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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Newsday: Now What?

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 09:38 PM

Newsday had an article today about post-HBP depression - "Now what?" the piece asks Potter fans.
Thanks Jamie!


PotterCast on Apple eNews

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 06:01 PM

Apple sent out its eNews newsletter today to its millions of subscribers about all the new products it unveiled yesterday, and they included the following:

"To date, customers have subscribed to over 7 million podcasts. No wonder: you can now find over 15,000 free podcasts on the iTunes Music Store. The number keepsContinued...

iTunes Downloads

HP Audio Books Soar to Top of iTunes Charts

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 03:57 PM

A quick look the U.S. iTunes AudioBook store reveals that less than 24 hours after the announcement of their release, HP books are ripping up the charts at iTunes. The rankings stand thus, at this moment:

1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($49.95)
3.The Complete Harry Potter ($249.00)
4.Harry PotterContinued...


Goblet Trailer Attached to Corpse Bride, to Hit Web Shortly

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 03:33 PM

WB has confirmed that the full trailer for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire will run with Tim Burton's The Corpse Bride, also a WB film, which debuts Sept. 16 in select cities and Sept. 23 in North America. It will also be on the Web at that time.
The other trailers thatContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Transcontinental to Print French HBP in Canada

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 03:28 PM

The Brandon Sun reports from Montreal that Transcontinental, Canada's largest book printer, has won the rights to publish the French edition of HBP across the country. The book will be 720 pages and the first run will be more than 200,000; it will be available Oct. 1.


New GoF Posters from France

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 10:53 AM

French site Film de Culte has posted two posters for GoF, of Harry and Ron. Check them out! Thanks to everyone who sent them in!
Update: has sent us two pics of these signs on the subway, including one of Hermione:


Update: More on our "Harry Potter on the Subway" series, from MarcolasContinued...

Potter Fans for Katrina Victims Effort Update

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 10:42 AM

It's day three of our drive, and the good hearts taking part in the Potter for Katrina Victims relief fund have raised $4,000. Keep it going, guys. Keep it going. Spread the word by posting the PayPal button (TXT file of the code here) or linking to this post, where you can find all the info youContinued...

Film Images

GoF Pics in Hi-Res

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 07:46 PM

WB sent over some previously-seen GoF photos in high-resolution, check 'em out:
Newell and Karkaroff
Newell and Dan Radcliffe
Newell, the Hogwarts Champs, Rita Skeeter
Newell and Cedric


PotterCast Shows Up in Apple Keynote - Jobs a PotterHead? - Also on Apple Store!

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 06:17 PM

More iPod news! And this time it's to do with our own PotterCast.
Today, during the same keynote in which Apple announced all this Harry-Potter-meets-iPod news, keynote speaker and head honcho Steve Jobs gave us a sneak peek into his personal library - where, downloaded,Continued...

iTunes Downloads

Potter Downloads Available on the Cauldron Shop

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 05:31 PM

The newly downloadable Harry Potter books are now available through the Cauldron Shop for the US and the UK, which means you can support the Floo Network of sites, including TLC, by buying through it. The links will take you directly to the book's page in iTunes.
And this comes up right in timeContinued...

iTunes Downloads

Random House: Digital HP Books Include DigiBooklet and JKR Readings

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 04:14 PM

Random House sent over the press release on the Harry Potter iTunes release, which reveals that the complete Digital Box Set (all six books, $249.00) includes a full color digital booklet as well as "previously unreleased readings from author J.K. Rowling."

JKR Rallies Potter Fans Against eBay Fakes

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 03:19 PM

In this item on her site, Jo Rowling urges fans again not to trust that anything claiming to be signed by her on eBay is an item with which she has "ever been on the same continent."

"As far as I can tell from watching the 'signed' Harry Potter merchandise on e-Bay, for every (asContinued...

J.K. Rowling: Announces Digital Harry

Posted by: sue
September 07, 2005, 01:59 PM

J.K.Rowling has updated her website with a statement about the release of the Harry Potter books on iTunes. She writes:

"Today sees a new Harry Potter launch: audio digital files are now available through Apple iTunes in the US, Europe and Japan (English language)!

Many Harry Potter fans have been keen forContinued...

Apple Unveils PotterPod, Brings Downloadable Harry Potter to iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 12:34 PM

Yvonne and Caroline let us know that Steve Jobs just announced that all Harry Potter audio books are now available on iTunes, and an engraved iPod with the Hogwarts crest is now available! (Hey, great to listen to PotterCast on! :).
See the new iPod here.

J.K. Rowling

Images from Jo Rowling's Appearance at National Portrait Gallery

Posted by: Melissa
September 07, 2005, 12:33 PM

We've got two pics of J.K. Rowling's appearance at the National Portrait Gallery in London for you, as well as a larger shot of the art itself:

Jo alone
Jo with her painting
The portrait
The painting is by artist Stuart Pearson. Jo said of the portrait:
"...I love it. I haveContinued...

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