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Tales of Beedle the Bard Pre-Orders "Shipping Soon"

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2008, 07:23 PM

With just four days left until the release of the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, fans (including this editor) who have pre-ordered their copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard have started seeing their order status set to "shipping soon" or "dispatching soon." Very exciting businessContinued...

Art

First Look: Mary GrandPre Exhibit, Including New Alternate Covers for "Deathly Hallows," "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
November 18, 2008, 12:51 PM

As reported previously, an exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. Today, thanks to TLC staffer Jeff,Continued...

J.K. Rowling

Extract of New Work by J.K. Rowling on the Forest Scene of "Deathly Hallows" for Prince Charles Birthday Book

Posted by: sue
November 13, 2008, 03:36 PM

Several months ago, we told you that author J.K Rowling would be contributing to a new book honoring the Prince of Wales, Prince Charles for his 60th birthday. This book will benefit the Prince's Foundation for Children and the Arts charity.Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 172: The Subway

Posted by: Edward
November 11, 2008, 08:40 PM

The 172nd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is now online (along with an entire new week of vlogs) with the start of our three part series where we examine Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling's The Beedle the Bard stories prior to its release. As always, Sue starts off the show with the latest news, whichContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 171: This is Halloween

Posted by: Edward
October 31, 2008, 01:02 AM

First, have you checked out and subscribed to PotterCast's new daily vlogs? Second:: As Halloween is now upon us, we have a treat for you in the form of a brand new episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast.  Our 171st episode kicks off with Sue's News, which includes Scholastic's interviews with aContinued...

Books

Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

Posted by: sue
October 30, 2008, 05:16 PM

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsoldContinued...

Books

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Nominated for Independent Bookseller Award

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2008, 02:19 PM

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been nominated for the Independent Bookseller Book Prize in the Children's book category. The Times reports the winner of this award, "given to the writer of the book most enjoyed by customers of specialist bookshops acrossContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 170: Accio Lunch!

Posted by: Edward
October 23, 2008, 09:50 PM

We have for you tonight the latest episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast.  In the 170th edition of the show, we update you on the little redesign Leaky has seen over the past week, as well as bring you the latest news including: Emma's Flare Magazine photo spread, new Harry Potter yarn with sock patterns,Continued...

Books

"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" to be Published in Braille, 23 Foreign Language editions

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2008, 01:05 PM

A quick update today regarding the upcoming publication of the new book from J.K. Rowling. As noted by the Bookseller and now seen on the Children's High Level website, a press release indicates that The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be published in Braille "producedContinued...

Books

Marketing Professor: Only Hufflepuffs Totally Loyal to Harry

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 04:33 PM

The Telegraph is reporting tonight that a professor in the UK has done a study on readers of the Harry Potter novels, with the findings apparently revealing there are four distinct type of readers. According to the report, Professor Stephen Brown of the Ulster Business School says theContinued...

Books

Original "Beedle the Bard" On Display Here in New York City in December

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:24 AM

With the news of a special party in Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the contests to win a trip to this event, comes word  now that one of the seven original handwritten copies of the book will be on display to the public here in New York CityContinued...

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Scholastic Announces Children's Essay Contest to Win Trip to "Beedle the Bard" Release Party

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:12 AM

As a follow to what we first reported below, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have now formally announced a Children's Essay Contest to win a trip to Scotland for the release of  The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This contest, openContinued...

Books

J.K. Rowling to Host Party in Scotland for Release of "Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 07:43 AM

The Scotsman is reporting today that Harry Potter author will be holding a tea party at the National Library of Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This special book, proceeds to benefit the Children's High Level Group charity, will be released on DecemberContinued...

Radcliffe Interviews

Dan Radcliffe Talks Epilogue of "Deathly Hallows" Movie and more on Inside Actors Studio

Posted by: Edward
October 16, 2008, 11:53 AM

As readers will remember, a few weeks back we first told you that actor Dan Radcliffe (Harry Potter) would be a guest on the Bravo channel show "Inside the Actors Studio" for their new season.  The recording of the program took place early last week atContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

"Half-Blood Prince," "Deathly Hallows" Amazon UK Top Sellers of All Time

Posted by: sue
October 07, 2008, 11:16 AM

Amazon is celebrating ten years of online retailing this year, and as such, Amazon.co.uk has released a list of the top-selling books over this period. The Bookseller reports that the two top spots for the UK branch of the retailer are held by books from author J.K. Rowling: NumberContinued...