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.