J.K. Rowling’s New “Fantastic Beasts” Royalties to Be Donated to Comic Relief

With Red Nose Day – an annual fundraising effort of UK charity Comic Relief – being held today, March 24, J.K. Rowling has announced that royalties from the new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them will be donated to Comic Relief, the charity for which the book was originally published in 2001!

Rowling, who also changed her Twitter profile picture to show off a red nose in support of Red Nose Day, quoted a tweet from Pottermore for the announcement:

Metro writes that the 2001 donation to Comic Relief, from both Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, exceeded £17 million. According to a piece in the Bookseller, the partnership is between Pottermore, Bloomsbury, and Comic Relief:

The charity partnership, struck between Pottermore, Bloomsbury and Comic Relief, will see a percentage of both the print editions and the e-book editions sold via pottermore.com.

For more information on this year’s Red Nose Day celebrations, visit their website. For those in the US, Red Nose Day will be celebrated on May 25.

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