Introducing the Humble E-book Bundle: Get books, support charity, help authors

Humble E-Book Bundle

For the next week, you can score 13 e-books for $12.81, and every penny you spend can go toward supporting the authors or select charities.

What is this miracle deal? It started as The Humble Indie Bundle, which is a changing collection of digital video games at a highly reduced price. These sell like crazy, and now the organization behind it has started doing the same with e-books. They’ve already sold over 50,000 bundles.

humble e-book bundle mainSo you not only get great books for a fraction of their total value ($157 to be exact), but also help out the people who write them — and some great charities, too. It’s your choice. You decide how your payment is split down to the last cent, and you can even donate to the Humble Bundle team if you wish.

As long as you beat the average (currently $12.80), you’ll get all 13 books — along with (here’s a tip) any they decide to add in before the promotion ends. Or you can pay less (name your price) and still get six e-books: Pirate Cinema, Pump Six and Other Stories, Zoo City, Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle, Stranger Things Happen, and Magic for Beginners.

The bonus e-books are Old Man’s War, comic collections Attack of the Bacon Robots; Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings; Save Yourself, Mammal!; The Most Dangerous Game; Xkcd: volume 0; and the graphic novel Signal to Noise.

This time, donations benefit the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child’s Play Charity, and Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America. The e-books are DRM-free and come in multiple formats, including PDF, MOBI, and ePub.

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