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Date Posted: 12/16/2010 8:13 AM ET
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Date Posted: 12/16/2010 11:59 AM ET
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I received this from Sourcebooks this morning:

 

Hi everyone!

 

I am SO sorry for all the confusion ? it has been a busy morning and I have been trying to get the information correct. Please let your readers know the following:

 

First off let me sincerely apologize for all the confusion regarding the free offer of Jane Austen special edition titles as well as the 10 Austen inspired novels. Please extend this apology to your readers and followers as well.

 

We have been trying to fix the problem all morning. It takes a lot of cooperation from different parties to make the offer happen and it unfortunately it took some extra time to iron out the kinks.

 

Let me tell you know 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.  Sourcebooks.com 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 as well.

 

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

 

Thank you!

Date Posted: 12/16/2010 3:45 PM ET
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Thanks for the link! I downloaded my freebie Kindle AND Nook books, and found more freebies on that site. yes

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 5:31 AM ET
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I downloaded a bunch. Now if I can only bring myself to READ them! I have a hard time getting through the prose. But I really want to read P&P because the after market books look so interesting!

Date Posted: 12/17/2010 7:49 AM ET
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Kathy, if you just can't can't can't get through P&P (I know a lot of people who just can't, and many others who have just skimmed it), watch the 1995 A&E/BBC miniseries, the one with (le sigh, le pant) Colin Firth. It takes a few liberties with the book's plot - not many - but it's well done and you'll get all the important parts. 

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 4:37 PM ET
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If anyone is interested in reading about what the problems with the promotion were, there's an article at TeleRead Here.

Lots of growing pains in the ebook world. At least someone is learning from their mistakes!

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 4:38 PM ET
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Thanks Marilyn, maybe watching it will inspire me to read the book!

Date Posted: 12/19/2010 4:42 PM ET
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