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Arthur Levine, Magical Editor

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 01:43 PM

The Baltimore Sun has written a very good profile about the editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter books, Arthur Levine. The story of how he bought the U.S. rights to the books for quite a bargin is mentioned, but the items of interest are about his working relationship with author JKRowling of whom he saysContinued...


Lounge Poll , Letterman Style

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 12:16 PM

Each day in our forum, we have been posting a special new poll of the day until release day. Today, it was this editor's turn, and thus we have a silly David Letterman style poll of "Top Ten Things You Want to see in Book 6"...err maybe ;) Enjoy!
Yesterday's poll of where Harry Should Spend ChristmasContinued...

Forbes Has Trilogy of Potter-ific Articles

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2005, 11:44 AM has a set of three Harry Potter-themed articles in their current issue.
Harry Potter And The Vanishing Brand Magic explores forecasting and sales issues at Scholastic, Wizard Rock profiles Harry & the Potters, and links to one of their songs, and Will The Real Harry Potter Stand Up profilesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Bloomsbury Releases Details on JKR Midnight Reading Video

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 09:14 AM

UK Potter publishers Bloomsbury have just announced their plans to post on their website video and still photos from the midnight Half-Blood Prince release party in Edinburgh. Still photos from the event will be posted on the Bloomsbury Harry Potter website at 9am Saturday morning. TheyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

USA Today Feature Series on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 08:10 AM

With the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince so close now, the USA Today newspaper has a feature section up all about the boy wizard and the books. There are numerous articles included in this feature, which you can see here. Our own managing editor Melissa Anelli was interviewed about theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Books Sold Early In Indianapolis

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 07:25 AM

The Ap is reporting this morning that two men in Indianapolis bought copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince already.

Tim Meyer, 33, and Andrew Rauscher, 25, told The Indianapolis Star they purchased the books at a downtown store on Monday. They declined to provide the store'sContinued...

Bloomsbury Releases UK Children's Edition Back Cover & TEXT

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 07:11 AM

Bloomsbury has just released the back cover of the U.K. Children's Edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince along with the text summary. Check it out here! ( Spoiler caution )

Potter fan probably lost in London bombing

Posted by: Melissa
July 13, 2005, 07:18 PM

Philip let us know that the London Evening Standard newspaper carried a report today (July 13) on all the victims of last week's outrage (those confirmed dead and those who are still missing) and in its tribute to Carrie, aged 24, said that on the night before the terror attacks Carrie "interruptedContinued...


Leaky Lounge Proudly Presents The Half-Blood Prince Reading Groups

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 04:14 PM

Hello everyone! I am thrilled to pass on this announcement from our very own Nick Rhein, administrator of the Leaky Lounge:
We are pleased to announce the formation of reading-and-discussion groups for HBP at Leaky Lounge. These groups will be as custom-tailored as possibleContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Newsday: JKR Feeding her Fan Base

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 03:31 PM

Newsday has this article today about our favourite author JK Rowling, and the way that she is spending this special release weekend of Half-Blood Prince with her readers. JKR will be spending the weekend with the 70 cub reporters lucky enough to win a trip to interview the author in Edinburgh. There are also twoContinued...

Cover Art

Entire Jacket Cover of Deluxe Half-Blood Prince Book

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 11:50 AM

Scholastic has officially released today the entire jacket cover of the Deluxe version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince.
On their website Scholastic says:

"We are excited to release more artwork than ever before for this spectacular deluxe edition, where layers of suspenseContinued...

Rankin Interviews

Chris Rankin Webchat

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 11:23 AM

Actor Chris Rankin who plays Percy Weasley will hold a webchat on the BBC Norfolk site Friday July 22nd to discuss your thoughts about what happened in Half-Blood Prince. You can join in at this link when the chat takes place.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon to Deliver as Scheduled

Posted by: Kristin
July 13, 2005, 11:16 AM

We've received concerned emails from several Leaky readers over a notification they received from regarding delivery of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

We're happy to let you know that we've begun preparing your order for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" for delivery.Continued...


Harry Potter by Charles Dickens

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 09:28 AM

The Star-Telegram has a very cute story today by writer Jeff Guinn who supposes what it would be like if the Harry Potter stories were written by an author other than J.K. Rowling. For fun, he took a chapter from the Harry Potter series and speculated how that same chapter would read if it written by legendaryContinued...

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One Half-Blood Prince Book Sold Accidently in NY

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 08:40 AM

Our readers have let us know about this story where a drugstore in New York accidently put the Half-Blood Prince books on sale early. A copy of the book was sold before the mistake was realised, and the books were then pulled off the shelves. The people who bought the book said they will be returningContinued...

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