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eBooks use Pride and Prejudice to sell themselves

I’ve been noticing a weird trend.  eBooks in stores and advertisements are using Pride and Prejudice as their demo book.  But why?  Perhaps it’s because the text is in the public domain, and so it isn’t another cost for them.  But there are a tonne of books freely available in the same way, so I think there must be another additional reason.  Personally, I froth at the mouth whenever I even think about an eBook reader, so seeing Pride and Prejudice advertised with these darlings is an extra little kick of happiness.

That lovely piece of equipment is called a Kindle.  See how becoming Pride and Prejudice is on an eReader?!

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More Pride and Prejudice, and Austen, advertisements

After my previous post about Pride and Prej being used to sell condoms, I’ve been keeping my eyes peeled more than ever.  As a result, I stumbled across this advertisement on Facebook (of course, it caught my eye, and I actually “liked” an advertisement, which I have never done before).  I screen captured it and cropped it off my profile to put into this post.  If you have seen it before, let me know.  Obviously, Facebook advertisements work on the basis of key words in your profile (so for us Janeites this tends to appear) as well as on relationship status et cetera, which means that it can be a little creepy when it appears to read your mind.

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