Humble eBook Bundle

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  1. Rydian
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    It looks like the Humble Bundle crew is branching out to other art forms, as they've introduced an eBook bundle. This seems to follow the same formula as their previous game bundles, there's a base collection and you can get more by paying extra.


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    Eh, not getting this myself.
     


  2. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    I bought it. I love to READ, bitches!
     
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  3. indask8

    indask8 New Member Forever

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    I bought it,

    It's quite great if you have a kindle, the books are automatically downloaded on it.

    And I like SciFi books so...
     
  4. Issac

    Issac oh!

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    I was a chepo, and bought it for $1. I did want the Neil Gaiman graphic novel though, but beating the average (of $10) nooooo thank you.
     
  5. J-Machine

    J-Machine Self proclaimed Pog champion

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    great idea. too bad none of those books interest me.
     
  6. Joe88

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    the beat the average is a bit considering for games its always around $5-6
     
  7. thaddius

    thaddius Charmander is not pleased.

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    Most likely because everyone who's buying it doesn't want to pay anything for books.
     
  8. Sly 3 4 me

    Sly 3 4 me GBAtemp Regular

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    Interesting. I would have been more inclined to pick it up if I had an e-reader or kindle, which, sadly I do not.
     
  9. Heran Bago

    Heran Bago Where do puyo come from?

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    I like physical books because of the smell.
     
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  10. Gahars

    Gahars Bakayaro Banzai

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    Interesting to see they took a page from gaming. I can't say that I've heard of these books before, but I might just jump on board anyway. "Set your own price" is pretty tough to beat.
     
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  11. soulx

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    This is pretty nice but I don't own an e-reader and would rather not have to be tied to the computer desk to read.
     
  12. TehSkull

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    Holy crap. For once I didn't have to make a Humble Bundle thread.
    Also, I'll probably pick up this bundle for Invasion and Pirate Cinema. Maybe Old Man's War, but I doubt it since the average is only increasing. I guess people are willing to pay more for books than games.
     
  13. Haloman800

    Haloman800 a real gril

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    lol, this is the best reason I've ever heard for reading a physical book as opposed to an e-reader.
     
  14. FAST6191

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    Frivolous uses of science seem to fund good science so I can approve of such things, to that end- http://steidlville.com/books/1312-Paper-Passion.html
     
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  15. Qtis

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    Nice collection of stuff, maybe this will lead to more book collections. I'm thinking of buying this, but unfortunately I'm still missing a proper eReader. Laptops don't count in my books!

    EDIT:
    Also just looked at the top contributors in terms of raising the average. I'll borrow the words of Dr. Sheldon Cooper: "WIL WHEATOONN!!!"
     
  16. TehSkull

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    So you don't have a smartphone? I do all my reading on mine.
     
  17. Guild McCommunist

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    I think I'd hate reading on a smartphone more than a computer.

    And I'm not much of a reader. I prefer television and movies. They're like books but they read themselves and have a lot of pictures.
     
  18. soulx

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    Smartphone screens are way too small. And the LCD will kill my eyes after long reading sessions (e-ink in readers like the Kindle > LCD).
     
  19. mrfatso

    mrfatso That guy!!

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    I just beat the average, sure I don't have an e-book reader now, but who's to say in future that I wont be getting one? :)
     
  20. mrgone

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    spoken like a true american :)


    but the bundle is really great, bought it too