But I want to say here that Accio Quote! will not print anything about the plot specifics of Book 7 from unofficial sources, and if an official source slips up and blurts something out about the Giant Squid, we won't print that either -- until the book is out for a few days. Examples of official sources would be Jo herself, Arthur A. Levine, Stephen Fry, and Jim Dale, all people whom we are certain will be careful about what they say. We will also continue our policy of posting non-Jo interviews to but not this website.
I was chagrined that we didn't have the "June" 2000 article that Herald writer Anne Johnstone cites in ; however . The actual date of the article is July 8, 2000, even though the interview actually took place in June. What is interesting is that the original version of the "death cannot be reversed" quote is different -- and more interesting -- than we were told yesterday. Can you spot the difference? 
More on Beedle the Bard
As reported by , (free registration required) have added to their information on the Beedle the Bard including this information from Jo on its creation
When I conceived the idea of writing The Tales of Beedle the Bard in full, I was intrigued to discover how wizarding fairy-tales would differ from those told to muggle children. In the latter, witches and wizards are relegated to walk-on, if pivotal, roles; within The Tales of Beedle the Bard, they themselves are the heroes and heroines.
You might think that magic would solve any fairy-tale dilemma, but it transpires that there is always somebody who can cast a more powerful curse, or a creature who will not yield to one's best enchantments. Then, the intractable and eternal human predicaments of love, death and the pursuit of happiness are not necessarily resolved any more easily by the possessors of wands.
So these wizarding fairy-tales have much in common with their muggle counterparts: they exist to express human hopes and fears, and to teach a lesson or two. There are, however, a few important differences: witches tend to save themselves, rather than waiting around for a man to do it, and young wizards are warned, not against the dangers and temptations of the outside world, but of their own magical powers.
The Tales of Beedle the Bard is really a distillation of the themes found in the Harry Potter books, and writing it has been the most wonderful way to say goodbye to a world I loved and lived in for seventeen years.
The Telegraph has posted where Jo reportedly says "[I felt] euphoria, devastated, when I finished one chapter near the end I absolutely howled, it had been planned for so long." AQ staffers Jules and Michael will be working together to get you the scoop as quickly as possible!
Edit: RTE also have of this interview. Jo reportedly describes herself as "quite swotty" like Hermione, tells us that Harry is "totally imaginary" and "Scar is quite near the end, but it's not the last word."
Edit2: The BBC are also . Here she is reported to say that Ron Weasley was a lot like her oldest friend Sean.
Edit3: And from the which in addition to the above quotes add Jo saying of the actors who play her characters "It's a weird relationship. It's a peculiar feeling, parental, and yet there's this place where you're inhabiting the same characters... strangely intense from my point of view... to keep it all British has been a hell of an achievement."