Humble Book Bundle offers Star Wars trilogy radio dramas for $15

By Chris Meadows
August 27, 2015 // 1 Comment

The Force is with us. It must be. Why else would the Humble Bundle put out a deal like this now? The latest Humble Book Bundle consists of Star Wars audiobook titles. There are a number of DRM-free audiobooks in the collection, but to be honest I couldn’t tell you what most of them are without [...]

Publishers should offer e-book bundles for lengthy series

By Chris Meadows
December 25, 2014 // 8 Comments

Merry Christmas, everyone! If you celebrate it, I hope you’re enjoying it; if you don’t, I hope you’re at least enjoying the day off you probably got on account of someone else’s religion. This year, I gave a number of books to people, including a Nero Wolfe novel to my father. And it got [...]

Morning Roundup: Comixology to offer DRM-free comics. Gallery of Horrors Bundle

By Joanna Cabot
July 25, 2014 // 1 Comment

The Gallery of Horrors Bundle (StoryBundle) We have a fantastic lineup of authors in this pay-what-you-want collection, chosen to represent so many aspects of the horror landscape. *** Comixology to Offer DRM-Free Backup Copies (PW) Comixology, the digital comics marketplace, announced plans to [...]

Bundle of Holding offers Spirit of the Century pulp RPG at a great bargain

By Chris Meadows
April 30, 2014 // 0 Comments

I’ve mentioned the pay-what-you-want independent-published role-playing game bundle the Bundle of Holding before, but this time they’ve got a really good one up for grabs. There’s just over five days remaining to grab the Spirit of the Century bundle, which is a collection of books related to [...]

Pay what you want for two science-urban-fantasy books by Mercedes Lackey, Cody Martin

By Chris Meadows
April 3, 2014 // 0 Comments

Here’s a mini-pay-what-you-want e-book bundle for this month: a pair of whimsical science-urban-fantasy novels from Mercedes Lackey and one of her Secret World Chronicle co-authors, Cody Martin. (I used to play City of Heroes with both of them.) The way it’s set up is, you can get the first [...]

Verso announces ebook bundling direct sales model

By Paul St John Mackintosh
March 28, 2014 // 0 Comments

Verso Books, “the largest independent, radical publishing house in the English-speaking world,” has announced a new direct sales model from its website “in a way that will shake up how publishers relate to their readership, and help to support independent publishing. For all new [...]

Behold, the $20 Android tablet

By Chris Meadows
March 14, 2014 // 0 Comments

Well, sort of. There are at least a couple of catches. Through March 31, TigerDirect is offering a 4 GB 7-inch Android 4.1 tablet bundled with an anti-virus software suite, Total Defense Premium Internet Security. The bundle costs $79.97, but includes a $60 rebate, effectively lowering the price to [...]

Fiction Bundle joins the DRM-free pay-what-you-want e-book bundle crowd

By libertyc
November 30, 2013 // 2 Comments

The Humble Indie Bundle has done a lot to put independent and even some big studio software titles on many people’s virtual gaming shelves, but I haven’t seen all that many game bundle sites spring up in imitation of it. I can recall maybe one or two, but not more than that. But once the idea [...]

BookBale offers eight big-name SF titles in pay-what-you-want book bundle

By libertyc
November 3, 2013 // 0 Comments

It seems that the pay-what-you-want book bundle has been getting more popular lately. They’re popping up all over the place. Here’s one called “BookBale” that features a number of major-name authors and books. The pay-what-you-want has a minimum price of at least $2.99, and includes six [...]

Bundle of Holding applies pay-what-you-want principle to Feng Shui role-playing game PDFs

By libertyc
October 2, 2013 // 0 Comments

Content bundles aren’t just for computer games and books. With the Bundle of Holding, pencil and paper role-playing games are getting in on it, too. I found out about this late—there’s only about a day left in this particular offer—but it’s an intriguing chance to score DRM-free PDF [...]

StoryBundle announces Young Adult Bundle

By libertyc
August 28, 2013 // 0 Comments

StoryBundle isn’t slowing down. It’s just announced a Young Adult bundle featuring five DRM-free multiple-format works from independent YA authors, plus two sequels to two of the five if you kick in at least $10. While I haven’t personally heard of any of the writers or stories involved, that [...]

Baen soon coming to iBooks, finally posts announcements of changes to web site

By libertyc
January 24, 2013 // 0 Comments

A month and a half since Baen made the jump to Amazon availability, the publisher is about to add another feather to its cap. On her forum on the Baen Bar, publisher Toni Weisskopf has mentioned that Baen e-books will soon be available DRM-free in Apple’s iBooks store. A formal announcement will [...]

Baen/Amazon deal takes effect December 15

By libertyc
December 12, 2012 // 2 Comments

Since I originally posted about Baen’s deal with Amazon, a couple more details of about the deal have come to light. First of all, the deadline for buying any of the old Baen bundles is Saturday, December 15th. That’s when the deal with Amazon goes live, and the old $10, $15, and $18 monthly [...]

The Humble Bundle finally does e-books

By libertyc
October 10, 2012 // 3 Comments

You may have noticed I haven’t posted anything at The Digital Reader lately. It was a fun run, but sometimes things just don’t work out. Fortunately, Dan Eldridge was kind enough to extend an offer to me to write here again, and I’m happy to be back where I was for six years before leaving. [...]

Diane Duane offers e-book format bundles, Young Wizards series bundle in her e-book store

By libertyc
August 11, 2011 // 3 Comments

A couple more e-book-related news items from Diane Duane’s blog that hit in recent days: First, Duane is now able to make available multi-format bundles, including both EPUB and Kindle/MOBI, for all the DRM-free e-books in her store. (And .LIT will be added to these bundles as well, over the next [...]

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