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This is a list of '''books''' available under a Creative Commons license.
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A list of Creative Commons-licensed books.
 
  
 
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.
 
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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This is just a start and is woefully incomplete.  Please add missing titles and fill in missing information.
 
This is just a start and is woefully incomplete.  Please add missing titles and fill in missing information.
  
== How to add a book ==
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== Add a book ==
  
This table pulls information from other articles in the wiki which have been created with semantic annotations.  To easily add a book, fill in this [http://wiki.creativecommons.org/Special:AddPage/Form:Book form] or create a new page using the [[Template:Books]]
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==Nonfiction==
 
==Nonfiction==
  
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Title: Weapons of Mass Delusion: America’s Real National Emergency
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Author: Richard Forno
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Publisher: Pagefree Publishing
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Publication Date: August 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.infowarrior.org/wmd/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1589611055/sr=1-3/qid=1155081958/ref=sr_1_3/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:200
 
 
 
[[Image:Complete_free_bsd.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: The Complete FreeBSD, 4th edition
 
Author: Greg Lehey
 
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
 
ISBN: 0596005164
 
Publication Date: April 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/legalcode
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.lemis.com/grog/Documentation/CFBSD/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0596005164/sr=1-1/qid=1155082191/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:714
 
 
 
[[Image:Free_for_all.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Free For All
 
Author: Peter Wayner
 
Publisher: HarperBusiness
 
ISBN: 0066620503
 
Publication Date: July 2000
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.wayner.org/books/ffa/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0066620503/sr=1-2/qid=1155082261/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 340
 
 
 
[[Image:Briefer_history.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: A Briefer History of Time
 
Author: Eric Schulman
 
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
 
ISBN: 0716733897
 
Publication Date: May 15, 1999
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://members.bellatlantic.net/~vze3fs8i/bhtes/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0716733897/sr=1-2/qid=1155082341/ref=pd_bbs_2/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:171
 
 
 
[[Image:Wall_street.JPG |left|]]
 
Title: Wall Street
 
Author: Doug Henwood
 
Publisher: Verso
 
ISBN: 0860916707
 
Publication Date: May 1998
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/%20
 
CC-licensed version: http://wallstreetthebook.com/
 
Pages: 372
 
  
 
==Fiction==
 
==Fiction==
  
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Title: Accelerando
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Author: Charles Stross
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Publisher: Ace
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ISBN: 0441014151
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Publication Date: June 27, 2006
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
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CC-licensed version: http://www.accelerando.org/book/
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|sort=author
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0441014151/sr=8-1/qid=1155149546/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8
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Pages: 432
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== [[Text#Featured_Text_sites|Featured Content Directories for Books]] ==
Title: Stranger Things Happen
 
Author: Kelly Link
 
Publisher: Small Beer Press
 
ISBN: 1931520003
 
Publication Date: July 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.lcrw.net/kellylink/sth/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1931520003/sr=8-1/qid=1155154295/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8
 
Pages:266
 
  
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Title: Someone Comes To Town, Someone Leaves Town
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Author: Cory Doctorow
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Publisher: Tor Books
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ISBN: 0765312786
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Publication Date: June 16, 2005
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License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/ (also http://creativecommons.org/licenses/devnations/2.0/)
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|sort=size
CC-licensed version: http://craphound.com/someone/download.php
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|order=descending
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765312808/sr=1-1/qid=1155154537/ref=sr_1_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
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Pages: 320
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==More sources of free books==
Title: The Escapist
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You might also be interested in these resources:
Author: James Morris
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* [http://creativecommons.org/text/ creativecommons.org/text]
Publisher: Adlibbed Ltd
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* [http://bookpub.org/ Bookpub.org]
ISBN: 1905290055
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public domain:
Publication Date: May 2005
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* [http://www.gutenberg.org/wiki/Main_Page Project Gutenberg]
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
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* US govt. books?
Website: http://www.theescapist.co.uk/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?threadid=4565
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1905290055/sr=1-1/qid=1155154700/ref=sr_1_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 168
 
  
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Author: Cory Doctorow
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Publisher: Tor Books
 
ISBN: 0765310457
 
Publication Date: April 1, 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://craphound.com/est/download.php
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0765310457/sr=1-1/qid=1155154807/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 224
 
