Doubleday is offering free copies of Dan Brown's blockbusting bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" on the 10th anniversary (that's tin, right?) of the book, reports The New York Times. The promotion started Monday and will run through January 24.
The new issue of "Da Vinci Code" contains the first chapter of Brown's news book "Inferno" at the end. "Inferno" will be released on May 14, and once again features Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon as its protagonist.
Brown will make only one promotional appearance for "Inferno." He will appear at Lincoln Center in Manhattan on May 15. The event will be televised and broadcasted to libraries and bookstores that are interested.
It appears that there are an unlimited number of free copies available of "The Da Vinci Code." Doubleday has ordered 4 million copies for the first printing of "Inferno."