#SPFBO StoryBundle Giveaway!
***The giveaway is now over, thanks to everyone who entered!***
You may have heard the big news already but in case you haven’t, The BiblioSanctum is pleased to be one of the ten blogs taking part in Mark Lawrence’s Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off 2016! We’ll have more of the exciting details soon, but first we wanted to share an announcement and a giveaway opportunity.
SPFBO was first launched last year to great success, with the bloggers involved choosing ten of their favorites out of almost three hundred self-published fantasy books. Now StoryBundle is offering all ten books in one nifty bundle, so this is the opportunity you’ve been waiting for if you haven’t checked out these books yet! Pay what you want with a minimum of $5 and for $15 you can unlock all ten, supporting StoryBundle and indie authors while scoring some great reads. You can also donate to a good cause, with the charity for this bundle being Girls Write Now–an organization dedicated to mentoring girls in ALL writing skills in order to prepare for any future.
The bundle will be offered for only two more weeks, so get it while you can! For more about the books and the process in which they were chosen, the curator of the bundle Blair MacGregor has written some great information for us:
THE SELF-PUBLISHED FANTASY BLOG-OFF BUNDLE
Curated by Blair MacGregor
“Ten fine bloggers and blog-sites spent a year considering almost three hundred self-published fantasy books to bring you their ten favorites. It’s hard to imagine you won’t find some gems among them.” — Mark Lawrence
This is a unique bundle, its books chosen not by me, but by reviewers who took part in the first Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off organized by Mark Lawrence. Each reviewer received over twenty-five books and a mission: Choose one. This bundle contains the books those reviewers put at the very top of their list.
There is the sharp warrior who knows the value of leaving heroism behind in Under A Colder Sun by Greg James, and the ruined hero who chances into a way to surmount the past in David Benem’s What Remains of Heroes. Plague Jack delves deep into a brutal world of conspiracies, consequences, and backlash against a conqueror in Sins of the Sovereignty. Ben Galley smacks a young man into a frontier Wyoming filled with blood magick and secrets in Blood Rush. And Michael McClung’s The Thief Who Pulled On Trouble’s Braids—the novel scoring highest in the Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off—races along with a sassy, smart thief who must find an artifact everyone thinks she already has before she’s killed for it.
StoryBundle lets you choose your own price, so you decide how much you’d like to support the writers. For $5—or more, if you’d like—you’ll receive the basic bundle of five novels in DRM-free ebook format. For the bonus price of at least $15, you’ll receive all ten novels. If you choose, a portion of your payment will go toward supporting different charities such as Mighty Writers and Girls Write Now. Over the years, StoryBundle and its participating writers have donated thousands to support awesome charities doing great work.
The Self-Published Fantasy Blog-Off Bundle is available for only three weeks, so now is the time to pick up this unique collection of reviewer-beloved fantasy novels, and discover new independent writers who want to take you on thrilling adventures through worlds you’ve never seen with characters you want to know (even if a few of them are rather terrifying). – Blair MacGregor
For StoryBundle, you decide what price you want to pay. For $5 (or more, if you feel generous), you’ll get the basic bundle of five books in any ebook format worldwide:
- Shattered Sands by W. G. Saraband
- The Weight of a Crown by Tavish Kaeden
- Priest by Matthew Colville
- What Remains of Heroes by David Benem
- A Soul for Trouble by Crista McHugh
If you pay more than the bonus price of just $15, you get all five of the regular titles, plus five more:
- Sins of a Sovereignty by Plague Jack
- The Thief Who Pulled on Trouble’s Braids by Michael McClung
- Under a Colder Sun by Greg James
- Bloodrush by Ben Galley
- City of Burning Shadows by Barbara J. Webb
The bundle is available for a very limited time only, via http://www.storybundle.com. It allows easy reading on computers, smartphones, and tablets as well as Kindle and other ereaders via file transfer, email, and other methods. You get multiple DRM-free formats (.epub and .mobi) for all books!
It’s also super easy to give the gift of reading with StoryBundle, thanks to our gift cards – which allow you to send someone a code that they can redeem for any future StoryBundle bundle – and timed delivery, which allows you to control exactly when your recipient will get the gift of StoryBundle.
Why StoryBundle? Here are just a few benefits StoryBundle provides.
- Get quality reads: We’ve chosen works from excellent authors to bundle together in one convenient package.
- Pay what you want (minimum $5): You decide how much these fantastic books are worth to you. If you can only spare a little, that’s fine! You’ll still get access to a batch of exceptional titles.
- Support authors who support DRM-free books: StoryBundle is a platform for authors to get exposure for their works, both for the titles featured in the bundle and for the rest of their catalog. Supporting authors who let you read their books on any device you want—restriction free—will show everyone there’s nothing wrong with ditching DRM.
- Give to worthy causes: Bundle buyers have a chance to donate a portion of their proceeds to charity.
- Receive extra books: If you beat the bonus price, you’ll get the bonus books!
StoryBundle was created to give a platform for independent authors to showcase their work, and a source of quality titles for thirsty readers. StoryBundle works with authors to create bundles of ebooks that can be purchased by readers at their desired price. Before starting StoryBundle, Founder Jason Chen covered technology and software as an editor for Gizmodo.com and Lifehacker.com.
Thanks to StoryBundle and Blair, we also have one bundle code to give away to a lucky winner! The giveaway will close Thursday, April 28, 2016 at 11:59pm Eastern time. Just leave a comment on this post to enter with a way for us to get in touch if you win. That’s it! Also, the giveaway for the code is open internationally, so what are you waiting for? Good luck, and let us know which of the SPFBO finalists catches your eye!