Nic Tatano, an author from over the pond ( with a very entertaining blog: http://thechannelingauthor.blogspot.co.uk ) has joined me today to talk about bundles. Now, I've heard of book bundles before, but this is a bit different. This HarperImpulse chappie has got one of his self-pubbed titles into a book bundle with a price you decide and a chance at a prize. Nick, tell us more...
Story Bundle: The World's Coolest Shopping Cart for Book Lovers.
Imagine you're in a bookstore and I walk up to you with a shopping cart filled with ten books in a genre you really like. You look at the covers and blurbs and find them interesting. They're the kind of books you'd buy. Then I tell you that you can pay whatever you think they're worth, and, oh, by the way, you can register to win a Kindle or a $100 gift card. You'd probably ask, "What's the catch?"
There isn't one. Welcome to Story Bundle.
This is a company that creates bundles of books with similar themes and offers them at a price you determine. And right now, one of my books is in that shopping cart.
The young adult bundle is called "Crossing Worlds" and every book features a young protagonist dealing with amazing challenges in magical worlds. In my case, "Destiny's Hourglass" is the story of a teenage boy who can change the future with his mind. Yeah, I know the current trend is to write kick-ass girls, but I thought the guys deserved equal time. And, ya know, that Harry Potter kid seemed to develop a decent following.
How did I arrive in said shopping cart? Well, a few years ago some author friends told me about Story Bundle, so I sent them a bunch of books of different genres to check out. A few weeks ago they contacted me about joining a very talented group in an upcoming bundle.
So here I am.
The bundle is available until the 16th of April and coincides with the release of the second book in my Jillian Spectre series. (See aforementioned kick-ass girls.)
(Jillian, one and two: http://tinyurl.com/odgs9ry and http://tinyurl.com/pkbv8l2)
Anyway, hope you'll check out StoryBundle.com. They always have multiple bundles for sale of different genres. As for that pricing thing, you can pay a little and get five books or pay a bit more and get five bonus books.
But wait, there's more! Remember, I mentioned a prize, so don't forget to register for your choice of a $100 gift card or a Kindle. So, is this the coolest shopping cart, or what?