Free Fridays!

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A gothic paranormal set in Victorian London and starring the enigmatic albino orphan, Percy Parker, Hieber’s haunting tale reads like the bastard child of Wilkie Collins and Daphne du Maurier.


Download it for free for a limited time!


NOOK owners: go to shop, and search “The Strangely Beautiful Tale of Miss Percy Parker” to download your free copy and stop by your local B&N where you can download Hieber’s exclusive essay on the historical inspiration behind Percy Parker.

by bookworm6381 on ‎05-28-2010 08:12 AM

this looks right down my alley!  thanks for this free e-book! N&N and nook ROCK!

by aamattson on ‎05-28-2010 08:43 AM
I finished reading this book last night! What a wonderful book for Free Fridays!!! I hope everyone else enjoys it as much as I did!!! =)
by groovitha on ‎05-28-2010 08:51 AM

i love free fridays!!!  almost as much as i love my nook!:smileyhappy:

by ImaBrownEydGirl on ‎05-28-2010 09:22 AM

Is anyone else being charged $1.00 for your free Friday books?  My bank says it's a charge from B & N, but I'm thinking it's probably one of their hidden fees instead.  Just wanted to ask before I called the bank again.  Thanks in advance.  Love my nook!!!

by mykoffee on ‎05-28-2010 09:32 AM

Yep, I've been charged $1 on my CC for a 'free' ebook. I  ordered several that day and only one had the charge (Dawn of the Dreadfuls).   The admins say it's an error and call customer service to have it credited back.



by BrandieC on ‎05-28-2010 09:40 AM

Did the nook tell you when you confirmed your purchase that there would be a $1 charge, or did you figure it out by looking at your CC?  I have to admit that I don't watch mine that closely, so I'll need to go back and look if this is a problem.

by ImaBrownEydGirl on ‎05-28-2010 10:04 AM

No, it said the price was "free" when I downloaded, but have noticed 4 different $1.00 charges on my CC bill.

by desjmom on ‎05-28-2010 10:30 AM

I am sad. We moved after I bought my nook, now I am 3 hours away from the closest B & N. I wish that I could take part in the Free Fridays!

by Michael-V on ‎05-28-2010 10:52 AM

I am looking into this $1.00 charge for you but please contact our Customer Service Team at 1-800-THE-BOOK (1-800-843-2665) and choose option 2 for Digital Support.  Please let us know if you issue was resolved.


Your Admin.,


by ImaBrownEydGirl on ‎05-28-2010 11:21 AM

Thank you Michael.  I will print out my statement and give them a call.  Will let you know :smileyhappy:  I appreciate your help!

by Michael-V on ‎05-28-2010 11:22 AM

@ ImaBrownEydGirl,

I also wanted to clarify that there are no hidden fees.  Did you have some issue previously with regards to a charge...?  Please PM me so that I can help.


Your Admin.,


by BrandieC on ‎05-28-2010 11:33 AM



You don't have to be near a B&N to get the free Friday ebook.  Just connect to the Internet and download it as you would any book you purchased from

by JoeCA on ‎05-28-2010 12:26 PM

I have seen these $1 charges as well, but they seem to be only temporary, and are gone from my bill after a couple of days.

Probably a side-effect of the DRM.


by on ‎05-28-2010 12:34 PM

The DRM for the ebooks requires your credit card info (it's how they "bind" the DRM to you) so BN has to make a small charge to your card every time you buy an ebook. They usually just credit you back or cancel the charge right afterwards, but once in a while it seems a bug crops up that prevents the second part. Customer Service can fix it until they squash the bug.

by desjmom on ‎05-28-2010 01:16 PM


Thank you so much! I thought that I had to go into the store to get the free book. I appreciate the info!!