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New Post-Apocalyptic Humble Bundle
March 18, 2015 | 3:44 pm

humble bundleDo you enjoy post-apocalyptic books, like Wool by Hugh Howey? Or Damnation Alley by Roger Zelazney? How about a bundle which includes audiobooks, comics and a game? Humble Bundle has outdone themselves with their latest offering. There's something for everyone, with both classic sci-fi works and more recent ones. Comics and even a couple of issues of Lightspeed Magazine, one of which includes a story by George R.R. Martin. Here's the complete list, from the release: Customers can name their price for Lightspeed Magazine, July 2010; Lightspeed Magazine; March 2013; A Gift Upon the Shore; Wasteland Vol. 1: Cities In Dust; After the End: Recent Apocalypses; Gather, Darkness!; Wool -...

No need to be humble with Subterranean Press Book Bundle
February 20, 2015 | 10:25 am

The very wonderful science fiction, fantasy, and horror publisher Subterranean Press, publishers of K.J. Parker among many others, has just announced its own Humble Subterranean Press Book Bundle on the Humble Bundle site, offering an all-you-can-eat smorgasbord of its classics, including such gems as The Top of the Volcano: The Award-Winning Stories of Harlan Ellison, The Ape's Wife and Other Stories by Caitlín R. Kiernan, Muse of Fire by Dan Simmons, and many many more. "Subterranean Press is celebrating two decades of excellence, and we're humbly inviting you to join the fun!" the introduction reads. The payment amount is up to...

An Interview with Bill Pollock of No Starch Press
February 7, 2015 | 11:18 am

no starch pressI was fortunate to speak with Bill Pollock of No Starch Press, just prior to their debut on the popular Humble Bundle service. I had contacted him because I was searching for Lego-themed books, and was delighted to find a publisher who both published such things, and also offered them DRM-free, and in print/eBook bundles! Pollock, as it turned out, was a tad on the old-school side, as far as that goes. He felt that if customers wanted an eBook copy too, it was easy enough to provide it for them, so why not. But he is a print man himself,...

Want a Humble Bundle for Geeky Kids?
February 4, 2015 | 2:19 pm

humble bundleHere's an interesting theme for a Humble Bundle. Brainiac kid's books, including books on coding, physics, website design and, of course, LEGO. Heck, that sounds like something this self-proclaimed geek adult might be interested in. The line-up looks quite intriguing. Customers can pay any amount of money and receive: Ruby Wizardry: An Introduction to Programming for Kids Lauren Ipsum: A Story About Computer Science and Other Improbable Things The Manga Guide to Electricity Snip, Burn, Solder, Shred: Seriously Geeky Stuff to Make with Your Kids The LEGO Adventure Book, Volume 1: Cars, Castles, Dinosaurs & More! Customers who pay more than the average user will also receive: LEGO Space:...

Morning Links: Kobo singled out in Canadian investigation. Apple Watch details surface
January 23, 2015 | 9:00 am

apple watchKhan Academy for iPad Updates with Over 150,000 Exercises (Lifehacker) Khan Academy has had an iPad app for a while, but it didn't offer any of the actual training exercises available on the web site. A recent update changes that, and the new iPad app includes just about everything you get with the web version. *** Kobo Feels 'Singled Out' in Canadian Investigation (PW) After the Competition Bureau of Canada last week sought a court order that could force Indigo Books and Music and Kobo to turn over records as part of an investigation into anti-competitive e-book pricing practices, Michael Tamblyn, president and...

Humble Bundle releases Android App
August 15, 2014 | 1:50 pm

Humble BundleFrom the fine folks at Lifehacker comes this intriguing news (Humble Bundle Releases Android App): the Humble Bundle people have just updated their Android app to allow downloads right from inside. As the article explains, the app used to allow only game downloads. Now, you can download music, books and audiobooks too and send them to an app like Play Books for use and enjoyment. Very slick, Humble Bundle. Now, where is the iOS app?...

New ‘Walking Dead’ Humble Bundle is up!
July 22, 2014 | 8:15 am

humble bundle walking dead themeA new Humble Bundle is up, and it's for comic book fans this time! The 'pay what you want' bundle has DRM-free digital comics including titles from the Walking Dead collection. Digital comics are not my thing, but I was intrigued at how many 'levels' they are offering this time. The first level, where you set your own price, nets you four books. If you exceed the $10-ish average, you get three more. If you exceed $15, you get an extra bonus book. And then there are options for 'everything above, plus a t-shirt ($40) and 'everything above plus a limited...

A new Humble Bundle is available!
July 11, 2014 | 9:15 am

humble bundleVia Boing Boing comes this news, that a new Humble Bundle is available. These popular book bundles let you pay whatever price you want for a complete collection; those who pay more than the going average are entitled to bonus books and other content. The newest bundle is sci-fi themed, and contains the following titles: - The Healer's War by Elizabeth Ann Scarborough - The Reluctant Swordsman by Dave Duncan - Freehold by William Dietz - The Time of the Dark by Barbara Hambly - Wingman by Mack Maloney. And the bonus books for those who pay more: - Spellsinger by Alan Dean Foster - I Have No Mouth...

Latest Humble Book Bundle offers Doctor Who comics, mobile game
May 14, 2014 | 5:45 pm

doctorsDoctor Who fans might have reason to rejoice at the current Humble Book Bundle on offer. With a base tier, a pay-over-the-average tier, and a pay-more-than-$15 tier, this bundle offers altogether 64 DRM-free issues of the IDW Doctor Who comic books, plus a Doctor Who mobile game with ten unlocked Doctors. And those are just the issues that were announced today; if it follows the traditional Humble Bundle pattern it will add even more titles next week. The charities available for support with this bundle include the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund, and (heh) Doctors Without Borders. Both worthy...

StoryBundle releases video game book bundle
April 2, 2014 | 7:47 pm

The Humble Indie Bundle started out selling video games, but branched out into e-books down the road. This makes it almost, but not quite, symmetrical that its competitor StoryBundle, who started with e-books all along, has now come out with a bundle of…e-books about video games. The base price for this bundle is $3, which gets you six DRM-free multiformat e-books, mostly non-fiction: How to Do Things With Videogames by Ian Bogost Atari Inc.: Business is Fun by Marty Goldberg and Curt Vendel SCROLL: Collection 01-11 by Ray Barnholt...

Humble Bundle about to launch third e-book bundle
March 18, 2014 | 12:10 pm

The launch of the new Humble Bundle is still just under two hours away (until then, you have one last chance to snag some terrific Android games, nine of them for under $4—Zombie Gunship is some crazy fun!) but Publishers Weekly has just revealed what the new one is going to be. It’s going to be Humble’s first e-books and audiobooks bundle. It’s not entirely clear from the PW article which books will have audiobooks and which will just be e-books, but it’s going to include some great titles: the audiobook of Homeland by Cory Doctorow, financed by Doctorow...

Humble Bundle plans to expand e-book, audiobook offerings
March 3, 2014 | 8:25 pm

humblelogoRemember the Humble E-Book Bundles? Humble’s done a couple of them (not counting the ones by other bundle sites) plus an audiobook bundle, and wants to do more. Calvin Reid has a great article at Publishers Weekly looking at the Humble Bundle e-book program in depth. It has some interesting facts. It turns out that the first two pay-what-you-want Humble E-Book Bundles were actually organized by Cory Doctorow. Not a big surprise given their DRM-free nature. The problem was that DRM-free nature meant Macmillan (whose Tor subsidiary had already gone DRM-free) was the only Big Five publisher willing to...