Cory Doctorow's first novel, 'Down and Out in the Magic Kingdom' is published today.
Cory has posted the entire text of the book online for downloading under a Creative Commons licence today too.
I really liked the book myself (I reviewed it in September).
Over the New Year break, I had some interesting email conversations with Cory and Dorothea Salo about the nature of eBooks. Cory argued that ASCII is best, both because of universality, and also because of the increasing inverse correlation between polished presentation and interesting content (when was the last time you get an HTML email you wanted to read?)
I pointed out that before I read his book I munged it into HTML with some regexp's. As Dorothea has previously championed the OEBPS format as having maximum flexibility, I asked her about this, and she heroically created OEBPS-compliant XHTML in very short order. I recommend her version if you want to read it digitally, but do buy the print book too.