NEWS

THE COSMIC SCI-FI BUNDLE

Curated by Kevin J. Anderson

How’s this for a deal? A wide variety of universes and futures, all in one big bundle—and you can name your own price.

I’ve participated several times in the great bundles from storybundle.com, and this new batch—the Cosmic Science Fiction Bundle—has got something (or more than one something) for every SF fan. Nine science fiction books, bestsellers, award winners, classics, short stories, grand epics—and you name your own price.

The way StoryBundle works is that a group of indie authors pool their books and help promote the whole bundle, sharing their fanbases. Readers get a great title by a favorite author, and also get introduced to other new authors. And all these indie authors get more exposure and support.

A portion of the proceeds from StoryBundle goes to a designated charity, and this time it will benefit a cause close to one of our own. Jay Lake, coauthor of METAtropolis in the Cosmic SF Bundle, just passed away on June 1 after a long battle with cancer. METAtropolis was rushed through production, and he received a finished copy of the print book less than two weeks before he died. The StoryBundle charity for the Cosmic SF Bundle is the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund, which Jay designated.

The Cosmic SF Bundle runs for only three weeks. Name your price, do good for a great charity, and get a batch of books that will send your imagination to the stars. (And please help us spread the word about the Cosmic SF Bundle to give a boost to indie authors and publishers.) – Kevin J. Anderson

The initial titles in the bundle (minimum $3 to purchase) are:

  • METAtropolis by Jay Lake and Ken Scholes
  • Destination Void by Frank Herbert
  • First Person Peculiar by Mike Resnick
  • Assemblers of Infinity by Kevin J. Anderson and Doug Beason
  • Anniversary Day by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Second Paradigm by Peter J. Wacks

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $12, you'll get another three books:

  • Crisis on Doona by Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye
  • Perfectly Invisible by Michael A. Stackpole
  • Legion by Brandon Sanderson 1

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, .mobi and .pdf) for all books, but after the three weeks are over, the bundle is gone forever!

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 nine fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that's fine! You'll still get access to six thrilling 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 the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund, Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
  • Receive extra books: If you beat our bonus price, you're not just getting six books, you're getting nine!

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, Twitter us at @storybundle, Like us on Facebook, and Plus us on Google Plus. For press inquiries, please email [email protected].

1: Due to pre-existing licensing restrictions with the publisher, we are unable to offer Brandon Sanderson's The Emperor's Soul in the UK and Commonwealth territories. We apologize for this inconvenience. All the other books are available and will be included in the bundle normally. We've also lowered the bonus price to $11 from $12 in restricted territories. If you have any questions about the restriction, you can email [email protected]