Don't touch that mouse. I'm here today to share with you my latest fantastic thought... Why buy one book when you can get 7 books for less than a dollar?? It sounds too good to be true... but really... It's the new "SHAM-WOW!"
Say it with me... "Wow!" Book bundles, box sets, anthologies have become a huge hit among book buyers and authors alike.
Back in the day, I loved buying anthologies or one book with short novellas from my favorite authors. While I didn't love all the authors in the books (or even know them) I did love getting some time with my hottest heroes.
|Bought the book for Charlaine Harris's series |
and found Meljean Brook's world
I'd scour the used bookstore's dark corners where the anthologies hid. Trying to find books I hadn't read yet.
Today book bundles are on the top of the charts and among the best-selling lists like USA Today and NY Times. Why??
|Shameless plug for my Amazon best selling box set.|
I think I was ahead of the game back then. I knew that when I loved a particular author, storyline or character...getting any chance to be with them was worth the money spent. I've found myself falling for the other hunky cowboys or hiding from the dangerous bad guys written by new to me authors.
|Another shameless plug.. :)|
And authors know that when one person buys your book, there's a chance they'll buy others. As a reader, I wouldn't have found out about Maggie Shayne or Lori Handleand without the bigger named author in the anthology.
But also because I loved the shorter stories. I loved that I could read a short story in about a half an hour and then go to the grocery store or run to the movies. I didn't feel like I'd left my sexy surfer riding the waves waiting for me. And best of all... I could read the book and still keep up on my beauty sleep.
I'm grumpy when I don't get my eight hours. *wink* I'm putting it out there that I was AHEAD of the game with the new interest in book bundles, book boxes and anthologies. I'm not old... I'm "Wow-Tastic!"
Why do you like book bundles/box sets/anthologies??
(And here's some information on my latest box set! Still only $0.99!!)
Dangerous Intent Boxed Set $0.99
Six sit on the edge of your seat stories from some of suspenseful romances best-selling and award-winning authors...fall in love with dangerous men
Cooper’s Redemption by D'Ann Lindun
Disappear by Mary Martinez
Logan's Redemption by Cara Marsi
Nightmare in the Woods by Sue Fineman
Protecting His Wolfe by Melissa Keir
Secret Past by Anna Sugg
Get your copy today at Amazon, Smashwords, or Kobo.
I'll give away a copy of Dangerous Intent to two lucky people who comment and leave their email address :)