  
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[[Category:Text]]
Title: Holy Tango of Literature
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[[Category:List]]
Author: Francis Heaney
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[[Category:Media]]
Publisher: Emmis Books
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[[Category:Licensed]]
ISBN: 1578601592
 
Publication Date: November 2004
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/deed.en
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.yarnivore.com/francis/Holy_Tango.htm
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/1578601592/sr=1-1/qid=1155155493/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:128
 
 
 
[[Image:Down_and_out.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom
 
Author: Cory Doctorow
 
Publisher: Tor Books
 
ISBN: 0765304368
 
ISBN: 076530953X
 
Publication Date: 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/1.0/ (see  http://craphound.com/down/?p=340)
 
CC-licensed version: http://craphound.com/down/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076530953X/sr=1-3/qid=1155155690/ref=sr_1_3/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 208
 
 
 
[[Image:Star_dragon.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Star Dragon
 
Author: Mike Brotherton
 
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
 
ISBN: 076534677X
 
Publication Date: 2003
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.mikebrotherton.com/novels/index.html
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/076534677X/sr=1-1/qid=1155155815/ref=pd_bbs_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:352
 
 
 
[[Image:Maelstrom.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Maelstrom
 
Author: Peter Watts
 
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
 
ISBN: 0812566793
 
Publication Date: 2002
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812566793/sr=1-1/qid=1155155891/ref=sr_1_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages:384
 
 
 
[[Image:Starfish.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Starfish
 
Author: Peter Watts
 
Publisher: Tor Science Fiction
 
ISBN: 0812575857
 
Publication Date: 2000
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://rifters.com/real/shorts.htm
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0812575857/sr=1-1/qid=1155155991/ref=sr_1_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 384
 
 
 
[[Image:Acts_of_the_apostles.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Acts of the Apostles (Mind Over Matter Series)
 
Author: John F.X. Sundman
 
Publisher: Rosalita Associates
 
ISBN: 192975213X
 
Publication date: November 1999
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd-nc/1.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://wetmachine.com/acts/index.shtml
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/192975213X/sr=1-1/qid=1155156115/ref=sr_1_1/002-6901287-7280061?ie=UTF8&s=books
 
Pages: 360
 
 
 
[[Image:Book_of_forwards.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Dr. Lewis B. Turndevelt's Big Book of Forewords
 
Publisher: Morris Publishing
 
Author: David R. Perry
 
ISBN: 0975355406
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.davidrperry.com/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.davidrperry.com/book-purchase/
 
 
 
[[Image:Move_Under_Ground.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Move Under Ground
 
Author: Nick Mamatas
 
Publisher: Prime Books
 
ISBN: 0809556731
 
Publication Date: May 2004; February 2007 (CC)
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.moveunderground.org/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.moveunderground.org/
 
 
 
Title: Elemen Kekosongan ("Emptiness Element") (INDONESIAN)
 
Author: Nein Arimasen
 
Publication Date: November 2006 CC, Lulu
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/3.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://elemen-kekosongan.blogspot.com/ (HTML)
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.lulu.com/bola-bulat (and also PDF)
 
 
 
==Lulu Highlights==
 
Lulu offers a publishing service for “digital do-it-yourselfers” to publish all manner of media, including books. Lulu lets
 
creators set the license terms, including Creative Commons licenses, for their works as part of the publishing process. We've
 
chosen to list some popular CC-licensed works that have been published through Lulu, below.
 
 
 
You can also search for more CC-licensed books here:
 
http://www.lulu.com/browse/adv_search.php
 
 
 
[[Image:Very Short Stories2.JPG |left|]]
 
Title: Very Short Stories
 
Author: Josh Webb
 
ISBN: N/A (e-book)
 
Publication: May 2007
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version, for free download: http://www.lulu.com/content/787925
 
 
 
[[Image:MysticMicrosoft.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Mystic Microsoft: A Journey of Transformation in the Halls of High Technology
 
Author: Kraig Brockschmidt
 
ISBN: 978-0-6151-4379-8
 
Publication: April 2007
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version, for free download: http://www.mysticmicrosoft.com
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.mysticmicrosoft.com or http://www.lulu.com/content/732076
 
