We are giving away free digital copies of these books to anyone who wants a copy. The grant of rights allows you to go ahead and give away digital copies as well.
Download note: You should probably right-click and Save rather than click the Download Free PDF links directly. By choosing Save, you’ll download the files to your desktop. Clicking the links will open the books in your browser window, which could take quite a while on slower connections.
E-book note: The ePub is provided in a zip archive. So when you download the file, you’ll need to unzip it to read it. You can also download the ebook from the iPad iBooks store.
Kindle edition note: If you’re a Prime member, the Kindle editions are free. If you’re not a Prime member, please feel free to complain to Amazon and let them know there’s a free PDF and ePub version. Maybe they’ll let us match the price, and give it away for free as well.
About Gifting the Books to the Public
How To Save Jobs author David Gewirtz writes:
I had a very good friend whom I knew for more than 30 years. My buddy had a tough life. He was the victim of a messy divorce, had a car that was just gathering rust because he couldn’t afford to get the engine fixed, and every penny he earned got siphoned away to pay health insurance and child support.
One day we were talking on the phone and my friend very earnestly told me, “I’d love to read your book, but, you know, I can’t afford to buy anything right now.” I couldn’t send him a copy because he lived far away, in a part of town where any mail or packages that are delivered get ripped off before he got home from work. But we was smart and capable, and was one of the people who could really benefit from the tips and techniques at the end of this book.
Over the months writing, I kept thinking about my friend and all those people like him who might benefit from a book like this, but couldn’t or wouldn’t pony up the $24.95 it takes to buy it. There was no way I could afford to give away thousands of printed copies of the book, but digital copies have no cost of goods. I could give away digital copies. I wrote How To Save Jobs in 2009 and 2009, just before tablets and the Kindle became game-changing devices. Print was still a concern.
Publishers weren’t exactly crazy about giving up a distribution channel, especially one growing the way Kindle and other electronic books are growing. Most publishers just aren’t all that big on the free thing. Fortunately, my day job back then was as editor-in-chief at ZATZ Publishing, a 14-year-old book and online magazine publisher. More to the point, I was also the company’s largest stockholder. If I wanted to give away a book, I had the clout to persuade this publisher to do it.
And that’s what we did. Through a grant of rights from ZATZ Publishing to the U.S. Strategic Perspective Institute, we are giving away free digital copies of How To Save Jobs to anyone who wants a copy.
Not only that, the grant of rights allows you to go ahead and give away digital copies as well. So if you have a digital copy of How To Save Jobs and you want to give it to one friend or 100 friends, go ahead and do so. You can download a PDF copy of the entire book by visiting HowToSaveJobs.org and clicking the Download button.
You are also welcome to post copies of the PDF on your Web site, if you’d like, and distribute it that way. All I ask is you don’t change the content of the book (that’d just be weird) and don’t sell it (that’d defeat the whole purpose of free distribution), but you’re welcome to distribute the digital copy of the book as far and as widely as you want. Of course, if you prefer, printed copies of this book are still available for purchase from Amazon and better bookstores everywhere.
After we decided to give away How To Save Jobs, we realized that some of the historical perspective provided in The Flexible Enterprise and the government oversight provided in Where Have All The Emails Gone? were equally important. So we decided to make them free as well, according to the same terms as How To Save Jobs. Feel free to distribute those PDFs as well.
America has some real problems to solve, this book is a road map for how to solve them, and now anyone can travel that road without paying a toll.
By the way, my friend — who also happened to be a Navy veteran — didn’t make it. He lasted another year before the strain of life took the life out of him. His name was Robert J. Maloney, and every day I keep Bobby and all the other smart, hard-working, but behind-the-eight-ball American workers in mind. The need for change and improvement in America becomes clear when there are real people, capable people, people who served America, who can’t make things work. I’ve moved out of entrepreneurship and into teaching and volunteering and writing because our people, people like Bob, deserve better lives.
No one person can change the world, but our purpose here at USSPI, above all else, is to get people thinking about how the world needs to change, and what we can all do to make things better.