Publishing in the Regency Era: A Tale of Jane Austen’s Publishing Options

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Jane Austen just celebrated her 239th birthday on December 16th!

Regina Jeffers introduces some interesting historical facts about Publishing Options for Women During Jane Austen’s Lifetime on her blog.

Female writers during the early Regency suffered from the gender bias from their time, and were generally faced with great difficulty in pursing writing as a career. Encouraged and supported by her family, Jane Austen mainly had four means of publishing her works: Publishing by subscription, publishing by profit sharing, publishing by selling the copyright, and publishing on commission. Their explanations are followed by a brief introduction to Austen’s Publishing History. Her influence as a successful writer and an inspiring woman continues into our age.

Image Credit: Austin Authors

Source: Courtesy of Regina Jeffers

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