I am guessing that by now you’ve heard about the new ebook Humble Bundle which contains the full DRM-free ebooks of Kelly’s first two books, yes? I’m going to put up a sticky post with the HB counter on so on that will be nice and obvious for the next two weeks.
If you don’t know what I am on about, below the cut I have cut-n-pasted the intro from their blog. Basically you can pay what you want for a rather awesome ebook bundle. The monies get split between the authors, the charities, and the Humble Bundle people. If you pay more than the average (currently $12.43 and which, interestingly, has risen over the last two days) you get two extra books. The HB people usually do ebooks, although they did a cool music one earlier this year which I bought for the OK GO extras—addicted to those videos. Cory Doctorow put the ebook edition together and I think tapped a bunch of people who have released their books under Creative Commons licenses and/or as DRM-free books. (There being really no point in buying DRM’d books if you ever expect to read them again.) It really is the simplest, neat, and lovely idea and it is awesome to have Kelly’s books involved.
Be sure to watch it in HD!
Here’s a brief primer on this sensational deal: for two weeks, you can pay whatever you want to get these six digital, DRM-free books: Pirate Cinema, Pump Six and Other Stories, Zoo City, Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic for Beginners. If you choose to pay more than the average, you will also receive Old Man’s War and graphic novel Signal to Noise!
This fantastic collection of amazing stories has a little something for everyone and comes from an amazing assembly of award-winning authors. Take a look!
by Cory Doctorow
Signal to Noise
by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean
Old Man’s War
by John Scalzi
Pump Six and Other Stories
by Paolo Bacigalupi
by Lauren Beukes
Zoo City is the winner of the 2011 Arthur C. Clarke Award and 2010 Kitschies Red Tentacle for best novel.
Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle
by Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libby, Dennis Lee, and Cody Martin
Stranger Things Happen
by Kelly Link
Magic for Beginners
by Kelly Link
These works are available in ePub, PDF, and MOBI formats and will work great on your computer, eBook reader, tablet, and many other mobile devices. Purchasers can also choose to benefit three awesome non-profits: the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Child’s Play Charity, and the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America! To date, the generous contributions from our bundle buyers has added up to over $7.25 million for charity!
A couple of the books are seeing their digital debut right here with us! Signal to Noise has never before been available as an eBook, and Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle has never been digitally available unabridged.
If you were to gather up all this literary goodness individually, it would cost around $77. But we’re letting you set the price!
This new chapter in our Humble offerings is only available for two weeks, so head over to the site and pick up your Humble eBook Bundle right now!