UPDATE: Unfortunately Bundle Dragon is asleep, probably forever, so this particular bundle is no longer available. However, the book is still available on Amazon. You can find the original Fractals You Can Draw posts here, or check out the gallery from the bundle here.
Fractals: A Programmer’s Approach is now available for sale, bundled with a ton of bonus content.
What is the book?
Fractals: A Programmer’s Approach covers some of the basic topics of drawing fractals, from the ubiquitous Mandelbrot Set, to the Chaos Game and Turtle Graphics. The book combines detailed explanations with example programs, helpful figures, and many beautiful fractal images.
I’m not really interested in math or programming. Why should I buy this book?
For starters the book contains hundreds of beautiful images like this one:
The bundle includes even more high resolution pictures not featured in the book as well as nearly an hour of video. Also included is the eBooklet “Fractals You Can Draw”, a compilation of the popular posts from last year which remain some of the most trafficked posts on this blog (and inspired the writing of this book). There’s something for everyone in this bundle.
So what do I get exactly?
The fractal bundle has a base price of $4.99. For $4.99 you get the book in three formats: Amazon (MOBI), Nook (EPUB) and PDF. You also get a gallery of 125 high resolution fractal images from the fractal book.
For just a dollar more ($5.99) you get the eBooklet “Fractals You Can Draw”, plus another gallery of 125 images not featured in the fractal book, plus nearly an hour of video based on the concepts explained in each chapter.
Every image and animation was created with the programs detailed in this book.
Tell me more about these videos.
There are 37 video files in all, zipped into 6 groups. Most are in AVI or MPEG format and should play with Windows Media Player or the freely available VLC media player.
Each video relates to a specific chapter of the book:
- The Chaos Game (Chapter 1)
- Affine Transformations (Chapter 2)
- L-System (Chapters 3+4)
- Mandelbrot Set (Chapter 5)
- Julia Set (Chapter 6)
Each animation is like its own gallery, going deeper than still images or text can in exploring the nature of a fractal. If you want to get interested in fractals, here’s where to start.
I only buy eBooks from Amazon or Barnes and Noble. Should I wait till this book is available there?
I will be releasing an Amazon (and possibly a Barnes and Noble) version of this book in a couple of weeks. However, neither Amazon nor Barnes and Noble can accommodate all of the bonus content (images, extra eBooks and videos) that Bundle Dragon can. And neither Amazon nor Barnes and Noble is DRM free meaning your eBook is not really yours. If you buy the book here, you’re getting the best version of this book possible and it’s yours to keep on any device or hosted in the cloud.
How do I transfer the book to my eReader?
When you download Fractals: A Programmer’s Approach you’ll get all three formats (MOBI, EPUB and PDF) zipped together in a single file. If you extract this zip file you can transfer the MOBI file to your Kindle by connecting it to your computer and copying the book to your “documents” folder. The Nook works much the same way. Or you can read the PDF right on your computer, tablet or iPad. Calibre is a great free program for organizing your own eBook library, and Sumatra PDF allows you to read eBook formats (MOBI and EPUB) on your computer as well. If you have any questions feel free to use the “Contact [BTW]” link at the top of this blog.
Where do I buy?
bentrubewriter.bundledragon.com (no longer available here, but you can buy on Amazon) or click the ad to the right of this blog.
What payment methods are accepted? I don’t tend to buy from random sites on the internet.
You can use your PayPal, Amazon or Google accounts to buy the bundle without having to give your credit card information directly to Bundle Dragon. Each transaction is safe and secure.
Can I give this as a gift?
What are these support levels?
Bundle Dragon is a “pay what you want” service. The fractal bundle is priced in two tiers, $4.99 and $5.99, but if you feel like tossing a few extra bucks to support Ben Trube Writer, this is the easiest way. Suggested support levels are $10 or $25.
I’d like to learn more, where can I go?
Well, right here on the blog is always a good place to start. Or like “BenTrubeWriter” on Facebook. If you have any questions, or would be interested in doing an author interview post, contact me using the “Contact [BTW]” page at the top of the blog.
Thanks so much and hope you enjoy!