MyLeaky Login

Join the largest Harry Potter Social Network on the Web! | FAQ

In the News

JKR and Bloomsbury Speak Out About Early Reviews

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Posted by: Edward
July 19, 2007, 02:53 PM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels, issued a press release today in response to copies of the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, being released prior to the ‘UK, US and worldwide embargo time agreed with retailers, suppliers, and all third parties involved of 00.01AM British Summer Time on Saturday July 21st 2007.’ Being ‘extremely dismayed’ of the breach, the publishers note the worldwide embargo that the publisher’s customers in 93 various countries ‘robustly support’ and is being enforced ‘without exception.’

The press release also contains statements from author Jo Rowling and the publisher in regards to some media outlets releasing unauthenticated information against the specific the wishes of Jo Rowling and the publishers. Jo Rowling said today, in a statement:

“I am staggered that some American newspapers have decided to publish purported spoilers in the form of reviews in complete disregard of the wishes of literally millions of readers, particularly children, who wanted to reach Harry’s final destination by themselves, in their own time. I am incredibly grateful to all those newspapers, booksellers and others who have chosen not to attempt to spoil Harry’s last adventure for fans.”

UK publisher Bloomsbury goes on to comment in the press release on the worldwide embargo that the publishers customers in 93 various countries, ‘robustly support’ the 12:01am BST embargo on the books. The publisher also issued a thank-you to the many media outlets around the world who have supported their efforts and not released speculated information prior to the release. In part the statement reads:

We would like to thank our customers and suppliers again for their full support given in so many different ways. We would also like to thank the worldwide media for their own observance of, and strict policing of, the embargo to preserve the secrecy of the plot for the readers of Harry Potter.

Previous Article | Next Article Browse all Recent Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows News

12 Comments

Mara Joya
Posted by Mara Joya on July 19, 2007, 08:22 PM report to moderator
danny
Posted by danny on July 19, 2007, 08:46 PM report to moderator
Naria
Posted by Naria on July 19, 2007, 08:49 PM report to moderator
mitzim
Posted by mitzim on July 19, 2007, 09:48 PM report to moderator
karen (the one without the avatar!)
Posted by karen (the one without the avatar!) on July 19, 2007, 09:49 PM report to moderator
Naria
Posted by Naria on July 19, 2007, 10:03 PM report to moderator
Serge Gingras
Posted by Serge Gingras on July 19, 2007, 10:15 PM report to moderator
Michelle
Posted by Michelle on July 20, 2007, 12:37 AM report to moderator
ElladoraSnape
Posted by ElladoraSnape on July 20, 2007, 12:56 AM report to moderator
Terel
Posted by Terel on July 20, 2007, 01:03 AM report to moderator
jeremy
Posted by jeremy on July 20, 2007, 04:03 AM report to moderator
MekareQ
Posted by MekareQ on July 20, 2007, 04:08 AM report to moderator
You must be logged in to MyLeaky to comment. Please click here to log in.

Finding Hogwarts
PotterCast Interviews Jo Rowling! Click here to Listen! The Books Everything...Half-Blood Prince...and the rest of the HP Films Leaky Apps

Guess That Book

Mrs. Dursley was thin and blonde and had nearly twice the usual amount of neck, which came in very useful as she spent so much of her time craning over garden fences, spying on the neighbors.

Learn to knit your own 'Weasley Sweater'. Learn to brew your own 'Butterbeer'. Find out how at Leaky Crafts!

Scribbulus Essay Project

Issue 28 - Aug. 2014

Scribbulus is THE place for Leaky Cauldron readers to submit their essays and opinion pieces!
See more over at Scribbulus!