Storybundle has quietly been building a loyal following over the course of the last calender year for its ebook campaigns. Storybundle closely follows the Humble Bundle business model, which gives you the ability to determine your own price, and most of the proceeds go to charity. The strongest feature of the site is the DRM-free nature of the ebooks.
Storybundle has just launched a new campaign that has ten video themed books available. The Video Game Bundle, curated by Independent Games Festival chairman emeritus and game industry veteran Simon Carless, is a dense collection of game literature. This incredible bundle includes ten fascinating game culture and history books/magazines from Prince of Persia creator Jordan Mechner; two issues of the gaming magazine Kill Screen; Confessions of the Game Doctor by Bill Kunkel; Constellation Games by Leonard Richardson; Killing Is Harmless by Brendan Keogh; Generation Xbox: How Videogames Invaded Hollywood by Jamie Russell; a compendium of indie games by Mike Rose; and Ralph H. Baer’s retrospective, Videogames: In the Beginning. All of the ebooks combined have a total retail value of over $100.00.
Seven of the titles are available for however much you want to pay and an additional three ebooks are available if you donate over $10.00. The two charities selected for this campaign are Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now.
Michael Kozlowski has written about audiobooks and e-readers for the past twelve years. Newspapers and websites such as the CBC, CNET, Engadget, Huffington Post and the New York Times have picked up his articles. He Lives in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.