The official release date for Pride and Prejudice and Zombies is April 1st (even though Amazon and Barnes & Noble had listed as May). Its publisher Quirkbooks has posted an illustration on its website which I have included on the left. Hmmm? It does not look much like the C. E. Brock illustrations that they mentioned they would be in the style of, does it?
Anyway, the good folks at Quirkbooks sent me an advance copy, which finally arrived a few days ago. There is an embargo on my talking about it until April 1st, but today on its Facebook page, readers are commenting that they have purchased their copies today at Borders Books! It appears that crazed Zombies have invaded the printers warehouses and stolen copies and delivered them only to Borders. Well, that is special, and really throws a wrench in the publicity works. I hope it is just a rumor, because this busy blogger has not finished reading it, yet alone ready to review it properly. As a bookseller, I know that publishers can place a strict on sale date to a new title, and if book sellers break that sales date, there is hell to pay. If this is true, then naughty, naughty Borders. If it is just evil rumors generated by over zealous Austen & Zombie addicts, then I just throw my hands up in exasperation. It's still 20 days until its official release already! We shall see what rises or falls to he bottom of the grave.
- Read all our Pride and Prejudice and Zombies posts at this link.
Cheers, Laurel Ann, Austenprose