Bundles, Boxed Sets, Short Stories, Nonfiction, Novels, Pen Names—Whew, What A Day For News!
What a week. I have a lot of news to share, most of which will save you money.
First, my latest science fiction story just appeared in the pages of Analog. I have no idea what part of my brain “The Museum of Modern Warfare” came from. All I know is that I had to finish this one to get it off my mind. I hope you really like this story. I sure enjoyed writing it. You can order the December issue through any online store, find it at your local brick-and-mortar retailer, or get your copy (and subscribe!) on Analog’s website.
Next, a special notice: Remember that boxed set I mentioned two weeks ago? The one that allowed you to get 9 novellas for 99 cents? Yeah, well, the price will go up on November 1 to $2.99. So if you want a bargain at the lowest price ever, buy the Edge of Never in the next two days. You can get your copy on Amazon, Barnes & Noble, iTunes, Kobo, All Romance E-books, and Google Play.
And speaking of a deadline, you have less than 48 hours to sign up for the giveaway of a $50 gift certificate from Amazon or Barnes & Noble. Just click this link and follow the instructions.
Now, some very cool Storybundles.
I have no idea how I ended up in two bundles at the same time, but I did. I curated the first one. We’d been planning it for a while. This bundle has the first novel in my Kris Nelscott Smokey Dalton series, along with several other first-in-series novels, like Dean’s Cold Poker Gang series, Rebecca Cantrell’s Joe Tesla series, and Libby Fischer Hellman’s Ellie Forman series. You can also discover some relative newcomers, like David DeLee, Melissa Yi, and J. Daniel Sawyer. Patrice Greenwood is the pen name for a well-known historical writer, Pati Nagle. Bestseller Julie Hyzy contributes a book outside her usual series. And of course, everyone should recognize the name Lawrence Block. He contributes a collection of Matthew Scudder short stories, and if you liked the movie A Walk Among The Tombstones (or even if you didn’t), you should read the original material.
This is an amazing group of award-nominated, award-winning, and bestselling novels. I’d be buying this bundle if I hadn’t read everything in it already. You can only get this as a group of eb0oks, and only until November 21.
There are two other cool things about a Storybundle: You can set your own price (after you hit the minimum) and you can donate to some charities along the way. So click on this link and save yourself a fortune while discovering new-to-you writers.
Kevin J. Anderson curated the other Storybundle that I’m part of. It’s the second year of the NaNoWriMo Writing Tools Bundle, designed especially for writers. If you bought last year’s, you know what a great deal this is. Kev’s compiled 13 different books on all aspects of writing from craft to publishing to marketing. You can pay as little as $15 for all 13 and donate to a charity (here the listed charities include the NaNoWriMo writing organization itself).
If you missed the bundle from last year, never fear. You can add the entire 2014 bundle to your purchase for 12 more dollars. Which means you get 25 books for $25. If you thought of buying my Freelancer’s Survival Guide in a paper edition, you’d spend at least that much. Here you get it (ebook) and 24 other books. Quite the bargain for you writers or for a writer friend. (You can give the bundle as a gift.)
So head on over to Storybundle.com to find all kinds of great deals, including these two. And don’t forget to pick up The Edge of Never and the December Analog. All of these things will keep you in reading material as the days grow darker and colder. Enjoy!
I hadn’t been aware Pati Nagle wrote as Patrice Greenwood. I’d been interested in the bundle, but that info raises my interest even higher. (Though I think someone needs to invent a distributed-network-of-eyeballs to ever have any hope of making significant inroads on reading my TBR pile.)
I bought last year’s nano bundle and had to make a choice this year. The detective one won for the first of the month. I’ll get this year’s nano bundle on the 15th. I’m sure it won’t disappoint since last year’s has been amazing.
I have to admit, this is the best month for StoryBundle so far. I can’t pass the NaNo package up.