Fiction Bundle released their first bundle earlier this week. They're offering a collection of 6 titles with the low low price of $6. It's called the Chapter One bundle, and includes:
- The Godmakers by Frank Herbert
- Assemblers of Infinity by Kevin J. Anderson & Doug Beason
- The Golden Queen by David Farland
- Lights in the Deep by Brad R. Torgerson
- Bone Shop by Tim Pratt
- Dust and Kisses by Dean Wesley Smith
The ebooks are available in DRM-free PDF, Kindle, and Epub, and the minimum asking price is $6. That differs from Humble Bundle, which pioneered the current bundle model, but like HB Fiction Bundle lets the buyer choose to pay extra. You can also choose how to divide the payment between the authors, the 2 charities, and (if you like) the Fiction Bundle admins.
You can of course pay more than $6, and if your payment exceeds $10 you can get the bonus title: The Complete Stories of Tim Pratt (So Far).
In case you are interested, here are links to Amazon for 5 of the titles (the last 2 are not available in the Kindle Store; one technically has not been published yet).
Curiously enough, one of the titles that's not available in the Kindle Store is available direct from the author in another bundle. Deal Wesley Smith, author of Dust and Kisses, launched his own monthly bundles back in September. He charges $7 a month for the ebook edition, and if you prefer paper you can get a bundle as a trade paperback for $13.
Smith's bundles consist only of his work. The first 2 bundles each contain a novel, several short stories, and chunks of several novels that are being serialized across multiple bundles. If you are a fan of Dean Wesley Smith then his bundles are a good deal. As for me, I don't like any single author that much.