Allen Varney launched the first Bundle of Holding earlier this year, featuring a bundle of novels and fiction collections written by renowned game designers. I helped him out with executing his ideas, even going so far as to run some of the payments systems through my own accounts until he could get his business banking properly set up. The whole thing launched in February and ran through March, ending while I was still in Shanghai (working on an iOS game for Ubisoft).
It did all right, but Allen worked hard and set up several more bundles. Some of these featured novels again, but others included packs of indie roleplaying games that sold even better than the fiction. Each time he launched a bundle, he studied the results to see what went well and what went wrong, and he devised ways to improve it all, dressing up the site better, polishing the backend, and turning it all into a well-oiled machine.
Now, less than a year later, Allen has a fantastic site that’s built a wonderful reputation for delivering excellent entertainment at phenomenal prices. And to celebrate that, he’s now offering a revamped version of the original Bundle of Holding once more. If you missed out on it last time around, here’s your chance to get stories by:
- Chuck Wendig (Hunter: The Vigil)
- Jenna Moran (Nobilis, Exalted)
- Stephen D. Sullivan (D&D/AD&D, Chill)
- Rafael Chandler (Scorn, Spite)
- Derek Pearcy (In Nomine)
- Aaron Rosenberg (Asylum, Spookshow)
- Sarah Newton (Mindjammer, Legends of Anglerre)
- And me (lots of stuff)
Go stop by the site and snap up that bargain. You get some of the books for the low price of $4.95, and you snag the rest of them if you beat the average price. The prices tend to go up as the drive goes on, so get in as early as you can. The deal ends on January 2, 2014.
My book in the bundle is Hard Times in Dragon City, the first in my Shotguns & Sorcery series. Coincidentally, I have that book (as well as Brave New World: Revolution and Dangerous Games: How to Play) on sale for only 99¢.
Because of that, I understand if you already have a copy of Hard Times in Dragon City. Still, I want you to be able to grab this bundle and feel like you got your money’s worth. Since all the books in any Bundle of Holding are DRM-free, you have my blessing to give that extra copy away to a friend in the spirit of the holiday season.
To sweeten the pot, if you do that, let me know about it. Just drop me an email at [email protected], and I’ll send you a code to download a copy of the second Shotguns & Sorcery novel—Bad Times in Dragon City—for free. If you want to tag me on Facebook or Twitter and tell me who you gave the book to, that would be even better, but don’t put yourself out if you don’t feel comfortable with it. Either way, the offer stands until the end of January 2, 2014, so don’t wait too long.
I’ll warn you now though. Bad Times ends in a bit of a cliffhanger. You read that, and you’re going to want to grab End Times in Dragon City soon after. But that’s a fine problem to have, and I hope it helps you have a Happy New Year!