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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Best Seller on

Posted by: sue
February 09, 2005, 07:51 AM has announced that over 100,000 copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been pre-ordered. A UK Amazon spokesperson was quoted as saying "Our customers are clearly incredibly excited about the sixth Harry Potter book and we're thrilled more than 100,000 of them haveContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Editions Update

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2005, 01:48 PM

A short while ago we reported the UK special edition of HBP was to be released in Oct; today is listing it as Oct 3, for £21.00.

The listing on the American special edition has been slightly updated to include a slipcase (like that on OotP's, presumably) and to say that there will also be unique Mary GrandContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Going Fast in Germany, in English

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2005, 01:05 AM

This article was translated for TLC by 'Gryffindor Lioness' - thank you!
German Yahoo reports that in Munich announced that Germans have already put in 50,000 preorders for the English version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince; the company promises the book will be delivered by JulyContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

More Scam Links and Bits

Posted by: Melissa
February 02, 2005, 08:15 PM

There is an email going around from a "Voldemort" suggesting that if you follow a series of steps, you will receive HBP for free. We are unsure whether it means for free on the day of release, or is purporting to give it to you early (it says you'll have it "first"): either way don't do it. ThisContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince Shrieking Shack Poll Results

Posted by: sue
January 30, 2005, 11:40 AM

Earlier this month we told you about the section on called "The Shrieking Shack" where you can go vote on who you think the Half- Blood Prince will be. Some of those vote results and predictions have now been posted. Click here to see the results. Thanks to MuggleNet!

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Editions: UK special version to be released in October

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2005, 10:18 AM

We've had word from Bloomsbury this morning that so far, the regular chldren's hardcover (to look similar to this), the regular adult's hardcover (to look similar to this, containing the same text) and the regular large-print hardcover(similar to this, containing the same text)Continued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince : Half-Blood Prince 672 pages in Length

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2005, 05:16 PM

Scholastic, the US publisher of the Potter books, has updated their customer service page on their website to officially reflect the page numbers for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The Trade edition will contain 672 pages, as does the Library Binding version of the book.
The SpecialContinued...

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Possible Length of Half- Blood Prince Revealed?

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2005, 08:33 AM

TLC reader Jim sent us an interesting bit of news today. On there is an option to pre-order the "Library Binding" version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. When you click to read the description of this version of the book, it lists Half-Blood Prince as having 672Continued...


Entertainment Weekly Preview on Goblet of Fire

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2005, 06:21 AM

Entertainment Weekly has their new 2005 preview issue out. In the magazine there is a short preview of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire film, due to be released on November 18th. Says the magazine:

"He's faced giant snakes, ghastly Dementors, and the minions of the villainousContinued...


Half-Blood Prince Plot Speculation Continues

Posted by: sue
January 13, 2005, 07:23 AM

With the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book due to be released this year, the speculation grows on what the plot will be, and which character may die. The Star-Telegram newspaper has an article that says possible clues to Harry's future may be found in Lord of the Rings or fromContinued...

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Return of "The Shrieking Shack" to

Posted by: Melissa
January 11, 2005, 12:32 PM's 'Shrieking Shack', a feedback section, has returned to the site, this time asking readers who they think the half-blood prince is. Follow the link to submit your opinion.

Coverage of TLC Coverage of HBP Scam

Posted by: Melissa
January 10, 2005, 12:41 PM

Update 1/13: The Sun calls us a "genuine fans" Web site in dealing with the scam.

Update 1/11: Today Monsters and Critics talked to editor Heidi about the scam as well:

The Cauldron received over two-dozen emails from fans who had stumbled on the, what is sometimes called, phishing site. Phishing isContinued...


2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...

Happy Birthday TLC Poster Delleve, from Jo

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2004, 08:04 AM

To those of you who were wondering in our comments section on Monday night (while everyone was going mad putting the puzzle together in real-time) whether Jo was sitting there cackling at us figuring all this out, here's your answer from the lady herself:

So now you know! Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Updates to News and Rumors on; HBP to have "fewer" than 38 chapters

Posted by: Melissa
December 22, 2004, 06:31 AM

She's updated the NEWS section of her website with a note about the July 16, 2005 release of HBP; there's a PS, too:

P.S. Anyone interested in the 'hidden meaning' of the riddles and questions you had to answer before getting the message behind the doorContinued...