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Celebrity Death Match: Potter Publisher v. Britain’s Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart owns a chain of super market stores in Britain known as Asda. According to Bloomsbury, the publisher of Harry Potter books, Asda owes them money and until the bill is paid in full, no books for them. Bloomsbury, aka the Soup Nazi, is canceling the shipment to Asda as of now. Asda claims it is because it criticized Bloomsbury for the high retail price ($37) of the last Potter installment. We’ll see who blinks first.

Update They’ve kissed and made up.

Via USA Today.

Jane Litte is the founder of Dear Author, a lawyer, and a lover of pencil skirts. She self publishes NA and contemporaries (and publishes with Berkley and Montlake) and spends her downtime reading romances and writing about them. Her TBR pile is much larger than the one shown in the picture and not as pretty. You can reach Jane by email at jane @ dearauthor dot com


  1. Karen Scott
    Jul 17, 2007 @ 15:36:29

    Bloomsbury were just cutting off their nose to spite their face. Harry Potter books at Asda Stores would have practically flown off the shelves.

  2. DS
    Jul 17, 2007 @ 18:06:29

    Ah, Potterdamerung draws nigh.

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