MyLeaky Login

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

Rss-icon
News » Books » Book Translations

News

HBP Released in Poland Today

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2006, 06:14 PM

The Polish translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released at midnight tonight in over 1,000 bookstores throughout that country. According to an article on the Polskie Radio website, both hardcover and paperback versions will be available. (*Note: The Leaky Cauldron takes no responsibilityContinued...

Cover Art

Spanish HBP Cover Published Online

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2006, 04:09 PM

The cover of the Spanish translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince may now be viewed at HarryLatino.com. As we have reported, the book will be released on February 23, 2006.
Thanks, Pablo!

Books

A Sneak at Italian Harry Book Cover

Posted by: Melissa
January 05, 2006, 01:44 PM

Reader Mariano has sent us what appears to be the Italian cover art for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; you can see the whole thing here He has also given us a loose translation of the back text, which is this quote from HBP (which is from the English editions, not a translated Italian one):

""Oh,Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Buona Festa! The Italian Edition of HBP arrives Jan. 6

Posted by: sue
January 02, 2006, 02:25 PM

The Italian edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince goes on sale at midnight on January 5. January 6 is the La Befana holiday in Italy where legend has it that the "Befana" or an old woman with a broom, goes and delivers presents to children. The Italian publishers of theContinued...

HBP Rocks the World

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2005, 01:46 PM

We've told you about the phenomenal sales of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Well, those numbers are climbing even higher! The Sofia News Agancy reports that nearly 300,000 copies of the six Harry Potter novels have sold in Bulgaria so far. In addition, HBP goes on sale in Israel tomorrow. Haaretz.com reportsContinued...

Books

Thai HP Translator Talks About JKR's "Magic Words"

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2005, 08:30 PM

The Thai translation of HBP is being released at midnight tonight (300,000 copies have been reserved in advance), and Thai Day has an interview with translator Sumalee Bumroongsook. The translator, who convinced the managing director of Nanmee Books to produce the Thai translation of the HP booksContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Release Date of Japanese "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 07:15 AM

Today, the release date for the Japanese edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been announced. The publishers say this edition will be available on May 17th, 2006. Thanks Di!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

The Return of R.A.B?

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2005, 10:12 AM

As many of you know, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we learned of a character called R.A.B. that played a key role involving a locket and Voldemort's Horcrux. There has been a great deal of speculation and reports about the possible identity of that character. Yesterday, the Dutch version of Harry Potter andContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince to be released in Romania November 26th

Posted by: sue
November 07, 2005, 06:26 AM

The Romanina edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on November 26th. Lucky from Harry Potter Romanian World let us know that Harry Potter si Printul
Semipur
will have 600 pages, and you can see a copy of the book release announcement, here. There will beContinued...

Spanish Publication Date for El Libro 6

Posted by: Melissa
November 04, 2005, 10:14 AM

"Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe" ("Harry Potter and the Mystery of the Prince"), the Spanish translation of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," will be released in Spain and Latin America on February 23, 2006. Three different Spanish versions will be printed;Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Chinese HBP Release Pic

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2005, 04:31 PM

Check out a pic from the release of the Chinese HBP, right here, from Shanghai on Oct. 15, 2005.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Released in China, Portugal

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2005, 06:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has now been released in two more countries over the weekend; China and Portugal. In China, some 800,000 copies of the book were distributed at bookstores where eager fans snapped up the copies of Book Six. In Portugal, many fans got their long awaitedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

German Potter Fan Gets Violent Over HBP

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2005, 10:19 AM

Tired of waiting for his copy of book six, a German HP fan threatened to kill people unless he got a book. The 24-year-old stole six copies of the book from a shop in the Hanover railway station, ran into another shop to get a bag, punched a customer in the face, and ran across a train platform, threateningContinued...

Books

Over 300 Million Potter Books Sold Worldwide

Posted by: sue
October 04, 2005, 08:59 AM

It was announced today that sales of copies of the Harry Potter books have topped the 300 million mark. The books have been translated into 63 languages, including Latin and Welsh.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince released in France, Taiwan

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 09:38 AM

Over the weekend, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in France and Taiwan. In France, thousands of eager fans snatched up copies of "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele", which had a record breaking two millon copies printed. In Taiwan, hundreds of fans stood in lineContinued...