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Bundles in

Many of you know my fondness for bundles…

I find multi-author bundles a fantastic new addition to the publishing world, great for both authors and for readers. But mostly for readers.

I hear all the time about how hard it is to find new books. Well, bundles are a great way.

I bet many of you didn’t know about this fantastic place called Bundlerabbit. Now unlike bundles I normally push here, Bundlerabbit bundles can be bought at a very low price on Amazon, Kobo, B&N, and on BundleRabbit.

And the combinations of novels and authors are unlimited. For example, in this very cool bundle called Guns of the West, I have two novels.

The price of the entire bundle is only $2.99 and there are nine books in it. That means you can get and sample two of my Thunder Mountain novels for #2.99 and have some fantastic reading left with the other seven books.

So here are the bundles I am in at the moment at If you are not familiar with the place, do so both as a reader and as a writer. It is cool.

Just click on any of the images to go directly to the bundle and all the information about each book and how to buy the bundle.
Guns Of The West

Guns Of The West

Crimes, Capers, & Rule-Breakers




Not Only Humans

Out of This World

Sci-fi July Fever Fun

Time Marches On


  • Rich

    Here’s a question on professional etiquette. I ran into an author this past weekend who had an indie book included in an indie bundle of around dozen titles. I believe one or two of the authors were somewhat more well known in the genre. So the bundle found its way to the NY Times bestseller list for ebooks for a couple days. Now the author puts “New York Times Best Selling Author” on all his books. Technically–I suppose it’s true. But also–technically–it’s not true. What’s your take on a situation like that?

    • dwsmith

      Good for the author. Bestseller lists these days are not even worth the paper they would be printed on if you hit print on your laser printer.

      There are no rules. A lot of authors I know hit a small Amazon sub-bestseller list and call themselves bestsellers. Good for them.

      So if it helps your ego or cover design, why not if you hit a list in one form or another?

      Now understand, this is coming from a writer who has hit every list at one point or another for one book or name or another over the decades. Three or four times on the Times list, I think, but could not care, and that was back when the Times list meant something. I decided to settle in with the cover design element USA Today Bestseller just because it means more to me. No other reason at all other than a nice element in a cover design. Hasn’t and never will sell me one extra copy of a book.

      And by the way, I have three different names that have hit the Times list, not counting the books I ghosted for major writers. See why the entire thing is just silly? Beginning writers care. After a decade in the business it all becomes just silliness.