The Tales of Beedle the Bard

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Rowling's New Book Drops Tomorrow

(Newser) - A new book by JK Rowling, patterned on one mentioned in the final Harry Potter installment, is set to be released tomorrow, Reuters reports. Profits from The Tales of Beedle the Bard will go to Rowling’s charity for Eastern European children. In addition to a global print run of... More »

Amazon Unveiled as $4M Buyer of Rowling Fairy Tales

Proceeds from the handwritten book will go to charity

(Newser) - The Internet giant of book sales revealed today that it was behind the purchase of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" in auction yesterday. Amazon paid $3.98 million for the handwritten manuscript -- a record for a children's book and for any modern literary manuscript, not to mention... More »

JK Rowling Book Sells for $4M

Only 7 copies of the Tales of Beedle the Bard exist

(Newser) - Sotheby’s figured The Tales of Beedle the Bard would fetch about $100,000 at auction—in retrospect, about 40 times too low. The book, a one-of-a-kind piece of the Harry Potter canon hand-written and illustrated by JK Rowling herself, fetched $3.98 million for charity today, Reuters reports. “... More »

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