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Free E-'Da Vinci Code' offered until March 24

Free E-'Da Vinci Code' offered until March 24

March 20th, 2013 in News

NEW YORK (AP) - Ten years and tens of millions of copies later, "The Da Vinci Code" is on the house.

Doubleday announced this week that a free e-book edition of Dan Brown's blockbuster novel will be available at online retailers through March 24. The e-book will include the prologue and first chapter of Brown's next novel, "Inferno," coming out in May. "The Da Vinci Code" was published March 18, 2003. It has since sold more than 80 million copies worldwide.

Doubleday also announced that Brown will make a single promotional appearance in the U.S. for "Inferno." He will speak at Avery Fisher Hall in Manhattan's Lincoln Center on May 15, the day after his new book is released. A livestream of his appearance will be shown at libraries and bookstores around the country.