Update: 'Harry Potter' prequel sold for nearly $50,000

  June 10, 2008 at 12:41 PM ET
  Geri     HPANA (via Various)
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A few weeks ago we let you know about the short prequel to Harry Potter that author JK Rowling had written to benefit British charities, English PEN, the writers’ association, and Dyslexia Action. Later todayopens in new window her prequel, as well as other stories written by famous authors, will go up for auction, with frenzy bidding expected.

Tomorrow a copy of the story will be displayed in Waterstonesopens in new window branches and on its website and in August, a book containing all the stories from the authors will go on sale.

UPDATE: J.K. Rowling's prequel soldopens in new window for 25,000 pounds ($48,858) to an absent bidder.

UPDATE II: Thanks to TLCopens in new window for letting us know that you can view a video reportopens in new window about the auction online.

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