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Georgette Heyer’s 109th birthday celebration: 46 ebooks for $1.99

Tuesday, August 16 would have been Georgette Heyer’s 109th birthday. In honor of this most beloved author, who many call the Queen of Regency Romance, Sourcebooks is discounting EVERY SINGLE one of the eBooks we currently have available to $1.99 for one week,getting Heyer’s Birthday Party started a day early on August 15!

Georgette Heyer Cousin KateThat’s 46 books, plus the fabulous reader companion, Georgette Heyer’s Regency World by Jennifer Kloester, available for $1.99 from August 15-August 21.

Below is the full list of titles, separated by category: regency romance, mystery, historical fiction and non-fiction. And here’s a link with all of the info in this email, as well as a look at those gorgeous covers: The eBooks will be available through and major eBook retailers.  (It may take some time for these prices to fully populate today)





Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. AmyW
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:05:59

    Thanks to Sourcebooks for making this promotion available for Canadians as well!

  2. Laura Florand
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:11:29

    I don’t think it’s every single one. Unknown Ajax and Toll-Gate, for example, aren’t discounted, and I have a certain fondness for both of them (they’re two of her “big, country giant” hero books). But it’s still a fantastic promotion. Thanks for the head’s up!

  3. ms bookjunkie
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 10:38:25

    Most are also available at ARe.

  4. Mari
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:18:04

    Looks like the discounts are available for US/Canadian readers only. That’s not surprising, but it is disappointing.

  5. Christine M.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 11:53:16

    @Mari: I’m actually surprise the discount applied to us as well. Might be because the Canadian dollars is worth more than the US$ for the while being. They get more for every cent spent?

  6. Becca
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:04:37

    Beauvallet isn’t a Regency, it’s Elizabethan.

    but it’s still fun.

  7. Mari
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 12:37:14

    @Christine M.: Who knows? But you’re lucky that it does apply in your case! I really don’t know what’s the the reason not to make this available in other countries; certainly there is no local publisher of Heyer’s work in my country, so I can’t see what why it would be blocked.

  8. erin
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 13:24:07

    OK :) I’ve never read Heyer, but heard she’s a legend. What are her top 5? (b/c unfortunately, I’m poor and can’t buy the entire backlist)


  9. EGS
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:11:35

    Oooh, exciting – thanks for the post!

  10. Carly M.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:13:24

    I liked Cotillion. Any recs for others?

  11. Amy Kathryn
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:17:18

    My favorite so far is Venetia but I have not read more than a few others. Dear Author has reviews for 4 of them and I think there were a lot of good suggestions in the comments. In fact, I see the links for them in the related posts above.

  12. BrendaC
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:41:58

    Thanks for the heads up! I don’t see the link for Venetia though…?

  13. Sunita
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 14:48:33

    @BrendaC: If you’re talking about the review, it’s on its way. We’re doing reviews all week.

  14. Becca
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:22:51

    I wish Audible was having a sale on these too!

  15. Kerry D.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:25:02

    It looks like Books on Board isn’t playing. They have the $1.99 price up but crossed out and the books are selling at around $9.98.

  16. Amy Kathryn
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 15:31:09

    It does look like Venetia got left off above but I know it is $1.99 also because I bought it this morning to have on my ereader. It’s a “reformed rake” or more the rake and the innocent heroine are going to meet in the middle romance.

  17. Kerry D.
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 16:17:51

    There are six missing books as far as I can see – and those are the ones that Sourcebooks haven’t actually released yet.

    The Unknown Ajax <– 31/Aug/11
    The Toll-Gate <– 30/Sep/11
    A Civil Contract <– 31/Oct/11
    Sprig Muslin <– 30/Nov/11
    April Lady <– 31/Dec/11
    Pistols for Two <– 31/Jan/12

  18. SonomaLass
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 18:27:40

    Some prices haven’t registered yet; Sylvester, for one.

    I highly recommend Venetia. The Relucant Widow is a personal favorite. I think I just bought 10 books.

  19. Tina
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 19:17:36

    Oh man, I already bought a bunch of these when they came out in trade size with the gorgeous new covers. They look so darned pretty on my bookshelves. Do I dare pay more to have them in E?

    Also, I love, love, love Frederica, The Talisman Ring and These Old Shades.

  20. jmc
    Aug 15, 2011 @ 20:01:50

    I bought Kloester’s book at IASPR at full paperback price, so that one on the list irritates me (at myself, obvs). But I’m off to see which of the other sales books interest me.

    Thanks for all the work organizing the links, and for the news.

  21. brendaC
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 01:34:04

    @Sunita: I meant the buy link actually.

  22. Brenda
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 16:41:58

    Thanks for this!

  23. Lynn S.
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 17:45:46

    Late update. Books on Board has them and they are running $1.88 for the fiction titles and the Kloester book is $1.59. This week waiting = good.

  24. Sharon
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 18:23:29

    So impressive, all those titles!

  25. Jane
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 20:44:26

    Sylvester is free. I have a feeling that it is a mistake and it will be corrected soon. go go go:

  26. Brian
    Aug 16, 2011 @ 23:08:52

    Sylvester is free. I have a feeling that it is a mistake and it will be corrected soon. go go go:

    It’s gone back up to $9.99 now.

  27. M A
    Aug 17, 2011 @ 09:10:03

    “Frederica” isn’t available at Barnes and Noble. I see it’s available at the other stores, does anyone know what’s up with that?

  28. M A
    Aug 18, 2011 @ 09:05:14

    update: “Frederica” is available at BN now. : )

  29. carmen webster buxton
    Aug 19, 2011 @ 14:36:51

    I am so glad that Amazon always tell me right on the product page that I already bought a Kindle book, or I might have bought some of these three times!

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