Holy Hogwart’s, Dumbledore! Amazon.com is now accepting pre-orders for the latest J.K. Rowling yarn, “The Tales of Beedle the Bard”, due out December 4th.
In 2007, Amazon had purchased one of only seven handmade copies created by J.K. Rowling to benefit the Children’s Voice campaign for a whopping £1.95M. I, like many others, worried that I’d never get to read the storybook of the same name mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the last book of the Harry Potter series.
And now Amazon.com is bringing it to the public in both a standard edition, and a drool-inducing collector’s edition that mimics the look of the original hand-illustrated storybook.
Lest you think this is Amazon.com cashing in on the rampant Harry Potter withdrawal (in play until the new movie comes out in November, and then again until Tales of Beedle the Bard comes out December 4th) to make a quick buck, it should be noted that the net proceeds from these editions will support the Children’s High Level Group, a charity co-founded in 2005 by J.K. Rowling and Emma Nicholson MEP to make life better for vulnerable children.