posted Tuesday 9 October 2012 @ 10:00 am PDT
The Humble eBook bundle is a “pay-what-you-want” offer that will run for the next two weeks, allowing readers to purchase an eight-title DRM-free e-book package for whatever amount they choose to pay.
Buyers can choose to allocate a portion (or the entirety) of their payment to charities including The Electric Frontier Foundation, The Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America, or Child’s Play Charity.
This is the first book promotion Humble Bundle has done, though they have previously sold video game and music bundles on the same “pay-what-you-want” basis, and have raised over $7 million for charity so far.
Titles included in the package are:
Pump Six and Other Stories, Paolo Bacigalupi
Zoo City, Lauren Beukes
Pirate Cinema, Cory Doctorow
Invasion: The Secret World Chronicles, Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libby, Dennis Lee, & Cody Martin
Stranger Things Happen and Magic for Beginners, Kelly Link
The site tracks and displays the average donation amount, and those who choose to pay more than the average will also receive Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman & Dave McKean and Old Man’s War by John Scalzi.