book2book

  booktrade.info

Search Booktrade.info:  


Thursday 30th October

Book2book Home Book Trade News Trade Announcements Bestseller Lists About Booktrade.info

'New' Harry Potter Out In December

Posted at 11:27AM Thursday 31 Jul 2008

J K Rowling's children's charity is to publish The Tales of Beedle the Bard in an exclusive deal with Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Amazon.

Fans around the world have been clamouring to read the wizarding fairy tales - created, handwritten and illustrated by J K Rowling - since last December, when Amazon famously bid £1.95 million / $4 million for the charity copy, one of only seven in existence, at Sotheby's in London.

The Children's High Level Group will publish three editions of the book, all in the English language, to be printed and distributed by Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Amazon. The Bloomsbury and Scholastic editions (£6.99 / $12.99) will feature additional commentary on each fairy tale from Professor Dumbledore and an introduction by J K Rowling. Amazon will produce up to a maximum of 100,000 Collector's Edition copies (£50 / $100), which will aim to closely replicate the look and feel of the original 'Beedle'. All editions will go on sale on Thursday 4 December 2008.

All net proceeds from the sale of the books - expected to be in the region of £4 million / $8 million - will be donated to CHLG.




Get book trade news by email

Daily book trade headlines and breaking publishing news by email - just £3 a month. Click on the Subscribe button below to sign up now

Find out more


Search the news archive:
 






More Book Trade News

Google Play Books' New Reading Mode Lets You Browse And Skim Nonfiction Ebooks Faster
gigaom.com

When it comes to nonfiction, though — cookbooks, atlases, travel guides and so on — ebooks haven't done as well

Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards 2014 Shortlists Announced
www.irishbookawards.ie

Features a diverse array of acclaimed authors and well known Irish personalities

Amazon's Impact On Publishing?
www.publishersweekly.com

It's Complicated

Halloween Habits: The Rise Of Horror In Children's Books
www.theguardian.com

Why scary books are so much better than scary films

Drive, The Coolest Movie of the Decade, is Getting a Trendy New Soundtrack Thanks to the BBC
www.independent.co.uk

Film will be shown with new score on BBC Three on October 30th

Spain's Oldest Dictionary Under Fire For Equating 'gypsy' With 'cheat'
www.theguardian.com

Roma group calls on Royal Spanish Academy to remove latest definition of the word, saying 'language has consequences'

Account Sign-In

Most Popular Stories

  1. Halloween Habits: The Rise Of Horror In Children's Books
  2. October 2014 Author Earnings Report
  3. Wylie Backs Hachette In Amazon Dispute
  4. Drive, The Coolest Movie of the Decade, is Getting a Trendy New Soundtrack Thanks to the BBC
  5. Poetry Brothel Puts The Bawd In Bard
  6. Spain's Oldest Dictionary Under Fire For Equating 'gypsy' With 'cheat'
  7. Waterstones Set To Return To Epsom
  8. Wellcome Library Funds A New Partnership To Digitise 800,000 Pages Of Mental Health Archives
  9. Game Of Thrones: Learn the history of Westeros in new George RR Martin book
  10. Skoobe Expands Into Spain