Thursday, December 13, 2007

The Beedle Buyer: Amazon.com

As I reported earlier, J.K. Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard sold for nearly $4 million this morning. We now know the high bidder: Amazon.com.

Amazon has posted this page with many large pictures of the book and a message board, where people are asking all manner of questions. In answer to "the big one," no, Amazon cannot print or sell the stories in any form, as the sale did not include publication rights. They will be adding "reviews" of each tale, they report. "Craig Berman, an Amazon spokesman, said the company plans a tour for the book of libraries and schools," according to the AP.

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