InsideMobileApps InsideSocialGames 10,000 Words FishbowlNY FishbowlDC LostRemote TVNewser TVSpy AgencySpy PRNewser MediaJobsDaily UnBeige

Jane Austen Manuscript Sold for $1.6M

Oxford University’s Bodleian Library paid $1.6 million for 68 pages from Jane Austen‘s unfinished manuscript, The Watsons–far exceeding expectations for the auction.

The handwritten manuscript actually includes the author’s editing notes. However, New York’s Morgan Library and Museum owns the first 12 pages of the work.

The AP had the scoop: “Sotheby’s books specialist Gabriel Heaton said the heavily corrected draft ‘has afforded an extremely broad audience an insight into the author’s writing process and reworkings.’ Sotheby’s says it is the only major manuscript by the author still in private hands.”

Mediabistro Course

The Art of the Book Review

The Art of the Book ReviewStarting August 4, learn how to get paid to write reviews that will influence the publishing landscape! Taught by a Publishers Weekly book critic, you'll learn how to recommend a book to its audience, write reviews of varying lengths, tailor a review to a specific publication and more! You'll leave this course with two original reviews and a list of paying markets for book reviews. Register now!