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Posted on Sunday 29 March 2009 at 8:35 am

I missed something

Yesterday I was at Barnes and Noble and I saw Steve Van der Ark's Harry Potter Lexicon on a shelf. This is presumably a modified version of the one that lost at trial, but I totally missed when they got permission to print even the modified version. The court ruling against the original made it clear that a modified one would be allowed and I knew it would happen eventually, I just didn't realize it had happened. I still don't think there will be that big of an audience since most of the people hooked on Harry Potter enough to want it will know about it being online. I suspect there will be enough kids and parents who pick it up unknowingly for everyone to make a decent profit, but I don't think it will be that big.


train_lindz at 1:35 pm on 29 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
I haven't seen it out yet, but I remember reading that they had to make a lot of changes - more editorials, opinions and discussions, rather then simply a layout of canon facts, which is all that it really was.

Don't think it will do very well!

bratty_jedi at 12:47 pm on 30 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)
It wasn't part of the lawsuit, but there were issues with the editorials, etc. last time because he was taking content off the website that other people had written without asking their permission, giving them any profits, etc. I wonder if all that got settled as well.
Lexicon Steve
hp_lexicon at 5:15 pm on 29 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)

The book is actually doing very well indeed. Most of the additional commentary in the book doesn't appear in the online version of the Lexicon, so the two complement each other quite nicely. I was at a fan gathering two weeks ago in Phoenix, with the kind of fans who know the books very well, and they were very excited about the Lexicon book. It's really a celebration of the delightful world Rowling created.

(Anonymous) at 10:47 pm on 30 March 2009 (UTC) (Link)

Harry Potter Lexicon

Steve is doing a lot of touring around the country, http://www.rdrbooks.com/tours/lexicon_tour.html, and the crowd response has been terrific. He spent 18 months writing the Lexicon after reading the Rowling novels more than 40 times.

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