The Humble Indi Bundle has released it’s new offering – a bundle of ebooks where the customer pays what they want. It’s an an idea that has proved successful in the past and also highlighted that far from being “freetards” as some Microsoft Advocates would suggest, Linux users are willing to spend more money than Windows.
The list of books included:
- Pirate Cinema by Cory Doctorow, an intense story of youthful techno-defiance
- Pump Six and Other Stories by Paolo Bacigalupi, a hard-hitting collection of 11 impactful stories
- Zoo City by Lauren Beukes, an alternate Earth mystical science fiction tale
- Invasion: The Secret World Chronicle by Mercedes Lackey, Steve Libby, Dennis Lee, and Cody Martin, a modern military superhero saga packed with bonus content
- Stranger Things Happen by Kelly Link, a delightful fantasy collection of 11 stories
- Magic for Beginners by Kelly Link, the cross-genre follow-up to Stranger Things Happen
- Old Man’s War by John Scalzi, a science fiction war epic
- Signal to Noise by Neil Gaiman and Dave McKean, an ethereal graphic novel of a man’s last days
There’s a further article (source for above list) over on Techdirt.
So yet again it seems that Linux users, far from being what is claimed by certain individuals, do have money to spend and are willing to do so if the bundle has good quality items and represents value for money. The “bundle” business model certainly seems to be a popular one.
You can find the Bundle here: http://www.humblebundle.com/ with all titles available for the popular e-book readers and without DRM.