Nothing Humble About This!

Humble Bundle, the biggest of all the book bundling sites, is giving me and my publishing company WordFire Press a huge show of support by launching a new bundle composed entirely of WFP titles.  This is really cool, and we’re thrilled to have such a big spotlight.

If you’ve never looked at a bundle before, please check it out at the WordFire Press Humble Bundle.  Fifteen books by me, Neil Peart, Doug Beason, Mike Resnick, David Farland, Rhiannon Paille, Brian Herbert, Frank Herbert, Peter J. Wacks, Cat Rambo, James Artimus Owen, Michael A. Stackpole, Eytan Kollin and Dani Kollin, and Jody Lynn Nye.

Pay what you want, and a good chunk of the money goes to support two worthy charities, the SFWA Emergency Medical Fund and the Challenger Learning Centers for Space Science Education.  The bundle is only live for two weeks–ends April 15.

And while you’re at it, try some Time Traveling, too—I curated another bundle that’s running now at Storybundle.  13 books on traveling forward, backward, and sideways in time. Name your own price.  This one will be over in only SIX DAYS.

Here’s the HUMBLE BUNDLE press release:

HUMBLE BUNDLE AND WORDFIRE PRESS LAUNCH SCI-FI BOOK BUNDLE

NYT bestselling authors Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta’s publishing company bundles books

San Francisco, Calif. – April 1, 2015 – Humble Bundle has teamed with WordFire Press to offer fans a sci-fi book bundle featuring the works of some of today’s best science fiction writers. Notably, this bundle features the debut novel of Cat Rambo, the VP of SFWA (Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America), which releases the same day as the launch of the bundle. This bundle also features a story coauthored with prog rock legend Neil Peart as well as such acclaimed novelists as Michael A. Stackpole, Sarah A. Hoyt, James A. Owen, Doug Beason, Jody Lynn Nye, Frank Herbert, Mike Resnick, Peter J. Wacks, as well as publisher Kevin J. Anderson himself.

“This is a fantastic way to showcase our range of titles,” said publisher and bestseller Anderson. “I have always been a big advocate of bundles as an exciting new model to get exposure for a lot of titles—and Humble Bundle lets WordFire Press show off some of our best books.”

Customers can name their price for The Dark Lady: A Romance of the Far Future, The Golden Queen, The Ferryman & the Flame 1: Surrender, Lifeline, Ocean, and Second Paradigm. Those who pay more than the average price will also receive Nebula-Award nominee Assemblers of Infinity, Dan Shamble, Zombie PI collection Working Stiff, military SF collection Five By Five 3: Target Zone, Mythworld: The Festival of Bones, Mythology 101, and the Frank Herbert (Dune) classic, The Godmakers. Customers who pay $15 or more will receive all of the above plus Cat Rambo’s Beasts of Tabat, Drumbeats coauthored by Rush drummer Neil Peart, and Veiled Alliances, a prequel Kevin J. Anderson’s international bestselling epic The Saga of Seven Suns. That’s just for starters with more books to be added mid-promotion.

As with all Humble Bundles, customers can choose how their purchase dollars are allocated, between the publisher and charity. The Humble Sci-Fi Book Bundle 2 presented by WordFire Press supports Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education and the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America Emergency Medical and Legal Fund.

The Humble Sci-Fi Book Bundle 2 presented by WordFire Press runs for only two weeks and ends Wednesday, April 15, 2015 at 11 a.m. Pacific time.

About Humble Bundle

Humble Bundle organizes pay-what-you-want plus charity promotions for awesome digital content and puts the power directly in the hands of the consumers, offering them fully-featured titles at prices they set themselves. Consumers pay what they want and decide how to allocate their money between content creators, charity and a humble tip. Humble Bundle also offers the Humble Store, a digital storefront that features great games at great prices with a portion of sales going to select charities. Since the company’s launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has helped empower its community to allocate more than $48 million toward charity to date. For more information, please visit https://www.humblebundle.com

About WordFire Press

WordFire Press, a publishing company owned by New York Times bestsellers Kevin J. Anderson & Rebecca Moesta, seeks to publish quality works of fiction and nonfiction, while pioneering new models of cooperation and profitability among authors, readers, booksellers, and the publisher.

WordFire Press publishes works from such notable authors as Allen Drury, Frank Herbert, Brian Herbert, Kevin J. Anderson, Neil Peart, David Farland, James A. Owen, Rhiannon Paille, Mike Baron, Doug Beason, Mike Resnick, Brad Torgersen, Victoria Leigh, Mario Acevedo, Bill Ransom, Steven L. Sears, Rebecca Moesta, June Scobee Rodgers, Mario Acevedo, Bruce Taylor, Jay Lake, Ken Scholes, Peter J. Wacks, Mark Ryan, Jessica Brawner, Steven Savile, David Sakmyster, Colum Sanson-Regan, Brooks Wachtel, Jeff Mariotte, David Boop, Quincy Allen, and others.

About Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education

Challenger Center for Space Science Education offers dynamic, hands-on exploration and discovery opportunities to students around the world. These programs equip students with the knowledge, confidence, and skills that will help better our national social and economic well-being.

Our unique and proven teaching model – Challenger Learning Centers – gives students the chance to become astronauts and engineers and solve real-world problems as they share the thrill of discovery on missions through the Solar System. Using space simulation and role-playing strategies, students bring their classroom studies to life and cultivate the skills needed for future success. Learning Centers reach into communities around the globe, engaging more than 400,000 middle school-age students and 40,000 educators each year.

Challenger Center’s teaching model is an effective approach to strengthen knowledge and interest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM). The McLain 2011 report examined two decades of evaluations from students who experienced a Challenger Learning Center mission, and the findings indicate overall positive gains by students. The study also recognized the psychological nature of career-choice, decision-making embedded in Challenger Center’s model. It found the hands-on simulation experiences are important contributors to that process, perhaps more than any other single experience that might be remembered as extraordinary in a young person’s exposure to STEM.

A not-for-profit (501(c)(3) education organization, Challenger Center helps students and educators experience the thrills, challenges, and rewards of discovery.

About Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America

Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America informs, supports, promotes, defends and advocates for its members.SFWA activities include informing science fiction and fantasy writers on professional matters, protecting their interests and helping them deal effectively with agents, editors, anthologists, and producers in print and non-print media; encouraging public interest in and appreciation for science fiction and fantasy literature; sponsoring, editing, and disseminating writings, papers, books, pamphlets, and other publications which exemplify science fiction and fantasy literature of high quality; conducting conferences, public discussion groups, forums, lectures, and seminar programs; and furnishing services connected with this stated purpose. http://www.sfwa.org/

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