A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty. A music and tech junkie who calls Nashville home, Brad is the Director TNW Academy. You can follow him on Twitter @BradMcCarty.
By now you’re probably familiar with Humble Bundles. The short version of the story is that they’re bundles of digital goods which are sold for at least one cent, but at a “pay what you want” scheme. The money is then divvied between the creators, the Humble groups and charitable organizations. The latest of these, The Humble eBook Bundle, has just crossed $1 million in sales and still has three days left until the close of the deal.
THE @humble EBOOK BUNDLE JUST CRACKED $1 MILLION DOLLARS #w00t! yfrog.com/obfi3ihp
— John Scalzi (@scalzi) October 20, 2012
This particular bundle is notable because it includes works by some favorites of Internet culture, including Neil Gaiman, xkcd and Boing Boing’s Cory Doctorow. With a starting price tag of just $13.84, purchasers have gotten their hands onto 8 books. Going even one cent above that mark unlocks five more.
The Humble eBook Bundle’s chosen charities are the Electronic Frontier Foundation, Child’s Play Charity and Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America.
So even if your weekend reading list is already full up, do some good and grab some great works. For the cost of two cups of coffee you could have weeks of great reading while supporting worthwhile causes.
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