This book is all about ebook bundling. The hottest, most relevant topic today for every author.
Ebook bundles will expand your inventory, increase your discoverability, and most importantly create additional income streams.
Learn why to bundle, what to bundle, and how to bundle. Discover pitfalls to watch out for.
An entire section of this book covers BundleRabbit, the world's first DIY ebook bundling platform.
Chuck Heintzelman got the idea for BundleRabbit by asking himself the perennial writer question: what if? He usually turns his what-ifs into wacky stories (some published in the anthology series I co-edit, Fiction River), but with BundleRabbit, he had to indulge in some coding, some wheedling, and a whole lot of learning. He shares the wheedling and learning here. Enjoy! – Kristine Kathryn Rusch
This book is an excellent reference guide to the next step in your works being discovered. It is a thorough look and helpful guide into the process of bundling, and various ways to achieve this are outlined. I see this as a next step for authors to make their books discoverable for readers who are looking for them. Highly recommended.– Amazon Review
A helpful explanation of the whys and hows of combining ebooks into multi-volume bundles. Heintzelman begins by pointing out the financial benefits to the writer of bundling your own work (creating collections of two or more short stories, box sets of longer works). He moves on to the discoverability benefits of bundling your work with ebooks by a group of authors.
The second half of the guide focuses on using Heintzelman's platform bundlerabbit.com to create multi-author bundles. Chuck Heintzelman writes well-crafted fiction and his talent carries over to nonfiction. I appreciated his thoughtful run-through of how the bundling software he designed works. His confidence is inspiring and he convinced me that I can master DIY bundling on his platform.
This chapter explains why ebook bundling is important and why authors should do it.
Whether it's having existing readers read more of your books or new readers discovering your books, it all comes down to one thing: more sales.
More sales equals more income.
Every other reason listed in this chapter is subordinate to this one, overarching goal of increasing sales. This theme is repeated many times throughout this book.
From the Author's Perspective
As an author bundling your ebooks together, or bundling your books with others, what are the benefits?
From the Reader's Perspective
How about putting yourself in the reader's shoes. Why are bundles a benefit to readers?
When readers are happy, they come back for more.
So you can see, both readers and authors benefit from bundles.