The Leaky Cauldron is reporting that JK Rowling’s hand-written and illustrated copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard has sold at auction for nearly
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// Dec 13, 2007 at 1:35 pm
I may be reacting too soon but this point I am surprised and dissapointed that J.K. has chosen to exclude the fans, the people who bought her books. This seems very elitist. It was also a poor way to raise money for charity as it has raised much less than it would have if published. But I may be reacting too soon. These special copies could have been distributed and the books published also. This may be the plan, but that has not been said so far, so I wonder.
// Dec 13, 2007 at 2:25 pm
Personally, I think it’s great that she hand-wrote another copy of a personal book for friends and then auctioned it for charity–it doesn’t bother me that it wasn’t published, as it was meant for a special gift for people she knows.
// Dec 13, 2007 at 4:18 pm
As its creator, J.K. can do whatever she wants with Harry Potter. She could just have hand-written the copies for her friends (which would have caused a wank explosion), but instead saw another opportunity to help a charity of her choice… which STILL aggravated people. There doesn’t seem to be anything Rowling can do to please the fans.
“It was also a poor way to raise money for charity as it has raised much less than it would have if published.”
Proof? How much did “Quidditch Through the Ages” and “Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them” raise for Comic Relief, and how many copies were sold? I think the auction was a great way to raise money since all of the money went to that charity instead of having to divide that cost to pay for publishing.
// Dec 14, 2007 at 1:18 am
Crap, I placed that bid on a dare!
Anyone got a spare $1,999,996.40?
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