Bloomsbury to Publish Illustrated Versions of Harry Potter Books


Feb 23, 2012

Posted by Melissa Anelli

In an Associated Press story about the new adult J.K. Rowling book, Bloomsbury has revealed future plans for the Harry Potter novels:

“…we intend to publish illustrated editions of all seven
Harry Potter books in a rolling program from 2013 onwards in addition to
our partnership on e-books with the Pottermore website,” the publisher
said in a statement. In the U.S., Scholastic spokeswoman Kyle Good noted
that Scholastic didn’t publish adult books.

“We will continue to publish her children’s books in the U.S.,” Good said Thursday.

The Harry Potter books will remain with Bloomsbury and Scholastic in Britain and the U.S., respectively.
(Thanks to our friends at Hypable for pointing out that it is Bloomsbury, not Scholastic, publishing the new editions!)

18 Responses to Bloomsbury to Publish Illustrated Versions of Harry Potter Books

Avatar Imagehermy007 says: cool! not sure i'll get them...oh what am i saying of course i will! :DAvatar Imagewandmastercalum says: Let the milking of Harry Potter begin :/Avatar ImageValeria-Johanna says: Surely it will depend on whether they are good illustrations?Avatar Imagerettophantom says: Can they get an all new artist then? Mary GrandPre has done enough by now surely? Let's see a new visionAvatar ImageBellatrixRiddle says: Whoever illustrates better keep to their minds and the descriptions in the book and not the movies. The casting was great of course but I'd love to see another vision of it Avatar ImageLunaLuver says: It'll be very interesting to see how these turn out. :)Avatar Imagemoe miron says: Please tell me they aren't turning them into Graphic Novels--I think I'll cry. Avatar ImageJoRowlingRocks says: Um... Aren't the American editions already illustrated?Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: Keep improving, HP!!!!!Avatar Imagekatelyner123 says: thats awesome!!!!!!!!!! omg i will be standing outside the book stores!!!Avatar ImageMad But Happy says: Sounds interesting! All the images will get uploaded onto the internet, though. lolAvatar Imageglow_freak says: Awesome!Avatar Imagekyrstalkris says: I'm quite excited really! Hopefully they do the books in some form of justice because we all know nothing can compete with the original book series. (:Avatar Imagenimbus xl says: @JoRowlingRocks Yes but the UK/Ireland editions by Bloomsbury never were, nor would this be considered adult editions. I'd love to see someone like Quentin Blake do the illustrations, he did a wonderful illustration of The Forest and I'd love to see more, but it looks as if the books will just use the Pottermore pictures.Avatar ImageNundu says: Whatever became of the 10th anniversary editions of the American versions? They released a nice one with additional artwork for SS, but no more after that.Avatar Imagelovelle says: OHHHH!!! Good idea! the picture above alone is already awesome! Can't wait to see the others! :D Keep the fandom alive!Avatar ImageWeenyOwl says: I love Mary GrandPre's artwork, but it will be interesting to see what they come up with. I agree with moe miron, though - graphic novels would be a travesty! Something along the lines of Neil Gaiman's 'Stardust,' with lots of beautiful color plates but not comic-book-type illustrations on every page, would be nice.Avatar ImageMagical Arts says: I love to see diffrent covers and illustrasions, it can be very interesting to see what the artist has done to make the book look interesting and that people, yeah, want to buy it! .. But, ofc it's not the appearance that matters, haha.. Well, sounds exciting!

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