1) MOVIE TIE IN: Our Austen editions will be prefectly timed to tie-in with the upcoming major motion picture The Jane Austen Book Club (Sony Pictures Classics, opening September 21), based on the novel by Karen Joy Fowler, starring Jimmy Smits, Maria Bello, Emily Blunt, Amy Brenneman, Maggie Grace, and Hugh Dancy.
2) OTHER FILM PROJECTS based on Austen are in the works, including Becoming Jane (Miramax/Columbia Pictures, opening August 3), a biographical portrait of a pre-fame Jane Austen and her romance with a young Irishman, starring Anne Hathaway (as Jane Austen), James McAvoy, Maggie Smith, James Cromwell.
3) SALES OF OTHER EDITIONS: The Bantam edition of EMMA has sold 400,000 copies, and the Everyman’s Library hardcover has sold more than 32,000 copies.
4) VINTAGE CLASSICS TRACK RECORD: The select list of Vintage Classics includes works by such perennially bestselling authors as Willa Cather, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Virgil and others.
"Jane Austen is my favorite author! ... Shut up in measureless content, I greet her by the name of most kind hostess, while criticism slumbers." —EM Forster
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