1) MOVIE TIE IN: Our Austen editions will be perfectly 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 coming soon, 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. Additionally, starting in January 2008, PBS TV will host a 4-month festival of Austen movies.
3) SALES OF OTHER EDITIONS: The Bantam edition of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has sold more than a million copies, the Modern Library tie-in hardcover has sold more than 93,000, and the Everyman’s Library hardcover more than 73,000 copies.
4) VINTAGE CLASSICS TRACK RECORD: The select list of Vintage Classics includes such perennially bestselling authors as Willa Cather, Fyodor Dostoevsky, Gustave Flaubert, Virgil and others.
"The wit of Jane Austen has for partner the perfection of her taste."
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