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Humble eBook Bundle Raises More Than $1 Million

As of this writing, the Humble eBook Bundle has sold 77,909 of the digital book package, raising $1,096,100. The average buyer paid $14.07 for the collection and only one day remains to buy the special offer.

The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory Doctorow, Paolo Bacigalupi, Lauren Beukes, Kelly Linkand more, letting readers pay as much or as little as they want. As the project exploded in popularity, they added a series of comic book bonuses to the bundle, including  xkcd: volume 0 by Randall Munroe Penny Arcade Volume 1 & 2 by Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik, and two Saturday Morning Breakfast Cereal Collections by Zach Weiner.

Here’s more from the site: “Separately, this collection of fantastic novels and comics would cost around $157. But we’re letting you set the price! These eBooks are available in multiple formats including PDF, MOBI, and ePub so they work great on your computer, eBook readers, and a wide array of mobile devices … Choose how your purchase is divided: to the authors, the Electronic Frontier Foundation, the Child’s Play Charity, and/or the Science Fiction and Fantasy Writers of America.”

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Penny Arcade Kickstarter Campaign for an Ad-Free Homepage

Can you imagine the Penny Arcade webcomic site without advertisements? Co-creators Jerry Holkins and Mike Krahulik have launched a Kickstarter campaign to see if they can cut out ads on the site.

Above, we’ve embedded a video about the project–what do you think? So far, they have raised more than $318,000 which allows them to remove the “leaderboard ad.” A completely ad-free homepage would require $525,000.

In addition to less ads, backers can earn different rewards that range from an original six-page Automata strip to a free online version of Twisp & Catsby children’s book.

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