Scholastic Sizzling

I just had the chance to lay my hands on “eight copies(Our Initial Potter Collection)”:http://www.flickr.com/photos/michaelkpate/852281794/ of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows but I didn’t even look at the title page. That I saw elsewhere.
bq.It didn’t take long for Scholastic, the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter books, to send us a takedown notice for our post “The Latest Harry Potter Book Hits BitTorrent.” In an email yesterday, Mark S. Seidenfeld, an attorney for Scholastic, demanded that we “act expeditiously to remove or disable access to the material or items claimed to be infringing” and referred to the post. The full text of the notice is below. A print article in USA Today says that they are contacting every site that has mentioned this story and demanding it be taken down. – “Michael Arrington(Scholastic Loses It Over Harry Potter/BitTorent Story)”:http://www.techcrunch.com/2007/07/18/scholastic-loses-it-over-harry-potterbittorent-story/ Meanwhile…
bq.Copies of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” have been arriving early by mail, U.S. publisher Scholastic Corp. said, accusing a distributor of sending them out too soon. The company plans legal action against Levy Home Entertainment, the distributor, and Levy customer DeepDiscount.com, New York-based Scholastic said today in a statement. The copies that went out starting July 17 amounted to one- hundredth of 1 percent of the total to go on sale in the U.S., Scholastic said. The seventh and final edition in the “Harry Potter” series is scheduled for release after midnight on July 21. Scholastic obtained a subpoena on July 16 to identify an Internet user who allegedly leaked the book on the Web. – “Gillian Wee(Potter Distributor Ships too Early, Scholastic Says)”:http://www.bloomberg.com/apps/news?pid=20601082&sid=aBa6f6fDPwvI&refer=canada I can understand why Scholastic is so upset. I am sure all of this is going to greatly decrease sales.
bq.Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter stories, is printing 12 million copies — the largest first printing of any book in history. – “Judith Egerton(Final Potter book already sets records)”:http://www.courier-journal.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/20070716/FEATURES06/707160322/1010/FEATURES Or perhaps not.

Posted by Michael K Pate

Michael K. Pate tends to spend a great deal time of time around computers. He has been a Librarian since 1997. Michael was born in Avon Park, Florida in 1966. Except for a couple of brief periods in his life (once in Tampa and once in Winter Haven/Haines City), he has been a life-long resident. Originally, he planned on a career as a Computer Programmer and therefore graduate from Webber College with a Bachelor of Science in Computer Information Systems in 1988. However, unhappy with career opportunities at the time, he soon returned to school and received a BS in Social Science Education from the University of South Florida. He began his career in education at Avon Elementary and later Avon Park Middle working as a Computer Lab Coordinator. While technological challenges were interesting, he found himself more and more interested in becoming a Media Specialist. He began work on his MLS in 1995. However, a summer internship at the Sebring Public Library in 1996 soon made him reconsider just what his career should be. Upon graduation in 1997, he secured a position as a Media Specialist at Eastside Elementary in Haines City. Eventually, the position he was looking for opened up and he returned to SPL as Reference Librarian in 1999. In 2003, he became Assistant Director of the Highlands County Library System, serving in that role until the position was eliminated during a late round of budget cuts in 2010. Since then, he has been the Computer Support Specialist for the Heartland Library Cooperative. In 2011, he began serving on the Board of Directors of the Tampa Bay Library Consortium.