Thursday, July 31, 2008

Amazon to Publish "Beedle the Bard"

Well we all knew it was coming, right?, the buyer of J.K. Rowling's Tales of Beedle the Bard (for almost 2 million GBP back in December) will publish two editions of the Tales this year, just in time for Christmas. The Collector's Edition ($100) looks like it'll be quite a production, and the Standard Edition ($7.59) will be a perfectly serviceable paperback copy. Net proceeds, Amazon says, will go to the Children's High Level Group, a charity started by Rowling in 2005.

My question: do those "net proceeds" start after the $4 million purchase price gets factored in?