51% of my fiction book sales income for the last year has been from boxsets, rising to 77% of my Kobo fiction sales income. Without box sets, my income would be significantly less – plus, being in multi-author-boxsets enables me to reach new readers. So if you're not bundling your books, you're missing out on income and visibility. In today's show, I talk to Chuck Heintzelman about some of the options for ebook bundling and box sets.
In futurist stuff, the exciting news that the XPrize for the Tricorder has been awarded. And check out www.FightForPhoenix.com for the Mark Dawson thriller novella, Phoenix, to help Emma's breast cancer fund.
In personal news, I share thoughts from my trip to Venice to see Damien Hirst's Treasures from the Wreck of the Unbelievable – which really was jaw-dropping in creative scope and ambition. You can see pics here on Flickr.
Today’s show is sponsored by my non-fiction audiobooks, Business for Authors, How to Make a Living with your Writing and The Successful Author Mindset, available now on Audible. If you need some more inspirational audio that will give you actionable tips to make more money with your books AND stay sane while doing it, check them out here!
Chuck Heintzelman is a programmer with 25 years' experience developing software, and he also writes fantasy short stories. His main site is BundleRabbit, which helps authors bundle books together. His new book is Ebook Bundling: Level Up Your Income with the Power of Bundling.
- The difference between a box set and a bundle
- Why bundling is so popular with indie authors now
- On whether there's a different market for bundles than for single titles
- How to format bundles and info on bundle covers
- Why Chuck started BundleRabbit
- How pricing works for bundles
- On Chuck's new service that will handle author collaborations
You can find Chuck at BundleRabbit.com and on Twitter @BundleRabbit