I don’t do a lot of news-y posts here anymore, but this story is too cool to ignore: the Humble Ebook Bundle, a pay-what-you-want set of ebooks full of great titles and authors, just reached a cool one million US dollars in total sales. How awesome is that?
I’ve been keeping an eye on this project because I love this sales concept, previously used with great success by the indie game Humble Bundles, as well as by artists such as Radiohead and individual authors such as Cory Doctorow, whose newest YA title Pirate Cinema is included in this bundle.
You still have a few days to take advantage of this great offer, which includes titles by some of my favorite authors working in SFF: Paolo Bacigalupi (the brilliant Pump Six and Other Stories collection), Kelly Link (two great collections!), the aforementioned Cory Doctorow, and several others. And, if you pay more than the average donation so far (about $15 at the time I’m typing this), you unlock a set of extras including an xkcd collection and a delicious-looking graphical novel by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, which is seriously tempting me to jump into this deal even though I own almost every single book in this amazing bundle already.