marc Horne CreateSpace http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Apotheosis - La chiave dei desideri Massimo Civita Auto-pubblicato online http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/it/
Nowhere Else to Turn Matthew Helmke Matthew Helmke http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Pazuzu - Manifestation Matthew Sawyer LULU http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Star Dragon Mike Brotherton Tor Science Fiction http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
Elemen Kekosongan Nein Arimasen http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
Move Under Ground Nick Mamatas Prime Books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
Die Geometrie der Träume Olaf Trunschke Amok:books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/de/
Der Brandenburger Tor. Ein Führer Olaf Trunschke Amok:books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/de/
Das Menschen-Museum Olaf Trunschke Amok:books http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/de/
The Gimp Peter Darby Peter Darby http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/uk/
Starfish Peter Watts Tor Science Fiction http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Maelstrom Peter Watts Tor Science Fiction http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
Toda Elemento Rafael Aluni Montes http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/mx/
Esto no es un libro de poesía Rosa Yáñez Gómez Lulu.com http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/es/
Caffeine Ryan Grabow EGrabow Media http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/us/
Clones Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
The Spiraling Web Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Shah Mat Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Entropy of Imagination Ryan Somma http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/
Love hôtel Serge Cassini Werk/lulu http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
The Honour of the Knights (First Edition) Stephen J Sweeney Stephen J Sweeney http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/3.0/
Samandal Comics Magazine Various Samandal Comics http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/

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