From Leah Hultenschmidt of Sourcebooks:
December 16 is Jane Austen’s birthday and as the world’s leading Jane Austen publisher, Sourcebooks, is throwing a huge one-day-only birthday book bash. Sourcebooks will be offering special ebook pricing on 10 of the best Austen-inspired novels – and what better pricing could there be than free?
On December 16 only, the following bestselling ebooks will be available free through Sourcebooks’ retail partners (Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Borders, etc):
Mr. and Mrs. Fitzwilliam Darcy: Two Shall Become One– by Sharon Lathan
Eliza’s Daughter – by Joan Aiken
The Darcys and 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 Collins
The Other Mr. Darcy– by Monica Fairview
Mr. Darcy’s Diary – by Amanda Grange
Lydia Bennet’s Story– by Jane Odiwe
Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy– by Abigail Reynolds
But the party doesn’t stop there, because also for one day only, Sourcebooks is offering free illustrated ebook editions of all 6 of Austen’s novels. These special editions include the full novels plus the legendary color illustrations of the Brock brothers, originally created to accompany the books in 1898.
Be on the lookout for these deals and spread the word around!
Sounds very cool!! I wouldn’t mind some on ebook format since I have most of the ones you mentioned. I like the physical book because your get stuck with a book you might no read again. I read my books over and over if I don’t I sell it.
I once heard Ray Bradbury (science fiction author) say he loved the smell of books. My students always thought that an odd comment, but I understood it perfectly.
This is a good deal from Sourcebooks. I prefer the actual book in my hand, but I have an eBook reader also. I will probably take advantage of this offer.
Has anyone had any luck finding the Brock-illustrated eBook editions of Jane Austen’s works today? I found all of the Austen-related fiction available for free, but haven’t been able to find any of the works of Jane herself.
Some of the other Austen Authors who work for Sourcebooks are trying to find out what is going on. I write for Ulysses Press, but as soon as I know something, I will post it here.