|If you haven’t heard by now, let me tell you. The seventh and last Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowlings, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” will be released for sale at midnight, morning of July 21. I’m sure by the end of the weekend, not only will every SIYE member have their own copy, but most of …er…us, will have completed reading it.|
With this latest book comes a new category on SIYE for posting stories, Post-DH. This category is for all stories written after the release of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” However, not everybody will be able to get their hands on a copy and finish reading it within the next few days. I already know the sign-up list at my local library has over 38 names on it. We don’t want to ruin anybody’s anticipation from hearing how the book ends before they have a chance to read the story for themselves.
Therefore, SIYE will not post any Post-DH stories until August 1, 2007. Stories in the validation stack will remain there until that date. Any stories that do make it past the validation stack and onto SIYE in any way will be immediately deleted, no warnings given or questions asked. Also included are any comments, reviews, author’s notes, or any other avenue on SIYE that leaves any SPOILERS. This goes for EVERYBODY. We want every reader to be able to enjoy the 7th story on their own without being told the ending or any other parts of the story in advance. So, spoilers will not be tolerated. After the 1st of August, we’ll let the gates open and we can talk all about it. I hope to see some really good stories to come out based on this latest and last book.