Rowling has updated her site with another new news item today. She has handwritten seven leather-bound editions of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, six of which she plans to give as ‘thank-you’ gifts to those who have helped her most, and the seventh of which she will auction off next month for charity.
Unfortunately, there’s no word on publishing the collection for fans, as she did with Quidditch Through the Ages or Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them.
It’s also worth noting that it is the first day of a new month, and for the first time since Rowling’s site opened, we don’t have a new Wizard of the Month. It’s possible that since she opened the WotM archives yesterday, she no longer plans to continue adding more. We’ll keep you updated, of course, if anything changes.