With the German translation to be released in two weeks, German fans impatiently awaiting "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" recently had a chance to get ahold of Chapter 1 while simultaneously helping out the homeless:
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling gave the papers permission to publish the German version of the first chapter of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix to boost sales of the papers. The papers' profits go toward projects benefiting homeless people.
...11 newspapers across Germany went on sale at the stroke of midnight as Harry Potter fans lined up to get their hands on a preview of what to expect in the latest book about the popular wizard in training. Another 13 papers in various German cities were to follow in the coming weeks.