Thursday, December 16, 2010

Happy 235th Birthday Jane Austen!

On December 16, 1775, the beloved author Jane Austen was born.  To celebrate her birthday, Sourcebooks is offering free gifts to fans of Jane's work.  Below is information from Sourcebooks, detailing the promotion and all the goodies. All you need is an e-reader or compatible software for your computer.  I will post hyperlinks to each title as I have time today.

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Sourcebooks, the world’s leading publisher of Jane Austen fiction, is offering a unique deal to readers who want to celebrate Jane by reading special editions of all six of Austen’s beloved novels in a 21st century format.

Special e-book editions of Pride and Prejudice, Emma, Sense and Sensibility, Northanger Abbey, Persuasion and Mansfield Park will be available for free Thursday & Friday only. These celebratory editions include the full novels, plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers, originally created to accompany the books in 1898.

In addition to the Jane Austen classics, readers can also enjoy these bestselling Austen-inspired novels. The following bestselling e-books will be free on December 16th & 17th in honor of her birthday:

Eliza’s Daughter by Joan Aiken
The Darcys & the Bingleys by Marsha Altman
Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife by Linda Berdoll
What Would Jane Austen Do? by Laurie Brown
The Pemberley Chronicles by Rebecca Ann Collins
The Other Mr. Darcy by Monica Fairview
Mr. Darcy’s Diary by Amanda Grange
Mr. & Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One by Sharon Lathan
Lydia Bennet’s Story by Jane Odiwe
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy by Abigail Reynolds

Available wherever eBooks are sold.

Having technical difficulties?  BREAKING NEWS FROM SOURCEBOOKS!

10:58am EST

A note from Beth at Sourcebooks:

Let me tell you now that iBooks and Google books currently has everything correct.

Amazon, Barnes & Noble and Sony are currently working to get their prices adjusted. They should be correct shortly. will also have our books and the illustrated versions available for free within the next hour!

Because of this confusion we want to celebrate Jane Austen’s birthday an extra day! This offer will be good tomorrow (Dec 17th) as well.

Again I am sorry for the confusion and thank you for being patient!

Thank you!


  1. Out hopping and found you cute lil spot..very chic.Following you now.

    come on by Lucy's if you get a chance!

  2. Oh my goodness! I just downloaded ten books to my Kindle, all for free!!!! We love that! thanks so much for the tip :-)

  3. Mrs. F-B:

    Isn't it great?!? I don't know when I'm going to get around to reading the 10 Austenesque books, but at least they're downloaded & ready to go. Yay!




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