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NYTimes Allegedly Buys Last Potter Book and Reveals Plot Details in...

The NY Times has a review of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book even before the book goes on sale. (use for username and password) This is actually quite normal for all books but with Potter, no review copies were sent and no copies were supposed to be sold until Friday night.

Times hasn’t said where they purchased the book and no one else in NY is crowing about purchasing it. is supposed to have shipped it early but the Times posted the review on July 18 and the earliest reporting of those who received the book was on Tuesday, the 17th. I guess its possible that the reviewer sped read the book and composed a review in time for it to appear in the NY Times the following day but it doesn’t really pass the smell test to me. Am I the only one who thinks that the NY Times got a copy of the pirated version and wrote the review from that?

I’m not going to cite the review because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone, but you can go to the review and read the plot and what the reviewer thought of the ending.

Edited to Add: The story of a Harry Potter entrepreneur and how DeepDiscount.Com’s flub made one book buyer a small amount of cash.

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

One Comment

  1. Angelle
    Jul 22, 2007 @ 09:09:57

    Having read the book, I’m not sure if the review really gave away any sig spoiler. Obviously the reviewer couldn’t review without revealing something. *shrug*

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