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No Starch Press Partners with Humble Bundle for the

Humble Book Bundle: Linux & BSD Bookshelf


Readers pay what they want for a selection of

best-selling Linux and BSD books


San Francisco, CA (October 28, 2019)—No Starch Press, one of the world’s premier tech publishers, is partnering with Humble Bundle to offer a selection of the company’s best-selling Linux, BSD and Open Source books. Humble Bundle: Linux & BSD Bookshelf continues this hugely popular collaboration which has brought in millions of dollars in revenue and raised well over $1.8 million for charitable organizations and their causes.


The Linux & BSD Humble Bundle benefits two important charities: the Electronic Frontier Foundation and the No Starch Press Foundation.


The company is excited to continue its support of the Electronic Frontier Foundation’s important work. Dedicated to defending civil liberties online, EFF defends free speech, fights illegal surveillance, advocates for users and innovators, and supports freedom-enhancing technologies.


No Starch Press is also excited to continue its support of the No Starch Press Foundation -- a Foundation built by the company’s founder, Bill Pollock, to support the worldwide hacker community and certain STEM initiatives. Low-income and underserved populations are of particular concern to the Foundation.


According to Pollock, “This bundle marks the start of the No Starch Press Foundation’s first round of funding. We’ll be granting up to $100,000 to qualified applicants by mid-December 2019. I’m very excited to have this opportunity to give back to the worldwide hacking community and hope to make a real positive difference in our world.” Grant applicants should visit to complete their grant requests.


This ebook bundle—valued at more than $700—includes fan favorites like Book of Gimp and Absolute Free BSD 3rd Edition, new releases like Your Linux Toolbox and Autotools, 2nd Edition, and best-sellers like Linux Basics for Hackers and The Linux Command Line, 2nd Edition.


Like all Humble Bundle promotions, customers choose how much of their money goes to the publisher, Humble Bundle, and the benefiting nonprofit. With Humble Bundle's pay-what-you-want model, readers pay whatever price they think is fair for each bundle, making it a true bargain.


The bundle works like this:


Readers pay $1 or more to receive:


        Book of Audacity

        Art of Debugging

        The Artist’s Guide to GIMP, 2nd Edition

        FreeBSD Device Drivers

        Linux Firewalls

        Perl One-Liners

        Wicked Cool Shell Scripts, 2nd Edition


Readers who pay $8 or more also get:


        GNU Make Book

        Book of PF, 3rd Edition

        Book of Inkscape

        Book of GIMP

        Blender Master Class

        Absolute OpenBSD, 2nd Edition


And readers who pay $15 or more will get all of the above, plus:


        Autotools, 2nd Edition

        Your Linux Toolbox

        TCP/IP Guide

        The Linux Command Line, 2nd Edition

        Linux Basics for Hackers

        How Linux Works, 2nd Edition

        Absolute FreeBSD, 3rd Edition


Humble Bundle: Linux & BSD Bookshelf runs for three weeks from October 28th through November 18th.






About No Starch Press


San Francisco-based No Starch Press has published the finest in geek entertainment since 1994, covering topics like hacking, science, math, LEGO, and programming for all ages. Our titles have personality, our authors are passionate, and our books tackle topics that people care about. For more information, please visit


About Humble Bundle


Humble Bundle sells digital content through its pay-what-you-want bundle promotions and the Humble Store. When purchasing a bundle, customers choose how much they want to pay and decide where their money goes—between the content creators, charity, and Humble Bundle. Since the company's launch in 2010, Humble Bundle has raised more than $133 million through the support of its community for a wide range of charities, providing aid for people across the world. For more information, please visit


About the No Starch Press Foundation


The No Starch Press Foundation is an IRS 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt non-profit corporation created to support and grow the collective knowledge and contributions of the worldwide hacker community. The Foundation supports hackers of all types, regardless of experience — whether that’s the passionate beginner or the lifelong hacker wishing to make a broader contribution to the hacker community and the world. For more information on the Foundation please visit