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Old 07-18-2007, 06:19 PM   #151
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Scholastic Books filed suit today against a distributor who shipped the books out early. That's how people got their books. J.K. Rowling, meanwhile, issued a statement asking everyone to just wait two more days until the books go on sale, and then we'll all legitimately know what happened.

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Scholastic to take legal action on leaked Potter books
Publisher urges customers to keep books under wraps
By Angela Moore, MarketWatch
Last Update: 3:16 PM ET Jul 18, 2007

NEW YORK (MarketWatch) -- Book publisher Scholastic Corp. on Wednesday said it was taking immediate legal action against two companies that distributed the latest Harry Potter books to customers before it goes on sale on July 21, and urged those who received the books to keep the packages hidden until the official release.
Scholastic (SCHL) , which distributes the wildly-popular Harry Potter books in the United States, said the number of books shipped early is about one-hundredth of 1% of the total U.S. copies slated to go on sale at 12:01 a.m. on July 21, and is the result of a breach of the on-sale agreement by distributor Levy Home Entertainment, and shipments made by DeepDiscount.com, a customer of that distributor.

The book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," is the seventh and final installment in the series of books by J.K. Rowling about an orphaned boy wizard with magical powers. The release of the book comes just days after the movie version of the fifth book "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" hit theaters. The series has a large following and has been credited with sparking interest in reading among children and young adults.
New books in the series have been released to great fanfare with shoppers -- sometimes in costume -- lining up well before the books go on sale at midnight.
Scholastic said it is "especially grateful" to the other retailers and distributors for keeping the books secure until the release time.
"The fans themselves have made it abundantly clear that they are looking forward to going to the midnight parties, receiving their very own copy of the book and finally getting to read the book they have so anxiously awaited," Scholastic said in a statement.
Scholastic shares were down fractionally at $35.33 in afternoon trading.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:24 PM   #152
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Yeah I think we'll see more of the veil because Dumbledor never even told Harry what it is. And he usually explains everything that is unexplained.

I don't think so. The veil was in the department of Mysteries, if someone knew what it was, such as Dumbledore, I highly doubt they'd still have it in that part of the Ministry of Magic.
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Scholastic Books filed suit today against a distributor who shipped the books out early. That's how people got their books. J.K. Rowling, meanwhile, issued a statement asking everyone to just wait two more days until the books go on sale, and then we'll all legitimately know what happened.
Just to clarify, I don't have the physical book. Mine arrives at work on Saturday, and I'm in training off-site Mon-Wed so I won't get a hard copy until Wed. (and plan to save it for my vacation).

How did they think they could distribute the books and get away with it? lol
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Maybe they thought the mails would be slow. It's the best-selling book on their website, no surprise.
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Old 07-18-2007, 06:31 PM   #155
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Spoilers!....I have the entire BOOK already! It's very long, thank goodness. I'm soooooo tempted to just read the first chapter. Gah!!

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Just to clarify, I don't have the physical book. Mine arrives at work on Saturday, and I'm in training off-site Mon-Wed so I won't get a hard copy until Wed. (and plan to save it for my vacation).

How did they think they could distribute the books and get away with it? lol


you originally said you have the book....now you don't??????????? I think we're all a bit
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I have it on the compy, it's not in book form. I mainly wanted to see how long it was, how many chapters, etc.
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ooooooooooooooooooooooo ok
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can you send me a copy to marine22@sbcglobal.net liesje
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I can't e-mail it, it's insanely huge (our mail server would freeze or worse).
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can you send me a copy to marine22@sbcglobal.net liesje
Justin, you even said it yourself in this thread that you're not a Harry Potter fan. What are you gonna do? Read the last few chapters and ruin it for us all in here?!
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Justin, you even said it yourself in this thread that you're not a Harry Potter fan. What are you gonna do? Read the last few chapters and ruin it for us all in here?!
No, but I do know what happens I was looking giving it to my older brother who is a fan.
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Nah, I obtained it myself. You want to see?
Oh god, no!
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No, but I do know what happens I was looking giving it to my older brother who is a fan.
Tell your brother to wait two more days, and to buy it from a local, independently owned bookstore - one of the stores who can't afford to sell it at such reduced prices.
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Just to clarify, I don't have the physical book. Mine arrives at work on Saturday, and I'm in training off-site Mon-Wed so I won't get a hard copy until Wed. (and plan to save it for my vacation).

How did they think they could distribute the books and get away with it? lol
How'd you get it so early?
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No, but I do know what happens I was looking giving it to my older brother who is a fan.
Just three more days.....I only got it to see if what my co-worker was reading was legit (it was). She'll probably be done with it by tomorrow, in which case I'll have to wear ear plugs to work (not that that's such a bad idea anyway). I'm glad I have training next week, b/c the geeks I'm training with would be very unlikely HP fans, so it will be easier to save the book. It's not that I need to read it instantly, but I don't want anyone else to SPOIL it for me!!
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