Bundling a series or set of related books can boost profits for an author. It’s a common business strategy for digital products to come bundled at a slightly lower price than had a user bought everything individually. Booksprout uses it by discounting yearly subscription fees, and many authors have started applying this practice to their books. In exchange for buying 2+ books at once, authors are giving their readers a slight discount.
But, how do you create an ebook bundle? The answer will SHOCK you! (Sorry for the horrible clickbait mid-post.)
It’s actually really simple and obvious. Simply copy and paste your books into a single file and treat it as its own ebook. You’ll then publish this ebook bundle the same way you would an individual ebook. The only difference will be in how you market it to your readers, as you’ll want to make it clear that it’s a bundle. You’ll also want to tell them which books are included.
Some authors opt for a 3D cover image to show clearly that it’s a bundle of books, but that’s not necessary (and I might even recommend against it). Sometimes Amazon will reject books with a 3D cover from being published until you submit a standard, 2D one. Sometimes they will allow them. Since there’s no real rule regarding this, I usually recommend that authors err on the side of caution because Amazon has a tendency to change their mind at any given moment.
And BAM! You’re done. Readers can now shell out more money up front, but save money overall. It’s a win-win for everyone involved.