New J.K. Rowling Book

The A.P and dozens of other news sources report that J.K. Rowling’s charity, the Childrens High Level Group will publish The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Dec. 4, in an arrangement with Rowling’s UK publisher Bloomsbury and US publisher, Scholastic as well as Amazon.

You may remember that Rowling produced 7 handwritten copies of the book last year. She gave six of them to friends and auctioned off the other one for her charity. Amazon bought it for $3.86 million.

Some of the stories can give the impression that Amazon is selling the title exclusively, which is only true for the special 100,000-copy $100 collectors edition. Barnes and Noble.com, for instance, has the regular edition listed on their site.

The collectors edition is already at #9 on Amazon with the regular edition somewhat behind at #16. Unsurprisingly, no libraries I checked have it on order yet.

The Tales of Beedle the Bard

J.K. Rowling

  • Publisher: Scholastic, Inc.; $12.99
  • Pub. Date: December 04, 2008
  • ISBN-139780545128285
  • Age Range: 9 to 12
  • [ewbooks id=”100″]

One Response to “New J.K. Rowling Book”

  1. Jeffrey Gegner Says:

    So far neither B&T’s Title Source or Ingram’s iPage has the title listed. At Hennepin County Library (suburban), we’re adding a record to the catalog to collect requests until one of the vendors shows it and we can order.