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  • NeverNeverland
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    I LOVE what Amazon has done!

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  • callicott3
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    I was amazed and not a little proud of what JKR did with 'Tales Of Beedle The Bard'. The one copy, that was auctioned by Sotheby's, made quite a bit of "change" for 'Children's Voice', Ms Rowling's Charity Of Choice. This lady never ceases to amaze! You really should go, to Amazon.com, and read the "reviews"........they did Ms Rowling (and themselves) credit!

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  • Lost Boy
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    Amazon has posted an outline of all 5 stories on the same site as linked to above. They did each story a day at a time, now all 5 have been posted. These are reviews and outlines of the stories, not the actual stories. Amazon does not get publishing rights for this book or the stories so they can't reprint them or publish a cheap copy. And I am pretty confident that the 6 people who have worked with her for 14 years to keep these books working and correct and everything else they did, are not going to do anything that would betray her trust in them. Ain't gonna happen.

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  • Queentitania19
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    I understand she's doing it for her close friends and charity and that is amazing... but I'm still heartbroken that I'll never get to read the Tales of Beedle Bard. After Ron reeled off those titles I was hoping she'd do another charitable book like her "Quidditch Through the Ages" and "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them" and all the proceeds would go to charity. That would be even better.

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  • twinmom
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    Thanks Lost Boy. What an amazing gift! I am sure they will cherish them.

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  • Lost Boy
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    Yes. Each of the 6 books was handwritten and all the artwork around the page edges was done by her. Each book has a different pewter design and jewel on the cover. No two books are alike. She had each book handbound in real leather as well. The 6 people she gave a book too are the 6 who helped her for the last 14 years get the Harry Potter books published. I hope they cherish these books as something unique and special. Notice that anyone handling these books wears white gloves. Now you know what the most expensive book in history looks like. Another record for Harry Potter.

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  • twinmom
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    Wow! That book is gorgeous!! Did she handwrite all 7 copies? What an amazing gift for the 6 who she gave it to.

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  • TraceCub
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    I looked through some of the messages on there and I'm a little perturbed.

    Has there been *any* indication that someone is going to essentially betray JK Rowling's trust and print their copy of this gift?

    Or any indication that she herself will allow a printing at some point? 'Cause a *lot* of people on amazon seem pretty darn confident in that fact. I just dont' see it happening.

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  • SusieP.
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    That gave me goosebumps!

    Now, to wait, and hope I find one at a garage sale, tossed aside and forgotten. Look for me on the Antiques Roadshow!

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  • disneytim
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    www.amazon.com/beedlebard

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  • Lost Boy
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    It was revealed a little while ago that Amazon dot com purchased the book. They plan to take it on display to show the children. There is a post on Amazon that show high resolution pictures of the book and a video as well. They are NOT going to print it, as they do not have publishing rights. The money will go to charity. Looking at these pictures show just what a beautiful and magical book this is. A book made real from a book that it appeared in. I think this is wonderful. She really means that no more than the 7 copies made will ever appear in any form. I hope she keeps her word.

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  • twinmom
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    Guess $62000 wouldn't have been enough for it -- the book sold for just under $4,000,000!
    http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?p...S8bxM&refer=uk

    Personally I think it is awesome that she did this.

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  • 'Strue
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    In a month or so she'll announce the widespread publication of the book...betcha big money she will.

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  • DNA
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    That's not really fair. That book was a major part of the Deathly Hallows.. so we should get to read it too. Lately she's just been a .. well you know.

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  • krystledm
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    Originally posted by Monorail Man View Post
    Sounds like the perfect plan. Let the money go to the charity, forfit the book (to be resold for charity), and then let everyone on the 'Net read it.
    i can just see something like the baseball poll happen again. Or some rich person that doesn't care will buy it, then post the stories, then give the book back and say "um...so?"

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  • Monorail Man
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    Originally posted by Jazzman View Post
    I'd also wager to say that the charity auction will come with a clause stating that the winner is bound to keep the book offline and secret or forfeit the book and money.
    Sounds like the perfect plan. Let the money go to the charity, forfit the book (to be resold for charity), and then let everyone on the 'Net read it.

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  • Jazzman
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    Originally posted by thejoshualee View Post
    If I was one of those six people I'd say, "what's this? a hand made book? Your J. freaking K. You can afford to buy each of us an African country and you give us a book? Thanks a bunch."
    :lol: Awesome. I haven't laughed this hard over a post in quite a while. Hilarious. :lol:



    As far as it being scanned and posted online, I actually doubt it. She's giving it to six close friends and would know from where the scans came from, assuming that they would be the type to betray her trust in the first place. I'd also wager to say that the charity auction will come with a clause stating that the winner is bound to keep the book offline and secret or forfeit the book and money. Sadly, I doubt any of us will ever read the thing.

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  • thejoshualee
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    If I was one of those six people I'd say, "what's this? a hand made book? Your J. freaking K. You can afford to buy each of us an African country and you give us a book? Thanks a bunch."

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  • krystledm
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    someone will scan it a week before it is auctioned, lol

    but no seriously? bummer, but i think some form will get out some day.

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  • lazyboy97O
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    So how much do you guys think photocopies of these will be going for on eBay?

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