The BAsics e-book is now available for free download

Read more about the BAsics e-book here:
"Get the e-book version of BAsics for yourself and your friends—and discover what you have been missing"

If you have a Kindle or Kindle Fire, right-click on this link and download the file to your computer.

If you have a Nook or an iPad (or most other e-readers), right-click on this link and download the file to your computer.


Once you've downloaded the file to your computer, you will need to load it onto your Kindle or other e-reader. Or, you will need to download the Kindle or Nook software to your computer to read it there.

You can find instructions from on how to transfer files from your computer to your Kindle here: "Three Easy Ways to Load Non-Amazon Books on Your Kindle Fire" (the instructions are the same for other Kindle models). Or you can use email to transfer the file using the "Amazon Personal Documents Service."

For the Nook, you can find instructions on this page: "Managing your Library" (click on #11: "How do I transfer my personal files to my NOOK Simple Touch?").

For Android devices:

Download the Aldiko app from Google Play and install it. Then download the EPUB BAsics file. When it is downloaded, Android will ask how you want to open it, in Aldiko or in the browser. Choose Aldiko, and that will complete the process.

To order the print edition of BAsics:
$10 plus $3.98 shipping/handling/tax

Send money orders
or checks to:

RCP Publications
PO Box 3486, Merchandise Mart
Chicago, IL  60654

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copies to prisoners:

Each copy of BAsics sent to prisoners costs $10. Help PRLF and Revolution newspaper raise the $20,000 needed to send 2000 BAsics to prisoners in the hellholes across the country.

To those inside prison walls:
Prisoners: spread the word about BAsics to your families, friends and lawyers. Ask them to donate to send BAsics to you and as many other prisoners as they can, and get one for themselves. 

To those outside the prison walls:
When you buy a copy of BAsics for yourself, buy one for a prisoner, too. Urge everyone who buys a copy for him/herself to buy another one for a prisoner. Donate as much as you can to help send 2000 BAsics to prisoners.

Donations can be made online at, or sent to:
Prisoners Revolutionary Literature Fund
Attn: BAsics
1321 N. Milwaukee Ave. #407
Chicago, IL 60622