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Chamber of Secrets to be Published in Cambodia

Posted by: sue
May 06, 2009, 11:21 AM

While the final installment in the Harry Potter series has been formally released in 2007, many countries continue to receive new translations of the wildly popular series. The New York Times is reporting today "J.K. Rowling has agreed to donate the rights to the second book in the series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, so that it can be published in Khmer," the Cambodian language. The paper also noted that in effort to help promote literacy and encourage young people to read, Bernie Krisher (publisher of the Cambodia Daily) "convinced J.K. Rowling to donate the rights to the first book so that a low-priced Khmer version could be published, so as to hook young people into reading."

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1242 Points

My roommate, who is from Vietnam, said that she read the books in a multi-volume format. To make the books cheaper, they would print 2-3 volumes per book, sometimes bootleg volumes as well. They’ll probably do a serial format in Cambodia.

Posted by Lucia Meadows on May 06, 2009, 06:41 PM report to moderator
25113 Points

This is the sweetest story I’ve heard in a long time! This is so nice, what a generous thing to do!
They’re going to be so happy-because you know, everyone deserves to be part of this Magical World!

Posted by hpftw on May 06, 2009, 06:57 PM report to moderator
447 Points

That is awesome!

Posted by NymphadoraTonksLupin on May 06, 2009, 09:40 PM report to moderator
484 Points

Now, All in all, COS has 50+ translations. This was great!

Posted by EnricoDc on May 07, 2009, 05:51 AM report to moderator
4630 Points

Reading is extremely important! I’m so happy it’s being published everywhere!!

Posted by Live Laugh Love Potter ♥ROAR♥ on May 07, 2009, 06:53 AM report to moderator
611 Points

JKR has done so much for charity, you just gotta love her. Even if she hadn’t written my all time fav book series she would be amazing just for the love and hope she gives.

Posted by cabo on May 07, 2009, 07:16 AM report to moderator
765 Points

What a great thing for the people of Cambodia, especially the children. At this rate, the books will soon be published in Gobbledegook!

Posted by Verity Weasley on May 07, 2009, 08:02 AM report to moderator
9765 Points

Awww yay! Wonderful literature finds ways to spread out and include everyone who wants it! :)

Posted by maera-kyrie on May 07, 2009, 10:30 AM report to moderator
13596 Points

This is great for the Cambodia people. They deserve some happiness!

Posted by Garden State Geek on May 07, 2009, 12:21 PM report to moderator
791 Points

Cool. I love hearing about HP translations.

Posted by Cellar Door [*SQUEE!*] on May 07, 2009, 12:42 PM report to moderator
5089 Points

This is so great!!!!!! I’m predicting that Harry Potter will be translated to all the languages left very soon!!

Posted by laura399 {WBM} on May 07, 2009, 09:24 PM report to moderator
24135 Points

That’s great! :)

Posted by hermyone*ROAR* on May 07, 2009, 09:56 PM report to moderator
2169 Points

Oh! That´s great! Kids in Cambodia will love it! That´s amazing! J.K rules! I hope the entire Africa read it so the world will be comanded by Pottermaniacs! muhahahahahaha

Posted by Tamyris on May 08, 2009, 02:42 PM report to moderator
2169 Points

By the way, it´s not enough to publish only COS, they have to publish all the books!

Posted by Tamyris on May 08, 2009, 02:44 PM report to moderator
3590 Points

Spreed it to the world I say!!

Posted by Big B [ROAR FTW] on May 08, 2009, 02:49 PM report to moderator
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