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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...

Humble Bundle announces audiobook bundle
January 21, 2014 | 4:28 pm

palehorseWell, the Humble Bundle once again breaks new ground. Not content to have offered pay-what-you-want sales in computer games, music, and e-books (twice), now it’s launched an audiobook bundle. The titles you get for paying anything within the next two weeks include: The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie (Anyone remember when the fatwa Rushdie got for writing it was the biggest Islamic scare story to hit the news? My those days seem quaint now.) Stolen by Lucy Christopher Abandon by Meg Cabot Junky by William S. Burroughs...

Fiction Bundle joins the DRM-free pay-what-you-want e-book bundle crowd
November 30, 2013 | 9:54 am

Fullscreen capture 11302013 94959 AM.bmpThe Humble Indie Bundle has done a lot to put independent and even some big studio software titles on many people’s virtual gaming shelves, but I haven’t seen all that many game bundle sites spring up in imitation of it. I can recall maybe one or two, but not more than that. But once the idea jumped over to e-books, it seems as though you hear about a new e-book bundle every other month. Humble has done it not just once (raising a respectable $1.2 million!) but twice, Storybundle has done it a few times, and Snug Nugget, Tomely,...

My DRM-Free Year, Month 8: Bumper Crop of Reviewables
September 3, 2013 | 8:13 pm

DRM-FreeRead all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec * * * August was a good month for DRM-free reading. I both read (and reviewed) books from three different sources: Amazon, Humble Bundle and Yesterday's Classics. The highlights: Amazon The final instalment of Hugh Howey's Silo Saga was out, and I reviewed it opening week. I liked it, for the most part. But I tend to like earlier series books better. By the time you get to the end, it feels a little too mechanical to me, with the author plotting like mad to tie up the loose ends and spending a bit less time on...

My DRM-Free Year, Month 7: Humble Bundle and other subscription fun
August 1, 2013 | 12:25 pm

DRM-FreeRead all the installments of “My DRM-Free Year” Jan | Feb | Mar | Apr | May | Jun | Jul | Aug | Sep | Oct | Nov-Dec * * * July was a busy reading month for me. Some of my reading time was sucked up by the textbook-free online course I was taking, and I was surprised at how much I enjoyed learning without a book. All the readings could be conveniently clicked from within my Web browser, and from there, they could be not just read, but saved to Evernote for searching, annotating and organizing. Very useful! July also saw the release of a new e-book bundle from the folks at Humble Bundle. I love the concept of what...

A bundle of bundle updates: StoryBundle and Humble Bundle add more titles
July 10, 2013 | 7:12 pm

Fullscreen capture 7102013 54818 PM.bmp It can’t be coincidental that both e-book bundles I talked about last week have chosen to add more titles on the same day, can it? First, because they updated first, is StoryBundle, which updated its Sci-Fi Bundle with a free copy of the June issue of Lightspeed, an on-line SF magazine. Judging by the magazine’s on-line store, this is a $3.99 value. No additional purchase is required to get it; anyone who donates any amount, even if it’s not enough to unlock the $10 extra titles, will receive it. I’ll be honest, this doesn’t exactly make me...

A bundle of bundles: The Humble eBook Bundle II and StoryBundle Sci-Fi Bundle
July 3, 2013 | 3:32 pm

Fullscreen capture 732013 22537 PM.bmpGet ready to bundle! By whatever strange alchemy, two separate pay-what-you-want DRM-free multi-format e-book bundles have suddenly popped up independently of each other. The more appealing one is from the past master of bundling, the Humble Bundle. The Humble eBook Bundle II includes Little Brother by Cory Doctorow, Boneshaker by Cherie Priest, Spin by Robert Charles Wilson, and Shards of Honor by Lois McMaster Bujold. If you beat the average ($9.78 as of this writing) you also get Just a Geek by Wil Wheaton, and The Last Unicorn (Deluxe Edition, includes the sequel novella “Two Hearts” and an interview with the...