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Book News Roundup: UK "Deathly Hallows" Paperback Due this Week, JKR Against Book "Age Banding" and More

Posted by: sue
July 07, 2008, 05:54 PM

While there has been much ado recently with the long awaited release of glorious high res new photos from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and the HBP video game news, we do have updates regarding the Harry Potter books series today.

First aContinued...

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PotterCast 158: Crab People

Posted by: Edward
July 02, 2008, 03:48 AM


PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online this evening with its 158th episode. In the news this week, Sue brings us information on Jason Isaacs in the “Deathly Hallows” film, actress Kate Mulgrew joining Dan Radcliffe in the Broadway production of “Equus,” and news on Emma Watson’sContinued...

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Cauldron Shop Update: Sale on Deluxe "Deathly Hallows", Pre-Order Anniversary "Sorcerer's Stone"

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2008, 10:56 PM

If you are looking to do a bit of reading this summer, have we got a deal for you. The US Hardcover Deluxe edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows from Scholastic is currently on sale this weekend in our Cauldron Shop, at a very low price of $13.00Continued...

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Hindi Edition of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Released

Posted by: Edward
June 27, 2008, 10:42 PM

Nearly a year after the publication of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” in the States and UK, the Hindi edition of the final installment in author J. K. Rowling’s series has been released. Starting on Friday, readers were able to purchase the book, which containsContinued...

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Harry Potter Book Sales Top 400 Million Mark

Posted by: sue
June 17, 2008, 05:17 PM

There are some new numbers out today, regarding the sales of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. The Bookseller.com reports that world wide sales of the beloved series about the boy wizard have topped the 400 million mark. Even more impressive is that the books are now available in 67 languagesContinued...

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PotterCast 156: Drumsticks?

Posted by: Edward
June 16, 2008, 01:03 AM


PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is online tonight with its 156th episode of Harry Potter news, discussion, and more. This week Sue brings us the latest on the charity auction of the 800-word story card written by J. K. Rowling, including its winning bidder, their future plans for the card, and, most importantly,Continued...

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Rowling and Radcliffe Make Forbes Celebrity 100 List for 2008

Posted by: Edward
June 12, 2008, 12:01 AM

Once again, Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has made Forbes Magazine’s annual listing of The Celebrity 100. Forbes tracks a number of statistics throughout the year, producing this ranking of the most powerful celebrities. Coming in at number nine on the list, J. K. Rowling was rankedContinued...

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PotterCast 155: We Fly, Of Course

Posted by: Edward
June 11, 2008, 02:53 AM


The 155th episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is now online for your listening pleasure. This episode brings you the latest discussion of J. K. Rowling’s recent commencement speech at Harvard University. The PotterCasters delve into Jo’s speech, giving their thoughts on the topics she discussed,Continued...

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Jim Dale Wins Audie Award for "Deathly Hallows" Narration

Posted by: sue
May 31, 2008, 05:23 PM

Congratulations are in order today for Jim Dale who won an Audie Award last night in Los Angeles for best “Solo Narration-Male” for his work on the US audio book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we first reported back in February, Mr. Dale had been nominated in twoContinued...

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Winner Announced in Amazon.com's Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2008, 04:13 PM

Voting has now ended in Amazon.com’s Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest, and the winner who will receive a weekend with the handwritten work by J. K. Rowling has been chosen. As we told you previously, the competition had been narrowed down to two finalists, whichContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named Author of the Year at Children's Choice Book Awards

Posted by: sue
May 14, 2008, 02:42 PM

Back in March, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had been nominated for a National Children’s Choice Book Award. Last night in New York City, these awards were presented, with J.K. Rowling named “Author of the Year,” for her work on Harry PotterContinued...

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Final Voting Now Open in Amazon.com Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest

Posted by: Edward
May 14, 2008, 02:14 PM

The two finalists in Amazon.com’s Beedle the Bard Ballad Writing Contest have been chosen after a week long voting period we told you about earlier where the public picked a top entry in the 13-17 age group and 18 and over categories. As we reported previously, theContinued...

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Voting Now Open on Semi-Finalists in Amazon "Beedle the Bard" Contest

Posted by: sue
May 05, 2008, 03:51 PM

Last month, we told you of a contest that Amazon.com was holding, where you could win a trip for two to London, England, and read the special handwritten copy of "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by J.K. Rowling. The contest required written entries, and fans can now read and voteContinued...

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Salute to the Fallen Heroes Contest Launches

Posted by: Edward
May 02, 2008, 02:16 PM

May 2nd marks the ten year anniversary of the Battle of Hogwarts which took place in the final chapters of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.” On that night, wizards took up arms together to fight against the Dark Lord resulting in many brave souls being lost during that battle. To honorContinued...

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Harry Potter to Disapparate from the New York Times Bestseller List

Posted by: Melissa
May 01, 2008, 08:49 PM

Next week, for the first time in almost nine and a half years, Harry Potter will not appear on the New York Times bestseller list.. The New York Times’s article reminds readers that it first appeared on December 27, 1998, and that after a year and a half with the books cloggingContinued...