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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Quiz in Disney Adventures Magazine

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2005, 09:06 AM

The June/July issue of Disney Adventures Magazine for children has a small feature on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. It has a photo of the Scholastic version of the book, along with a quiz for children to play as a means to brush up on their Potter knowledge before reading BookContinued...

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First HBP Cub Reporter Chosen

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2005, 02:43 PM

One of the first HBP "cub reporters" to be at Edinburgh Castle at midnight on July 16 has been chosen, the Daily Record reported. Amy Rice, 12, from Dundee, is the lucky girl.
Snitchseeker.com has a scan of the article.

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WSJ: MP3 HBP Not Likely

Posted by: Melissa
May 27, 2005, 02:36 PM

The Wall Street Journal today published an article about book downloads, and the likelihood that HBP would be available in MP3 format, calling it not very probable:

"...the novel that would undoubtedly be the biggest digital audiobook seller of all time, J.K. Rowling's coming Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,Continued...

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JK Rowling: Keep that Pinch of Salt Handy!

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2005, 09:31 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her site with a message regarding the recent spate of rumors about the possible death of a character in Half-Blood Prince. In no uncertain terms she writes:

Well, here we go again! The gossip, the non-stories, the ever-wilder speculation...

Please remember that allegations of 'leaks'Continued...

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Jim Dale to Host Barnes & Noble HBP Midnight Release Party

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2005, 02:02 PM

Barnes & Noble booksellers sent out a press release today announcing that their stores are to hold parties for the midnight release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Some 660 stores will be staying open late and hosting parties throughout the US.
They also announced that JimContinued...

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HBP Betting Raises Fears of Book Leak

Posted by: Melissa
May 24, 2005, 09:22 AM

This is London is reporting (based on a story in The Sun) that the betting on character deaths in HBP has skewed so far to one character in the town where the book is being printed that there are rumors the book has been leaked. (There is also similar conversation that the same character is the HBP.)
The characterContinued...

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Arthur Levine talks Half-Blood Prince on CNN

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 04:08 PM

Arthur Levine , editor of the Harry Potter books for Scholastic, was interviewed this morning on CNN. Try as he might, the interviewer was unable to get Mr. Levine or Barbara Marcus, also of Scholastic, to say much about what lies ahead for readers in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. However,Continued...

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Security Extra-Tight for Half-Blood Prince Printing

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2005, 02:05 PM

There are published reports today about the tight security plans one German company is using to print copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This article from The Age gives details of the efforts to prevent any copies of the book getting out early:

A worker at the GGP printingContinued...

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Transcript: Prez of Scholastic Publishing on Today's Today

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 10:04 PM

President of Scholastic Children Book Publishing Barbara Marcus was on the NBC "Today" show this morning to announce Scholastic's HBP contest. Click below for the transcript. Note that at the bottom Katie Couric says she might be talking to J.K. Rowling about the book;Continued...

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Scholastic Books Announces Essay Contest

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 09:30 AM

Scholastic.com launched an essay contest forkids today, promising 10 winners a trip to London to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince onboard a midAtlantic flight.
Entrants must write an essay explaining "Why I Love Reading Harry Potter," and must be no older than 18Continued...

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Worldwide HBP Release Party Contests

Posted by: Melissa
May 14, 2005, 09:15 PM

Contests are already underway worldwide to determine who the 70 "cub reporters" who will be at Edinburgh Castle on July 15, and grilling JKR on July 17.
The contests, as announced on JKRowling.com, are underway in Britain, Ireland, South Africa, Australia, New Zealand and Canada. What we have foundContinued...

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The FSA Revisited, the Call from Jo, the Past 10 Days

Posted by: Melissa
May 13, 2005, 04:25 AM

All right. Here's where I do what needed to be done in the Fan Site Award post, but sometimes emotions are simply too much:
Thank you. Not only to Jo (we'll get to you later, my dear), but to all of you who come here every day and have fun with us. We can't express how much fun itContinued...

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German HBP to be Published in October

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2005, 09:29 AM

Reader LadyofthePensieve has let us know that Carlsen, the German HP publishers, have announced that the German edition of HBP will be released on Oct. 1, 2005. Amazon.de is selling the book at 22.50 Euros, and is also selling English editions, which will be made available on July 16. Check it all out at theContinued...

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HBP Deluxe Cover Hi-Res

Posted by: Melissa
May 11, 2005, 08:25 AM

The new artwork for the HBP deluxe cover in hi-res is RIGHT HERE. (No watermarking, yadda yadda yadda...excuse me, have to go stare at this now.)
You can pre-order the deluxe editions and support Leaky by doing it at these links: US, UK, Canada, France.

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Brand New Deluxe Version of Half-Blood Prince Cover Art

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2005, 07:44 AM

Scholastic has just released a brand new photo of the cover art on the Deluxe Version of Harry Potter and the Half - Blood Prince. According to this press release:

"In this spectacular artwork for the Deluxe Edition, layers of mystery unfold in a forested glen, where we find Harry PotterContinued...