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THE INDIE SUPERHERO BUNDLE

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Curated by Jack Wallen

Iron Man. Batman. The Flash. Arrow. Wonder Woman.

You know them, you love them. You anxiously await their blockbuster films, television series, and comic books. Little did you know there are other superheroes out there, waiting to protect men and women from the darkness the hides in the metaphorical closets of young and old alike. These superheroes are flawed, different, living the shadows of their mega blockbuster brethren – but they're there.

When StoryBundle asked me to curate The Indie Superhero Bundle, I was thrilled to undertake the task. In doing so, I wanted to make sure superheroes of all colors, powers, genders, ages, and backgrounds were represented in what might well be one of the most unique collections to ever stand against those that would serve malice as a main course.

In this collection you have superstar and rising star authors alike – each ready to clobber you with a different take on the genre. From Mur Lafferty (winner of the John W. Campbell award for Best New Writer), to writers on the rise such as Joshua Mays, Michael Bailey, Charlie Wood, Adam Oster, and other stars of the indie author circuit.

This bundle includes superheroes you may never see on the silver screen – even though, upon reading these titles, you'll wonder "Why not?". Not only do these stories offer uncompromising action, but layered stories of humanity and humility… all wrapped in an undeniable truth you may not find in DC or Marvel comics.

When I set about curating this bundle, I knew from the start I wanted to include my cult favorite, Shero. (which had just been treated by a small budget film – coming soon to a streaming device near you). After that, the discovery of new and exciting superhero titles was pure joy. Every book I read was a keeper; but in the end, I wanted stories that went beyond the usual hack and slash. I wanted to find stories that unfolded with a sense of grace and power like you'd never thought possible in the genre.

For StoryBundle, you decide what price you pay. For $3 (or more, if money isn't your kryptonite), you'll get the basic bundle of four books in any eBook format. If you pay $12 (or more, if your utility belt has room for extra cash), you'll get the four bonus books as well.

The superhero bundle runs for three weeks only… and you'll never find such a super deal anywhere on Krypton, Themyscira, or the streets of Gotham. This is a one of kind collection sure to keep you up at night shouting into your ereader, "Go! Go! Go!" – Jack Wallen

As always, StoryBundle lets you name your own price to get a whole bunch of epic and excellent titles. A purchase of $3 gets you the basic set of four books:

  • I, Crimsonstreak by Matt Adams
  • Alpha Male by Joshua Corey Mays
  • The Legend of Buddy Hero by Adam Oster
  • Action Figures by Michael Bailey

Even better, if you pay $12 or higher, you unlock four more titles, which include:

  • Shero by Jack Wallen
  • The Strike Trilogy by Charlie Wood
  • Supervillainous by Mike Leon
  • Playing For Keeps by Mur Lafferty

The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!

It's also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We've chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $3): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there's nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity. We're currently featuring Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
  • Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you're getting eight total books!

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook.

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