O.K., but what about the rest of us?

Posted: June 11, 2008 in Hot Book News

The story link below leads to a tale about auction results for the 800 word “prequel” to the Harry Potter series penned by J.K. Rowling. Other writers also contributed pieces to the auction, and all the money went to charity.

Pardon me for sounding a little selfish, but wouldn’t other HP lovers give a kidney to get their sweaty hands on that prequel? Seems a bit elitist to me, only offering it at auction. Not to sound like a snot or anything, because I’m all for raising money for charity.

Maybe the high bidder will have it published (if that’s allowed by Rowling) and make a few million from it. But what about US? That’s all I really want to know.

From BBC News:

” JK Rowling’s story finishes with the handwritten words: “From the prequel I am not working on – but that was fun!”

In December last year, another of her stories, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, fetched £1.95m at auction.

All 13 cards were sold without a reserve price. The other authors included Margaret Atwood, Lauren Child, Sebastian Faulks, Tom Stoppard and Irvine Welsh.

Money raised will go to English PEN, which promotes understanding through literature, and Dyslexia Action. ”

Read more …

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s