A lot has been going on since Beedle came out last week. Here’s what we’ve got:
- Cinemablend.com reports that there is a possibility that Warner Brothers is looking into turning The Tales of Beedle the Bard into a movie. Could be interesting, but I don’t see it happening.
- The Telegraph has reported that Beedle has become the fastest selling book of 2008:” It has sold almost five times as many copies in its first few days after publication as its nearest rival, Guinness World Records 2008.
The success of the 109-page collection of short stories, which Rowling did not originally intend for publication, underlines the powerful hold she continues to exert over readers – and the book industry.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard – mentioned in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the latest book in wizard boy series – sold 367,625 copies in the first three days after publication on December 4.”
- Beedle the Bard has taken the Number One spot on USA Today’s Best Seller List
All of these news items are exciting to hear. Once again, these pieces of news beckon us to ask how a brand new complete book or series by JK Rowling would fair. I think we can assume, pretty well.