StoryBundle Offers New Model For Indie eBook Publishing

StoryBundle, the  pay-what-you-want indie book publishing site founded by former Gizmodo and Lifehacker editor Jason Chen that was announced back in February, has its second bundle of books up for sale.

The site, which is exploring a pay-what-you-want model as a way to sell eBooks from independent authors, is currently selling a group of thriller and crime novels, aptly named “The Second Degree Bundle.” The collection includes five eBooks, and two additional eBooks if you pay for the premium.

Every month the site will release a bundle of theme-curated eBooks. Readers can pay between $1-100 to purchase the bundled collection. If they choose to pay more than $7, then they’ll get bonus books. The default on the page is $10, and readers can choose to move the dial up or down as they see fit. The site accepts payments through PayPal, Google Wallet and Amazon.

The platform has no DRM, so readers can enjoy the books on any of their devices and share the files with their friends.