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Hi-Res Dutch HBP Cover

Posted by: Melissa
September 29, 2005, 01:06 PM

Thank you to HPZwerkBal for sending us this gorgeous hi-res picture of this gorgeous Dutch HBP artwork - check-it-OUT - especially the art of Kreacher in the author line - right here!

Books

Arthur Levine Talks Half-Blood Prince and Beyond

Posted by: sue
September 27, 2005, 07:58 AM

Arthur Levine, editor of the US edition of the Harry Potter books, recently appeared at Silliman College (Yale), and spoke about his work at Scholastic on the series of books. Mr. Levine refleced about topics such as working with Jo, and spoke of his reaction to the death of a much belovedContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Takes Two Weeks to Win Best-Seller of the Year

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 09:09 PM

Reuters reports that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold more than twice as many copies in the United States in its first two weeks as any other author's book in a whole year. It won the Nielsen Bookscan Best Selling Award for the top-selling book in America through August 1, evenContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Pic of German HBP

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 06:46 PM

germanyhbp.jpgThe German version of HBP is due out Oct. 1; see a new hi-res pic of the volume right here.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Fan Copies Out Entire HBP

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 09:55 AM

Newsround reports that a fan in Moldova, upset that the book was not available in her area, borrowed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and wrote out the entire text. She even wrote dialogue and narration in different colors, so it would be easier to read. That's dedication! Thanks to Indigo!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Sells Out Instantly in Vietnam

Posted by: Melissa
September 26, 2005, 09:46 AM

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HBP sold out instantly in Vietnam this Saturday morning, Thanh Nien News reports. The first run of 15,000 copies of the tale in Vietnamese disappeared so quickly that the Youth Publishing House said it would instantly print another 10,000 books. The Vietnamese edition is among the first translations of HBP; itContinued...

PotterCast

Matt Lewis on Book Six; PotterCast #5 Transcript Online

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2005, 03:43 PM

The transcript to the latest PotterCast is up now, thanks to our lovely Transcription Elves! If you'd like to join the transcription team, please send us mail at staff@pottercast.com.
Also, PotterCast now has its own forum in the Leaky Lounge!

This transcript contains the first part of ourContinued...

Cover Art

Swedish Cover Art of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
September 22, 2005, 03:26 PM

The Swedish Rowling Fan Club let us know that the cover to the Swedish edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , or "Harry Potter och Halvblodsprinsen" has been released. Check it out here!
Thanks Anna!

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11 Million HBPs Sold in the U.S., Says Scholastic

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2005, 03:54 PM

Yahoo reports that Scholastic announced today that 11 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been sold in the U.S. during first nine weeks following publication, outstripping its 10.8 million initial print run and breaking all sorts of records.

Together with Harry Potter andContinued...

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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!

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...

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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.

Sales

HBP a Hit in South Africa

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 01:01 AM

The Sunday Times of South Africa reported in August that the release of HBP shattered all previous records there, selling 40,000 copies in its first day. As of August 21 it had sold 65,000 copies, knocking Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code from its position as number one best seller.

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Dutch HBP Art Released

Posted by: Melissa
September 02, 2005, 12:05 PM

The stunning Dutch cover art of HBP has been released; click here to see it. Thank you Zweinstein Online and De Lekke Ketel!

News

High Res Photo of French Half-Blood Prince Book

Posted by: sue
August 31, 2005, 08:18 PM

Geraldine from UniversHarryPotter.com let us know that they have posted a high res photo of the cover of the French edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele", which you can see here.
Thanks Geraldine!