Tuesday, January 19, 2016

Back to Basics eBook Bundle Available...Now!

Being students of the blogosphere, one thing we've noticed is a significant uptick in the number of self-published eBooks as of late.  Some eBooks are basically 10 pages worth of blog posts electronically stapled together, while others are 50+ pages of valuable, original research combined with first-hand experience and first-rate photography.  We've seen plenty of both, but eBooks that have been selected to become part of a bundle or anthology seem to tend toward the second category.

Along those lines, if you're into eBooks about homemade stuff, there's a pretty good deal going on right now (through January 24).  The Self Reliant School has put together a bundle of eBooks and eCourses from dozens of authors and bloggers, and made it available for one week.  (Sort of like a Black Friday sale, but for online indie authors instead of big box retail stores.) The bundle contains 55 eBooks that you can download individually or as a huge electronic bookshelf, and 10 eCourses (or temporary memberships to sites with eCourses) that you can work through.  The cost for the total package is $29.97.

The main artwork theme for the bundle features a field full of dandelions, so they've obviously got their priorities straight.

Good eBooks start at $0.99 and go up from there, so 55 eBooks for $30 is a pretty good deal already.  eCourses are normally more expensive than eBooks.  The Self Reliant School estimates that the bundle price is a little over 90% off of the cumulative price if you were to buy each eBook and eCourse individually.  Not many people (including us) are so into these things that they'd ever buy all 60+ individually, but if we find even a quarter of them useful, we'd likely still come out ahead.

This link has a list of the titles, the authors, and where they come from.  The featured categories include Cooking from Scratch, DIY, Frugal Living, Green Living, Homeschooling, Homesteading, Natural Remedies, Preparedness, and Simple Living.  Some categories are lighter on content than others, so definitely check out the title/author list before buying.  But overall, there are lots of enticing titles, and we were intrigued enough to buy ourselves a copy.  We just found out about the bundle last week from electronic friend Leigh (one of the authors featured in the bundle), so we obviously haven't had time to go through everything yet. 

But, after skimming through a few of the eBooks, we were impressed enough with the contents that we felt comfortable recommending the bundle to our readers (especially since it's only available through this week) and decided to become affiliates of the bundle ourselves. So, if you use this link to check out the bundle and eventually buy a copy, we'll get a small commission and it doesn't cost you anything extra.  If you prefer not to go that route, you can still get the bundle here; no harm, no foul.  In either case, if you do buy the bundle, but end up disagreeing with our assessment of its quality, there is a 30-day money back guarantee.

Finally, they're also offering a 15-day "Back to Basics Living Challenge," and you can sign up for free here (also affiliate link).  The challenge started on January 10, but we just signed up yesterday, and the confirmation e-mail says we'll get links back to the first eight days.  Nothing like upping the ante in a challenge by spotting the rest of the field a week-long head start!  To be honest, we're not totally sure what to expect from this 'challenge,' but it will probably be full of opportunities to buy the bundle if you need a few more nudges.

That's all we've got for now.  Happy eLearning!

1 comment:

  1. I'm so glad you jumped on board! I understand sales are going really well.