Thursday, December 18, 2008
The Tales of Beedle the Bard makes GBP4m for charity
"JK Rowling has expressed her thanks today to all those who have bought a copy of her charity book, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, making it the fastest selling title of 2008 and raising millions of pounds for children suffering in institutions. 'I am absolutely delighted that so much money has been raised', she said, 'and would like to thank everyone who has so far purchased a copy of the book. All royalties will be going to help children without families, many of them with disabilities, whose voices have been unheard for many years.' The first official international sales figures for Beedle, out today, show the book is set to become a Christmas bestseller. More than 2.6 million copies have been sold worldwide generating GBP4.2 million for the Children's High Level Group (CHLG), the charity co-founded by JK Rowling to help vulnerable children in Central and Eastern Europe"