Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Happy Birthday to Jane (a day early)!

I got an email from Sourcebooks about Jane Austen's birthday and, being a person who has no e-reader, I'm sharing the info about free e-books in honor of her birthday merely because I love you so. Also, I'm envious, but that's okay. You go right ahead and download your freebies and I'll just sit here looking all pretty in envy green.

Thursday, December 16th is Jane Austen’s 235th birthday!

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 for one day 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 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.

UPDATE: There were some snafus with several bookselling websites. I've been informed that iBooks and Google books currently have the prices labeled correctly but Amazon, B & N and Sony were working on changing their prices, this morning. Thanks to the confusion, the birthday freebies have been extended for an extra day! Cool! Now, go forth and download.


  1. I love her cake. I wouldn't have guessed her to be a day over 186! She looks so good for her age.

    Your love for us knows no bounds. It's touching, really.

  2. Carrie,

    I stole the cake, but it seemed apropos, image-wise. :) Haha! Not a day over 186!!!

    Oh, yes. Touching isn't it? I'm such a sweetie-pie. If I said that aloud, I'm sure someone around here would hit me. Hard.


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