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Old 08-08-2012, 07:16 PM   #1
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StoryBundle: SF/Fantasy DRM-free bundle

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Five books at a "pay what you wish" price, DRM-free. Get two bonus books if you pay $7 or more.

I don't recognise the authors myself. Apparently three are indie authors, and two are back list books from established authors.

It looks like an interesting model. You can even choose the proportion of the price that goes to the authors and to the storybundle site.
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Same sales model as the humble bundle indie games use succesfully.

Just for information the pay what you wish is a little misleading, you can not chose $0.00 for instance and there may be a lower limit that you must be above as the transaction costs could be 50 cents.
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Old 08-09-2012, 01:54 PM   #3
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I bit... if only to support the effort and the model. DRM-free is good. Hopefully at least one of the novels will be decent.
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Old 08-09-2012, 04:04 PM   #4
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I bit... if only to support the effort and the model. DRM-free is good. Hopefully at least one of the novels will be decent.
I, too, support the concept.
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I, too, support the concept.
Same here, just bought it

I have played some truly great indie games I wouldn't otherwise have tried through the Humble Bundle, and definitely want to encourage such initiatives.

It seems that at least three of the books are parts of series, but the bonus (currently for paying $7 or more) comprises sequels to two of them.
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Old 08-10-2012, 07:30 AM   #6
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i took advantage of it and paid $7 to get the bonus books.
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Old 08-10-2012, 12:21 PM   #7
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Same here, just bought it

I have played some truly great indie games I wouldn't otherwise have tried through the Humble Bundle, and definitely want to encourage such initiatives.

It seems that at least three of the books are parts of series, but the bonus (currently for paying $7 or more) comprises sequels to two of them.
Unless I misread, the bonus books were both second books in a series and the first book was in the main bundle. Only one of the books in the main bundle (The Heretic) was a later book in an existing series. So, you're getting books one and two of the series by Joseph Lallo and Michael Kayatta.
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Old 09-03-2012, 08:59 AM   #8
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the program ended a few days ago and here are the results-

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In the meantime, I'll leave you with some stats. Readers have purchased more than 3600 bundles and paid more than $30,000! The average bundle price paid was a little over $8, and the vast majority opted into the bonus books to make sure they didn't miss out on the sequels. So thank you all once more for making our inaugural bundle a huge success. It means a lot to us to know that so many of you are as excited as we are about this new way of connecting quality indie authors with eager readers. We'll see you all very soon!
http://storybundle.com/


they're going to be announcing another bundle in the near future.
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