I am very excited that The Tales of Beedle the Bard are now going to be available to everyone, for a price that is. There are going to be two versions coming out in December. The standard one will just be a typed version of the original, but there is going to be a collectors edition, exclusively from Amazon.com, that will be a replica of the original. The replica comes with some cool bonuses as well J.K. Rowling mentions them on her site.
The new edition will include the Tales themselves, translated from the original runes by Hermione Granger, and with illustrations by me, but also notes by Professor Albus Dumbledore, which appear by generous permission of the Hogwarts Headmasters’ Archive.’ ‘Dumbledore’s commentary on the Tales, which was discovered among his papers after his death, includes some historical notes, personal reminiscences, and insights into that most mysterious branch of magic: wandlore.
The Standard Edition copy is priced at $7.59 on Amazon. The Collector’s is priced at $100. The proceeds well be going to the Children’s High Level Group. Of course Nick and I have already pre-ordered our Collector’s Edition copy and plan to get a standard edition too.