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The Shining Girls TV Rights Acquired

Two production companies will team up to adapt The Shining Girls by Lauren Beukes.

MRC and Leonardo DiCaprio’s Appian Way will work together to develop the book into a TV series. According to the press release, Julian Friedmann of the Blake Friedmann Agency and Michael Prevett of the Gotham Group negotiated the deal.

Little, Brown and Company’s Mulholland Books just published the novel today.

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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.”

Humble eBook Bundle Raises $938,100+

Can the pay-what-you-want model work for the publishing industry? UPDATE: With five days left to purchase, the Humble eBook Bundle has already raised more than $938,100.

The Humble Bundle team has offered a collection of digital books from writers like Cory DoctorowPaolo Bacigalupi, Lauren BeukesKelly Link and more, letting readers pay as much or as little as they want. They have already sold more than 68,450 copies of the bundle, with the average buyer paying $13.71 for the bundle. We discussed the bundle on the Morning Media Menu today, press play below to listen.

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.”

Editor’s Note: This post was updated as the story evolved.