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E-book bundles: Why buy them?

E-book bundles are a large group of e-books, and usually a collection of bonus offers and extras (e-courses, etc) for a really low price—for a very short amount of time. My e-book has been in several of these over the years. Here’s a current bundle:

Now, I’m not big on pushing you to buy things you don’t need, nor am I big on more equaling better—so in some ways, you might be thinking all these items are WAY too much for you to handle. I understand. But there are a few reasons I think these sorts of sales might be good for some of you…

1. If some of the included e-books are already on your wish list.

Let’s say you were already wanting to buy my e-book, along with five or six others. Outside a bundle, seven e-books might total around $60-80. For half that price, you’d get all those e-books, plus a bajillion more. So, a bundle sale is a great time to buy these e-books collectively, even if you’re only interested in a few.

2. If you’re also on the fence about some of the other e-books.

If you think you might want to buy some of the e-books or courses included in the bundle, but aren’t really sure about paying full-price, well, now here’s your chance to buy them way cheaper.

And if you decide you don’t like some of the books, no huge financial harm done.

3. If you know of some people who’d love the e-books as gifts.

With most bundles, you’re buying around 100 items for about thirty bucks. Divvy that up, and it makes for some really affordable gift giving. (And by this, I mean printing an e-book on quality paper and having it nicely bound. Please be respectful of the authors’ copyrights, and only give one copy to one person on your gift list—you’re buying one copy of each e-book here.)

I personally think the bonuses make the best gifts—I’ve used many of them in the past for great stuff like online classes, art, scarves, and more. Here are the bonuses in the current bundle:

4. If you like supporting bloggers you read for free.

Most bloggers love what they do, and they often work very, very hard without a lot of pay. As a reader, I’m grateful for so many that offer their words to me, for free (I’ve never paid a dime to read a blog). I love saying “thank you” from time to time by buying some of my fellow blogger’s offerings. This is a fun chance to thank lots of bloggers at once.

Bundles aren’t for everyone, but they might be a blessing for some of you. I can’t imagine someone loving every single item in every bundle (and I can’t vouch for all the content in which I’m invited to participate), but don’t throw the baby out with the bathwater—I think there’s often something for almost everyone in these collections.

Remember—these collections are usually only available for a week. After the week, they won’t be available ever again. Right now, the Ultimate Homemaking Bundle is available from April 20-27, 2015:

Head here to buy the current e-book bundle (and when you buy through this link, you’ll help support The Art of Simple—so thank you).

Now what?

If you buy this bundle, don’t feel overwhelmed when the files land in your inbox. I like to organize the files in Dropbox, upload others to my Kindle, and occasionally print and bind a few others. In Dropbox, I’ve made a folder called “E-Books,” and as soon as I download each e-book, I immediately put them in their sub-folder category:

ebooks in dropbox

Then I tap into each folder when I have time and the topic is on my mind. They’re not going anywhere, so there’s no rush to consume All The Information. I enjoy e-book bundles much better this way.