Bundling Up

Posted by on April 5, 2016 in fly me to the moon, recent | Comments Off on Bundling Up

So, last week, the thermometer hit almost eighty degrees.  Today, we’re expecting a high of 40, and the winds are enough to bring tears to your eyes. I’m wearing fleece socks on my feet and a T-shirt, long-sleeve T-shirt, and sweater.

But that’s not what I mean by “bundling up.”

Instead, I’m writing to tell you about the bundle I’m in. Okay. Not me. Fly Me to the Moon.

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What’s a bundle?

I’m thrilled that you asked!

A bundle is a collection of books, unified around a single theme. You can pay what you want (above $5). If you pay more, you get more. And you can choose to support an amazing charity as well.

The bundle I’m participating in is called the Middlings Bundle.  It’s being curated by Leah Cutter, an incredible, imaginative author and publisher who has chosen some amazing books for the set.  Each book is “middling” in length — longer than a short story and shorter than a novel.  And each book somehow concerns a “middle.”  (Fly Me to the Moon is set in the middle of my other Harmony Springs book — it starts after the action in Just One of Those Things begins and it ends before Things does.)

What else is in the bundle?

The initial titles in the middlings bundle (minimum of $5 to purchase) are:

  • How to Babysit a Changeling by Anthea Sharp
  • Forever Falls by Michael Warren Lucas
  • As Needed by Michael A. Stackpole
  • Heaven Painted as a Cop Car by Dean Wesley Smith
  • Siren by Blaze Ward

If you pay the bonus price of $12, you’ll get the initial five titles, plus the following (11 in total):

  • Fly Me to the Moon by Mindy Klasky
  • Walking Gods by Leah Cutter
  • The Possession of Paavo Deshin by Kristine Kathryn Rusch
  • Waiting to Fly by Sherry D. Ramsey
  • Old Man by Daniel Keys Moran
  • a coupon for a FREE EBOOK from Kobo Books

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How do you get the bundle?

  1. Go to http://www.bundlerabbit.com/the-middlings-sampler.
  2. Pay what you want (but at least $5.)  That five-dollar minimum gets you five books. $12 gets you all eleven.  More gets you the love and affection of all the authors in the bundle!
  3. Decide whether you want 10% of your purchase price to go to a charity (without adding to your purchase price.)  The charity we’ve chosen is The Washington State Talking Book and Braille Library, which provides access to books for those people unable to read standard print material. This award-winning organization also loans magazines, music scores, and foreign language titles. It’s a lifeline to many, particularly to those who are shut-ins, the material mailed to them for free.
  4. Download your files as DRM-free .epub or .mobi files.

That’s it! It’s easy, cost-effective, and actually sort of fun. And you end up with some great books to read.

But here’s the key part: Act today! The Middlings Bundle disappears forever on April 26.

So, what do you say?  Are you ready to meet me in the middle?