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I curated a new Storybundle for writers (or their lovely friends who want to give the bundle as a gift). The bundle started today and will continue for just a few weeks. I’m really excited about this one. Each book builds on the others…and there’s even a special pop-up workshop here.

Try to draft a new variation on what I wrote for the Storybundle website, just let me reprint it here:

THE 2024 WRITE STUFF BUNDLE

The 2024 Write Stuff Bundle – Curated by Kristine Kathryn Rusch

Every year, I put together a bundle on writing. Every year, I find new concerns and ways to help writers market their work. I also find inspiration books on craft and keeping the faith as writers struggle with the blank page.

This year’s bundle has four distinct elements.

First, the all-important craft. J. Daniel Sawyer teaches you how to put words on the page each and every day. Megabestselling fiction writer and long-time editor Dean Wesley Smith helps you make those words compelling and your stories page-turners, with his StoryBundle exclusive Make Me Read. Novelist and short story writer Dayle A. Dermatis shows you how to use history to inform your fantasy novels, and prolific short story writer Douglas Smith explores the craft of short fiction.

But Doug is our crossover book, because his brand-new edition of Playing The Short Game doesn’t just focus on craft. It has pages and pages of new material for marketing short fiction in 2024. And it’s exclusive to this bundle!

However, I could also say that Tracey Cooper-Posey provides our crossover book, because she also discusses craft and business with the all-important addition of living well while doing so.

Anthea L. Sharp shows us one of the newest ways to grow an audience online by using Kickstarter. Her Kickstarter For Authors is one of the best best-practices book in the business.

Mark Leslie Lefebvre’s StoryBundle exclusive A Book in Hand teaches us that with the right techniques, the old-fashioned techniques of in-person book sales (with actual paper books!) still works well.

Of course, none of this works well if you don’t get to the actual writing or try the business suggestions. Often an inability to do what you really want to do comes from a fear of success. We have a pop-up online workshop that will help you figure out if you suffer from this sometimes paralyzing attitude.

Once you’ve finished the pop-up, take a gander at the Bundle on Maximizing Your Success, which includes three of my short books on making money, success secrets, and negotiation.

And after you’ve finished all of that, take a look at B.A. Paul’s inspiring creative nonfiction book on her journey from unpublished to publication.

Lots to read (and learn), lots to absorb here. This information will get you started or motivate you to return to the writing you love, as well as helping you figure out how to market what you’ve written.

In addition, we’ve chosen a charity that helps people with disabilities join the online gaming community. The key word here is community, since so many people have become homebound. They need an outlet, and Able Gamers tailors gaming consoles and other equipment to individuals so that they can participate, make friends, and spend time with others, without leaving their homes.

So as you get all of this wisdom from the bundle, toss a few dollars at Able Gamers on the way out. We appreciate it! – Kristine Kathryn Rusch

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For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you’re feeling generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of four books in .epub format—WORLDWIDE.

  • A Freelancer’s Survival Guide to Maximizing Your Success by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Becoming an Everyday Novelist by J. Daniel Sawyer
  • Researching History for Fantasy Writers by Dayle A. Dermatis
  • Life Along the Way by B.A. Paul

 

If you pay at least the bonus price of just $20, you get all four of the regular books, plus five more books and a video lecture, for a total of 10, including three StoryBundle exclusives!

  • The Pop-Up Series Workshop: Fear of Success by Dean Wesley Smith
  • The Productive Indie Fiction Writer by Tracy Cooper-Posey
  • A Book in Hand by Mark Leslie Lefebvre (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Playing the Short Game – Second Edition by Douglas Smith (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Make Me Read! by Dean Wesley Smith (StoryBundle Exclusive)
  • Kickstarter for Authors by Anthea L. Sharp

 

This bundle is available only for a limited time via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get a DRM-free .epub for all books!

It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.

Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.

  • Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
  • Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
  • Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
  • Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to AbleGamers!
  • Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you’ll get the bonus books!

 

StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.

For more information, visit our website at storybundle.com, tweet us at @storybundle and like us on Facebook. For press inquiries, please email press@storybundle.com.

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