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How Long Has Amazon Been Selling eBook Bundles in the Kindle Store? | The Digital Reader
When I reported yesterday that Amazon had started selling bundles of manga in the Kindle Store in Japan, I thought it was a new phenomenon. It turns out that's not the case. Earlier this morning Anthoney Wessel of Digital Book Today tipped me to the news that Amazon has been selling bundled series in the Kindle Store on Amazon.com for the last 2 months. This is the first I'd heard of it, but he's right. Select series in the mystery and romance categories in the Kindle Store are now being offered as bundles. For example, the Rebekka Franck series by Willow Rose can be bought as individual books or as a bundle of 7 ebooks. Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series is also available as a bundle. Now, I'm sure that some are thinking that ebook bundles are not new in the Kindle Store; many series have been bundled into box sets. That's true, but what we're looking at here is something different. These bundles aren't omnibus editions with all the ebooks shoved into a single file. They're the separate books, only now you have the option of buying them all at a single go with a single click (and pay retail). That's nice because it gives you the option of [...]