I had the pleasure of being the featured speaker at our local Kiwanis Club’s regular meeting last week, and it was awesome to speak directly to readers about the publishing industry.
Among the many topics I covered, including how very much publishing has changed in recent years, was the wonderful world of bundles and what a great venue that is for both publishers and readers.
This week is a particularly good week in that regard. We have six WMG books in three StoryBundles that either are live or will be going live this week. I’ll talk more about that upcoming bundle next week, but here’s some information on the two already live.
The first bundle is the Truly Epic Fantasy bundle, curated by Kevin J. Anderson.
In his words:
For the third year in a row, I have curated a batch of truly epic fantasy books for StoryBundle—eleven books that will take readers to the edges of the map of their imagination.
You’ve got about two weeks left to get in on this bundle. Find out more at https://storybundle.com/fantasy.
Also live now is the Political Thriller bundle, curated by Nick Harlow.
In his words:
If you’ve been keeping up with this year’s presidential campaign, you’ve probably said to yourself, “You can’t make this stuff up.”
Well, actually you can.
Four years ago I published Endgame, about a reality show star running for President. An agent told me, “Way too over-the-top. And totally unbelievable.” (Which makes me wonder if Mister Trump read it and got the idea to run.)
You can’t argue with reality often being stranger than fiction this year. That said, it’s only fitting that we put together a bundle of political thrillers which are fiction… well, for now, anyway.
This bundle includes one WMG books: The Enemy Within by Kristine Kathryn Rusch.
This one runs for a couple of months yet, and certainly through election season. Find out more at https://storybundle.com/politics.
Next week, I’ll tell you about the third StoryBundle, an extreme sports bundle featuring three WMG books.In the meantime, don’t forget about the other kind of bundle we have going on right now: our Fiction River Subscription Drive on Kickstarter.
If you want to sample Fiction River before subscribing on Kickstarter, you can do that by getting the Epic Fantasy Storybundle. It’ll download immediately, and you’ll have a copy of Unnatural Worlds (as well as 10 other wonderful books). If you like it, then you can head over to Kickstarter and get a deal on a subscription.
Thank you so very much to everyone who has supported this campaign and Fiction River so far. Please do continue to spread the word. We have some awesome rewards still available and two more incredible stretch goals to reach, and the kind folks at Kickstarter recently selected our campaign as a “Project We Love.”
Well, I couldn’t agree more.
In fact, we love our writers at Fiction River so much, we made this video about them.
Allyson Longueira is publisher of WMG Publishing. She is an award-winning writer, editor and designer.