12:53 PM | Author: Siva
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is J.K. Rowling's handwritten book. The tales were first referenced in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Only seven handmade copies of the book exist. J.K.Rowling gave six copies to people closely connected with the Harry Potter collection. Amazon bought the seventh. Here is the link in Amazon's site which also has the review of the first tale and photos of the book.

I wonder how Amazon is going to profit from this investment of four million dollars. Do they have the right to reprint it ? I hope so. I will be one of the first to preorder then.
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On 4:06 PM , senthil said...

it would be a collection of rare art. It might hv more value bcos of it being hand-written

On 6:01 PM , Siva said...

Then that will be the first time (atleast I heard) a technology company investing in art.

On 10:25 PM , Barani said...

I am not sure whether they got reprint right. But with current pottermania, this will go for a lot of money if Amazon decided to resell.

On 11:04 PM , Karthikeya Arasan SV said...

4 MUSD for this book, Oops !!!!!. Will Amazon get enough returns out of this. May be by holding complete copy right on this they can reprint Novels, make Movies & DVD's.

The 2007 Sunday Times Rich List estimated Rowling's fortune at £545 million, ranking her as the 136th richest person and the 13th richest woman in Britain.[5] Forbes has named Rowling the second-richest female entertainer in the world[6] and ranked her as the 48th most powerful celebrity of 2007

On 5:33 PM , Siva said...

Well, I don't think they can make a movie out of this. It is a set of really short stories for the wizard children in the Harry Potter series. (from the way it described in the last book). The reprint right will be wonderful.

Rowling's sure made a fortune because of this series of books. But this last sale is fully going to a charity.