Would you Spill Harry Potter's Beans?

Monday, July 11, 2005

Harry Potter's latest secret may have slipped out in Canada, and publishers of the best-selling books hope the magical allure of author J.K. Rowling's autograph will get it back under wraps.

Raincoast Books Ltd. has won a court injunction barring the buyers of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" from disclosing the plot. The court also ordered all the copies be returned to Raincoast, which has promised the early buyers book plates autographed by Rowling once the embargo is lifted.
Those few with advanced copies have a lot of power, sadly, and can do a lot of damage if they reveal the plot and conclusion before the highly anticipated book is released.

If you had your hands on a copy you could either return it and get an autographed book plate, or become world famous by being the guy who posted crucial if not all the pages of the book on the Internet.

Mighty tempting.