StoryBundle, the program that launched earlier this year that lets readers pay whatever they think is fair for a group of five to seven indie ebook titles, has now posted its second bundle. This series of five books, plus two bonus books to readers who pay seven dollars or more, is a grouping of thriller titles under the name “The Second Degree Bundle.”
As DRM-free books, consumers can read the titles on any portable device that supports digital reading by paying through a variety of platforms, including PayPal, Google, and Amazon. For a minimum of one dollar, readers receive five titles which include Black Bird by by Greg Ensien, Blood Red Turns Dollar Green by Paul O’Brien, Diary of a Small Fish by Pete Morin, The Marinara Murders by Erik Hanberg, and Dire Means by Geoffry Neil. For a minimum of seven dollars, consumers receive the five bundled titles along with two extras, Project Moses by Robert Lowe and The Saints Go Dying by Erik Hanberg.
Fans of the StoryBundle site can opt to receive updates when new bundles become available, but one of the most interesting features of the site is a small check box at the bottom that allows readers to donate to charity while making their bundle purchases. This act of doing financial good seems to be in alignment with the concept behind StoryBundle, which is essentially trusting the consumer to recognize that artists are deserving of consumer support for their craft.