Pages: 272
 
 
 
[[Image:55_ways.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: 55 Ways to Have Fun With Google
 
Author: Philipp Lenssen
 
ISBN: 1411693418
 
Publication Date: May 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.55fun.com/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.lulu.com/content/296615
 
Pages: 232
 
 
 
[[Image:Wireless.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Wireless Networking in the Developing World
 
Author: Corinna Aichele, Rob Flickenger, Carlo Fonda, Jim Forster, Ian Howard, Tomas Kraq, Marco Zennaro
 
ISBN: 1411678370
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/2.5/deed.en
 
CC-licensed version: http://wndw.net/
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.lulu.com/content/223168
 
Pages: 254
 
 
 
[[Image:Extreme.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Extreme Democracy
 
Author: Jon Lebkowsky, Mitch Ratcliffe
 
ISBN: 1411631390
 
Publication Date: 2005
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/
 
CC-licensed version, for purchase: http://www.lulu.com/content/125298
 
Pages: 371
 
 
 
[[Image:Intro_to_econ.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Introduction to Economic Analysis
 
Author: Preston McAfee
 
ISBN: 160049000X
 
Publication Date: 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.0/ (see http://www.introecon.com/blurb.html)
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.introecon.com
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.lulu.com/content/373835
 
Audiobook: http://www.archive.org/details/mcafee_econ
 
Pages: 329
 
 
 
=="Books" online==
 
These are "books" (ie works of 35,000 words or more) made available through established organizations and sites.  These are not to include vanity projects by your favorite uncle.
 
 
 
 
 
[[Image:ccb-cover.jpg |left|]]
 
Title: Cooking Com Bigode: vegetarian improvisational peasant fusion cuisine for the 22nd century
 
Author: Ankur Shah
 
Publisher: somethingconstructive.net
 
Publication Date: 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.somethingconstructive.net/jamanta/online/bigode.pdf
 
Print version for purchase: http://www.somethingconstructive.net/jamanta/get.shtml
 
Pages: 120
 
 
[[Image:UF front cover thumbnail.gif |left|]]
 
Title: Unbounded Freedom: a guide to Creative Commons thinking for cultural organisations
 
Author: Rosemary Bechler
 
Publisher: Counterpoint, the cultural relations think-tank of the British Council
 
Publisher website: http://www.counterpoint-online.org
 
Publication Date: September 29, 2006
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-sa/2.5/
 
CC-licensed version: http://www.counterpoint-online.org/download/335/Unboundedfreedom.pdf
 
Pages: 57
 
 
 
Title: Scholarly Electronic Publishing Bibliography
 
Author: Charles W. Bailey, Jr.
 
Publication Date: October 1996 to present
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc/2.5/
 
Website: http://epress.lib.uh.edu/sepb/sepb.html
 
 
 
Title: GAM3R 7H30RY
 
Author: McKenzie Wark
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.5/
 
Website: http://www.futureofthebook.org/gamertheory/
 
 
 
Title: The Daemon, the GNU & the Penguin
 
Author: Dr. Peter Salus
 
Publication Date: online on groklaw, ongoing
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/2.0
 
Website:http://www.groklaw.net/staticpages/index.php?page=20051013231901859
 
Pages: still in progress
 
 
 
Title: Abracadabra!
 
Author: Raymond Newman
 
License: http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nd/2.5/
 
Website:http://www.revolverbook.co.uk/
 

Latest revision as of 10:18, 28 January 2014

This is a list of books available under a Creative Commons license.

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.

This is just a start and is woefully incomplete. Please add missing titles and fill in missing information.

Add a book

{{#forminput:Book|35|Book Name|}}

Nonfiction

{{#ask:

 genre::NonFiction

|mainlabel=Title |?author=Author |?Publisher |?License |limit=200 |sort=author |order=ascending }}

Fiction

{{#ask: genre::Fiction |mainlabel=Title |?author=Author |?publisher=Publisher |?license=License |limit=200 |sort=author |order=ascending }}

Featured Content Directories for Books

{{#ask: format::Text size::+ |mainlabel=Title |?mainurl=url |?size=Size |sort=size |order=descending |limit=25 }}

More sources of free books

You might also be interested in these resources:

public domain: