NEWS

THE MULTIMEDIA FANTASY MUSIC BUNDLE

Curated by Peter J. Wacks

Music and books – and you can name your own price.

Often when I read, I hear a soundtrack going in my head, if I don’t outright have one playing in the background. Getting offered the chance to curate a bundle immediately led me to the conclusion that I wanted to try to create just that experience. I gathered a team to reach out to bands and the Multimedia Fantasy Music Bundle was born. 6 bands, 5 authors – and you name your own price.

The way that StoryBundle works is a group of authors and musicians each put in books and albums to help promote each other. Each of them end up getting more exposure, more support, and create a great deal together that none could offer alone. For this bundle I chose not fantasy, but albums and books that struck a chord within me for their elements of the Fantastical. All for a price you decide. It doesn’t get better than that. Only it does. As a surprise unlock, each band has contributed a B Side bonus, and each book will unlock a second book. To encourage folks, the surprise unlock items will become available to everyone who has purchased the bundle as the number of people buying the bundle grows.

A portion of the proceeds also go to charity. The charity for this bundle is the Clayton Memorial Medical Fund, designated by Jay Lake, who passed away on June 1st after a long battle with cancer.

The Multimedia Fantasy Music Bundle runs for three weeks, till July 14th. Name your own price, help a great charity, and get some truly amazing books and music. (And please help us spread the word about the Multimedia Fantasy Music Bundle to give a boost to indie Musicians and Authors!) – Peter J. Wacks

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

Books:

  • White Mists of Power by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
    • Unlocks: Broken Windchimes by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • The Dandy Boys Mysteries by J.R. Boyette and Peter J. Wacks
    • Unlocks: A Fantasy Holiday Season edited by Kevin J. Anderson
  • Surrender by Rhiannon Paille
    • Unlocks: Bloodletting pt. 1: Special Edition by Mark Ryan and Peter J. Wacks

Albums:

  • Heather Alexander - Merlin's Descendants
    • Unlocks: Heather Alexander - Come My Lady special recording
  • Pandora Celtica - Dog Party in the Key of Swinging Cats
    • Unlocks: Pandora Celtica - Forgotten recordings and studio footage
  • S.J. Tucker - Ember Days Original Motion Picture Soundtrack
    • Unlocks S.J. Tucker - Special tracks from the unreleased album, Stolen Season

If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you'll get another five items:

Books:

  • Terra Incognita: Mythical Creatures by Kevin J. Anderson
    • Unlocks Album: Roswell Six - Terra Incognita: Beyond the Horizon
  • VilleAnne by Steven L. Sears & Peter J. Wacks
    • Unlocks: A Brief History of Jazz Rock by Michael Baron

Albums:

  • Borderers - The Best of the Borderers Celtic & Old World
    • Unlocks: Borderers - Best of Bonus Tracks
  • Heather Dale - The Trial of Lancelot
    • Unlocks: Heather Dale - Ancient Yule bonus Video
  • Abney Park - Live at the End of Days, pt. 1
    • Unlocks: Live at the End of Days, pt. 2

And don't forget, every 1000 purchases unlocks a new item for everybody who purchased!

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, 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 six fantastic books and albums 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 and albums, you're getting eleven!

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]