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 -- Amazon.com. According to Thaindian News, "Amazon has plans to publish reviews of the books content on its official website www.amazon.co.uk/beedlebard. 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.
Amazon.com has officially announced their purchase. Amateur photos, unrestrained hyperbole and brief, gushing reviews can be found here.