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Smashwords Summer/Winter Promotion 2012

The Smashwords Summer/Winter Promotion is still going strong all month of July. Take a look at all our publications involved in the promotion and the links to their purchase pages on Smashwords. These FREE and heavy discounts that won’t last much longer! Continue reading .

Last Day of Smashwords' Read an Ebook Week!

Last Day of Smashwords' Read an Ebook Week!

Today is the last day of Smashwords’ Read an Ebook Week promotion. All of our authors are participating, and deep discounts are involved! See the ebooks that we didn’t feature individually this week…. Continue reading .

A Fund for Farida

Recently we’ve had some bad news from one of our authors, Farida Mestek. She is suffering from cancer and is courageously going through surgeries, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. I like to think of Girlebooks as a virtual tight-knit community, one of the best of its kind, and as such I’d like to request the help of whomever would like to offer it. We’ve set up a fund for Farida and are accepting donations to go towards paying her treatment costs. Continue reading .

"Radium Halos" now in print, ebook on sale

Girlebooks has launched a sister site,, dedicated to publishing some of our ebooks to print. Our first two print publications are Radium Halos by Shelley Stout and Christine by Elizabeth von Arnim (under the pseudonym Alice Cholmondeley).

For a limited time, the ebook of Radium Halos is on sale at the super low price of $1.00! Continue reading .

The Complete Works of Jane Austen

Our first offering in the ebook store is The Complete Works of Jane Austen. You can enjoy the convenience of all Jane Austen’s writing in one ebook file. It contains all of her major works: Sense and Sensibility, Pride and Prejudice, Mansfield Park, Emma, Northanger Abbey, and Persuasion; Minor and unfinished works: Sanditon, The Watsons, and Lady Susan; and Juvenilia: Frederic & Elfrida, Love and Freindship, Lesley Castle, The History of England, A Collection of Letters, Scraps. Continue reading .

Contemporary Fiction on Girlebooks

We now have two contemporary authors who have posted their books for free download on Girlebooks. Both novels are available in several ebook formats from our ebook catalog. We thank these two authors for graciously contributing their books to our site. In other news, the full length adaptation of Sense and Sensibility directed by Ang Lee’s is available free, online at Continue reading .

New Blog Design

In site news, we have an updated blog design. It’s a magazine layout and will hopefully help you to better find what you’re looking for. We plan to change the design of the rest of the site to match the blog in the near future. We hope you like it, and please send feedback.

Becoming Jane satire

I simply had to share some recent news I’ve been reading on AustenBlog about the new Jane Austen movie, Becoming Jane. First is a great review by Anne Wagner of The Stranger: There isn’t one irritating thing about Becoming Jane, there are about fifty. Even if you don’t care that Anne Hathaway is way too … Continue reading .

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