Harlequin is giving away Deanna Raybourn’s Silent in the Sanctuary for Kindle users – quite the enticement since the third volume of the series, Silent on the Moor comes out on 1 March 2009.
But wait, there’s more! The Kindle edition for both Silent in the Santuary and the sequel are enriched editions – extra content! Silent in the Sanctuaryhas photos of the Harlequin Second Life ball last year, a plum pudding recipe, a history of Belmont Abbey and the teaser for Silent on the Moor. Silent on the Moor is enriched with a cast of characters, a letter from Lady Julia Grey and a journal excerpt by Deanna Raybourn.
So smart. How many people have gone out to buy – or waited for – a DVD release with more extra features, particularly in effects-heavy films like the Lord of the Rings trilogy or any of the Pixar movies? Extra features are a key component to digital packaging, and it’s way damn smart to start including that in Harlequin e-books. Free ebook of a series + extra features + new sequel in a matter of days? WIN. WIN. WINNNN.