If you take a look at the bestseller lists on Amazon, you would be stunned by the number of box sets of ebooks.

It feels like you are visiting a huge wholesale warehouse. Seriously that's the impression I get when I look at the impressive number of ebooks bundled together for 99cents. Why not give them free!

But Cotsco was successful in spite--or probably because-- of its cheap prices. And the box sets are reaching the bestsellers lists because of their99 cent price.

Are the authors making money? Not much, I can guarantee as I followed in the box set footsteps so to speak. Not much money, but a lot of visibility.

In August 20113, I bundled my medical romance novels. The box set sold a lot of copies, but the three individual books stopped selling. It makes sense, why buy each book, when you can have 3 for 99 cents.

DOCTOR’SORDERS Box Set Best Romance at Preditors&Editors award-winning,  Best Romance at Readers Favorite. Three medical contemporary romance novels, with passion, emotion and humor.  

A month later, I bundled the three books in my Holiday Babies Series, although we were still in September and quite far from Christmas.
HOLIDAYBABIES SERIES: a box set of three award-winning romances: Christmas Babies, Valentine Babies, & Mother’s Day Babies, with holiday theme, passion, emotion and humor. And twin babies. 

Both boxed set reached the Amazon bestseller lists.

Full of energy and enthusiasm, I joined a group of authors and we bundled 6 romance novels, all contemporaries. My contribution to the box is NEIGHBORS AND MORE.

THE ULTIMATE ROMANCE (6 romance novels from 6 bestselling authors for 99c) 
When a group of 11 authors wanted to 'do something' for Christmas, I offered to format and upload the 11 Christmas books while another author created a gorgeous book cover.

Bestseller #60 in Kindle

Main Street once was where everyone in small towns and even large cities congregated. This holiday season, you'll find the Spirit of Main Street alive and well in a wonderful collection of eleven holiday romances, the Christmas on Main Street Box Set. The Authors of Main Street have poured their heart into these books, all with holiday themes. With the spirit of Christmas guiding them, they have priced Christmas on Main Street inexpensively as their holiday gift to you. My contribution to the big box is: my latest novel, HER CHRISTMAS CRUISE.

Why stop now? I decided to bundle all my books.
A new box set was born. 
CHRISTMAS HERE AND THERE, 3 sweet romances, with emotion, humor, at the beach, on a cruise, or in Russia! 99c, 

And coming in a couple of days, a box set including the few orphan books left unbundled!

I changed the titles of some books. Her Greek Romance became Her Greek Tycoon,
French Peril became Her French Count, To Love A Hero became Her Russian Hero, and Neighbors and More stayed as is.

Come and meet the foreign lovers who fell in love with beautiful American heroines.

Would you consider bundling books?

Mona Risk


  1. debjulienne // November 20, 2013 at 2:53 PM  

    Wow, I had no idea. It's amazing the information you've found. Good luck with the sales.

  2. Mary Marvella // November 20, 2013 at 4:11 PM  

    I feel overwhelmed by the prospect. Maybe next year I'll give that a try. Will you keep this low price for long? Or will the set be available permanently? You have been BUSY!

  3. Beth Trissel // November 20, 2013 at 6:58 PM  

    Good golly Miss Molly. Someone's been busy. Puts me to shame. Wow.

  4. Mona Risk // November 20, 2013 at 8:47 PM  

    Yes I have been very, very busy. Exhausted now. I may take a long break after that to recover and relax.

  5. Barbara Monajem // November 21, 2013 at 7:34 AM  

    These box sets are a fabulous idea! Go, Mona! Have a good time relaxing.

  6. Mona Risk // November 22, 2013 at 7:25 AM  

    Hi Barbara, I highly recommend for every one here to box their books. Or we can do a box together, a book of every genre, call it A Hero for Each Heart. We did a big box on a different loop and it's very successful.

  7. Scarlet Pumpernickel // November 22, 2013 at 10:00 PM  

    Mona, I am so impressed! You are very prolific! I like the idea of boxed sets. I have bought several.

  8. Josie // November 24, 2013 at 2:51 PM  

    You are truly a marketing genius. Wishing you, as always, many many sales.