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USA Today Talks HBP Paperback, Book Seven

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:10 PM

USA Today has a new article about the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback, which comes out tomorrow. In addition to the anticipation by booksellers of brisk sales of the book ("It is going to be crazy," says one seller), the paper also mentions the Scholastic sponsoredContinued...

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Another Press Mention of Possible Book Seven in 07

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2006, 11:53 AM

Today there was another mention of a possible Book Seven release date coming in 2007. Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books, issued an early statement about the outlook of the company ahead of their annual stockholder meeting today, and wire reports are again including mentionsContinued...

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Bloomsbury Looks for Vilest Villain

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2006, 10:21 AM

Bloomsbury, publishers of the U.K. Harry Potter books, has launched a search for the literary villains readers most love to hate. As part of a campaign to promote Mark Walden's novel, H.I.V.E. ("Higher Institute of Villanous Education"), Bloomsbury has created a website where readers can vote forContinued...

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Bloomsbury Purchases Methuen Drama Ltd.

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2006, 03:21 AM

Bloomsbury, publisher of the Harry Potter series in the U.K. has announced that it purchased Methuen Drama Ltd. on Thursday for £2.35 million ($4.4 million USD). In doing so, Bloomsbury has acquired the publishing rights for the works of such playrights as Oscar Wilde, including "The ImportanceContinued...

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Calder of Bloomsbury: Book Seven "Likely" in 2007

Posted by: sue
May 25, 2006, 09:10 AM

Wire reports are now online of an interview with Liz Calder, Director of publishing at Bloomsbury, where she comments on JKR and the possibily of Book Seven coming next year. She does NOT say that a 2007 release is certain, but that she "hopes," and thinks it is "likely." J.K.Continued...

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Cover Art to Half-Blood Prince Paperback

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2006, 09:55 AM

Scholastic has released the cover art for the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which you can see in our galleries, here. Looking very similar to the original, Half-Blood Prince will be released in paperback here in the US on July 25; the UK paperback from Bloomsbury is dueContinued...

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Another Book Seven Release Date Rumor

Posted by: sue
April 10, 2006, 07:41 AM

Today the Guardian newspaper featured a piece on UK Harry Potter book publishers Bloomsbury, and there was a mention of Book Seven "probably" being released next year. The article highlighted again the future plans of the company after the last book comes out. Quotage:

The fact that Harry Potter andContinued...

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Bloomsbury Set to Launch Special Harry Potter Box-Set, New Audio Series

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 08:11 PM

In addition to the earlier news about their profits from the Harry Potter books, UK Publisher Bloomsbury also revealed some upcoming plans for the next five years related to the series. The AP reports that :

"The date for the seventh and final book has not yet beenContinued...

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Bloomsbury Announces Profits

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2006, 12:34 PM

Bloomsbury, the publisher of the UK Harry Potter books, will be announcing major profits this week, according to Wales.co.uk.

"Bloomsbury has put investors on standby for profits of at least £20m, so debate in the City is focused on whether it can beat that benchmark. Six analysts suggest Bloomsbury will reportContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Paperback Now Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: sue
March 23, 2006, 09:51 AM

The US paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now available for pre-order from retailers such as Amazon.com and Barnes and Noble. As we reported previously, the paperback edition of Book Six from Scholastic will be released on July 25 here in the States. TheContinued...

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Full "House of Black" Family Tree from JKR on Display Tonight

Posted by: sue
February 20, 2006, 04:50 PM

As we have been telling you for the past couple of weeks now, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a special piece of work for a charity auction to benefit Book Aid International. A preview of these items was held tonight in London, and included the full rendition of Jo's"Continued...

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HBP Book Thief Sentenced to Prison Term

Posted by: sue
January 19, 2006, 09:10 AM

In June of last year, we reported on the case of two men, who stole early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and then tried to sell them to the tabloids. These men were later caught and arrested. Today, one of the men involved was sentenced to four - and -a half years in jail for his involvementContinued...

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Followup: HBP Book Thief Back in Court

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 06:19 PM

Earlier this summer we told you about the fiasco that took place in England where two men stole early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from a printing facility and then tried to sell them to the tabloid newspaper The Sun. While there was gunplay involved in this caper, no one was injured andContinued...

HBP Paperback Release Date (UK) Announced

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2005, 10:09 AM

Bloomsbury announced that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released in paperback on Friday June 23rd, 2006! As noted on the Bloomsbury Harry Potter site, the book "will be published with two jackets, one for children and one for the adult market."
Thank you, Roonwit!

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Bloomsbury's Profit Increased in Run-Up to Book Six

Posted by: Melissa
September 13, 2005, 02:11 PM

Bloomsbury, who publish the HP books in the UK, credited overseas expansion and sales of the first five Harry Potter books, not the release of Book Six, for a 12.4 percent rise in first-half pretax profit. Bloomsbury has recently expanded its publishing from the UK into the United States andContinued...