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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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