15 Total Quotes

Cory Doctorow Quotes

Put simply, I want to treat my readers as partners and not crooks. There is no future in calling your most active promoters crooks.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

[Has it been a success though, I ask.] I don't know, ... I don't have another first novel that wasn't pushed electronically to compare it to. But the book itself is doing very well. Looking at other publishers, a good example is Baen Books , who do a lot of multi volume series of books. From experience, they know how much volume 13 should sell based on the sales of boook 12. So when volume 13 comes out, they bundled a CD-Rom with eBook versions of the first 12 books. They also hosted these eBooks online for free. When this happens, the sales of volume 13 were beyond expectation, and volumes 1 through 12 see a bump in sales as well.
Cory Doctorow
#Ask

The EU and the world are experiencing a revolution in creativity thanks to the Internet, ... An entire generation of remixers, talented amateurs, and Creative Commons enthusiasts have created works that do not require DRM to thrive. NAVSHP should produce recommendations for systems that embrace unrestricted distribution methods in support of these new Internet-native business models. These European creators deserve every bit as much attention from the EU as do American film studios and other incumbents.
Cory Doctorow
#Creativity

I had this really great amazing thing happen where I almost finished the book and I really needed to come up with an ending and I decided to go back and re-read the book and see if I could come up with an ending.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

I just sit down and the page just comes out and I look at it and the elements that appear on that page have a lot to do with what's going on in my life.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

I think that this misses out on some of the interesting narrative realities, which is that it actually doesn't work very well, that eliminating diversity is actually a really good way to make a species and its individuals less robust.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

It's a story of little girls who are pressed into working in sweat shops in games, who spend all day doing repetitive grinding tasks like making shirts, which are then converted into gold and sold on eBay.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

It's hard not to like Asimov; he's a really likable guy.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

It's part of a cycle of stories I'm writing where I deconstruct classic science fiction.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

It's weirder and more surprising than the other books. I think there are more places where it's just more reality bending, deliberately so. I think it's a lot more emotionally raw.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

My feelings towards Scott Card are pretty mixed. Politically, he and I are pretty far apart.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

Novels for me are how I find out what's going on in my own head. And so that's a really useful and indeed critical thing to do when you do as many of these other things as I do.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

The accolade of your peers is very exciting, always. There's lots of good stuff on the ballot.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

The other one I did was "I, Robot." I take apart Isaac Asimov's Robots world.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist

Well, I don't know. It's long, it's longer than both of the other books put together, so it's more ambitious. I think I get under the skin of the people a lot more than in the other books.
Cory Doctorow
#Canadian Journalist