Sunday, November 13, 2011

Spreading the Gospel of Austen Giveaway

That's right, I have finished reading and reviewing Jane Austen for Dummies by Dr. Joan Klingel Ray, and that means it is time to post this Jane Austen-themed giveaway:  Spreading the Gospel of Austen!  I've seen Jane Austen popping up quite a bit lately in the blogosphere, so when I went to the book signing at this year's Annual General Meeting of the Jane Austen Society of North America here in Fort Worth, I had a new copy of Jane Austen for Dummies signed by the author to give away to one lucky Janeite in the US!

That is not all, though!  While I was browsing the local vendors at the convention, there was one booth set up for a shop called Meryton Marketplace - they had a lot of really cute Austen-themed merchandise, including t-shirts, aprons, buttons, magnets, and jewelry!  I picked out some items for myself, and they also were so generous as to donate some items for this giveaway!  You should check out the rest of the products by Emily Adams on Fire as well - even if you aren't a huge Austen fan, the rest of the website's shop looks like it has a little something for everyone!

So, the winner of Jane Austen for Dummies will also receive this fantastic 3" pocket mirror and 1" button:

But wait!  There's more!  This giveaway will also have three additional winners - to truly spread the Gospel of Austen, I'll be giving away a copy of each of her six novels - two each to three different winners, two of whom will be US only, and one international.  The two additional US winners will receive:

(Additional Winner #1) Sense and Sensibility and Mansfield Park - both paperback, one new and one gently read; also two 1" buttons, one with a pin back and one with a magnetic ring back.  You can swap out which button you want on the ring and which you like on the pin, and if you have other small pin-back buttons, you can swap the ring out with those as well!


And Additional Winner #2 will receive paperback copies of Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, also one new and one gently read, along with two 1" buttons, again one with a pin back and one with a magnetic ring back!

The international winner will receive paperback copies of Emma and Northanger Abbey from The Book Depository - if you enter, please be sure they will ship to your country!  I would really hate to have to select a new winner if they don't ship to you.  I also apologize that I am unable at this time to have a fun Austen-themed item to send internationally, but I didn't want to leave you all out of the giveaway!

This giveaway will end on 16 December 2011.  You don't have to be a follower to enter, although new followers are always welcome, and old followers are always appreciated, so there are extra entries available!  

The winners will all be chosen the day the giveaway ends, on 16 December - Jane Austen's birthday!  A post announcing the winners will be made here on the blog, but each will also be notified by email.  Each winner must respond within 48 hours to the email, or a new winner will be selected for your prize package.


  1. Hi, thanks you for thinking about international readers too.
    i enter for the international packages



  2. I would love to win either the main prize, or additional prize #1, since these were two Austen books I actually was never assigned in college. I love Jane Austen, and love that you're spreading the love of her around!

  3. would love to win the main prize. Am a big Austen fan.. thanks for this giveaway..

  4. thanks for the giveaway ^^ i am an international reader and am eligible for the according prize.

  5. Thanks for the giveaway and for opening it to worldwide entries.

    Much appreciated.

    I am International (South Africa)

    Please enter me for Northanger Abbey and Emma

    Carol T

  6. Thanks for the opportunity and for making Emma and Northanger Abbey international! :) Since I live in Hungary, I'd like to be entered to win these two.

    Old follower.

  7. What a cool giveaway! I'm interested in the main giveaway prize pack. What's extra awesome is you got the author's autograph. Thanks!

    -Jenna @ Fans of Fiction (old follower)

  8. I'd like to enter to win the international prize pack. Thank you! :)

  9. Jeez, the Jane Austen buttons are so cool:D

    I would like to be entered to win the international prize pack, thank you so much for it:)


  10. Hii.I am an international from India.So, i'd like to win "Emma and Northanger Abbey" prize pack!!

    Thanks for the giveaway!!


  11. Hey thanks for commenting on my blog -this is a great giveaway! I'm so glad you've thought about us international people, so many don't! I'm entering for Emma and Northanger Abbey please :-)