Sunday, December 16, 2007

Millionaire Mystery Buyer Unmasked, Revealed To Be Faceless Corporation

By now, everyone's heard that J.K. Rowling's handwritten collection of Potterworld short stories sold in an auction on 12/13 for nearly $4 million. What wasn't being so heavily hyped was the identity of the mystery buyer -- According to Thaindian News, "Amazon has plans to publish reviews of the books content on its official website The website will also facilitate an online discussion of Harry Potter fans." This, in conjunction with Rowling's court ordered injunction against the self-published Potter Lexicon, is straight killing J.K.'s street cred, fer reals.

Update: has officially announced their purchase. Amateur photos, unrestrained hyperbole and brief, gushing reviews can be found here.