Humble eBook Bundle adds five new books

Oct 16, 2012
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The Humble eBook Bundle has just about a week left to go before it wraps up, and like clockwork, five new books have been tossed into the mix to tempt bookworms who might be on the fence. As with all Humble Bundles before this one, you'll need to pay more than the average to get these five bonus books, whereas those who have already purchased the bundle should see them on their download page now. The addition of these new books brings the total number of eBooks available in the bundle up to 13, which we have to say is pretty awesome.

The fact that you only need to beat an average $12.82 makes this deal even more awesome. The books that have been added are xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Monroe; Save Yourself, Mammal! and The Most Dangerous Game by Zach Weiner; and a pair of Penny Arcade graphic novels by creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik: Attack of the Bacon Robots and Epic Legends of the Magic Sword Kings. All you have to do to get them is beat the average, which is surprisingly much higher than the averages we're used to seeing in video game-centric Humble Bundles. It would appear that people place more value on literature than they do on indie games.

To be honest, we're pretty surprised by how well the Humble eBook Bundle has been doing. We weren't sure how a Humble Bundle that didn't feature any games would fair, but it seems that the Humble eBook Bundle has been holding its own. After one week of availability, more than 50,000 bundles have been sold, totaling right around $640,000 for the authors and charity.

Speaking of charity, there's a new group benefiting from the sales of this bundle. While the Electronic Frontier Foundation and Child's Play still receive a portion of the profits, the Science Fiction & Fantasy Writers of America group is also being given a cut of the money raised. There's just over 7 days left to go before the Humble eBook Bundle comes to a close, so you've got just about a week to get those orders in!


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