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Posted by: Melissa
December 10, 2004, 09:54 AM

Our favorite author has updated her site, explaining why "No News is Good News":

I have nothing noteworthy to report, because I have been spending nearly all my time sitting in front of my computer writing, re-writing and taking the occasional break to bang my head off theContinued...


Rumor: Half -Blood Prince Release Date Announcement in January?

Posted by: sue
November 27, 2004, 11:40 AM

We at Leaky receive many rumors about possible release dates for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth book in the Harry Potter series. The latest rumor about a possible announcement of a release date for this book comes from someone who works at Waldenbooks, who saysContinued...

Halloween Special Treat: Door Opens on

Posted by: sue
October 31, 2004, 06:34 AM has a very special treat for us this Halloween. The door to her office is open, and contains..well..we dont want to ruin your surprise, but it is a good one. Hint! There is a trick to get the door open for that treat..Have fun!
Ps. For those who cant wait, read below for moreContinued...

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HP Book Six Death Derby Begins

Posted by: Melissa
October 08, 2004, 08:59 AM

There are several articles (CBS News here, thanks Bessie!) out today discussing the death of another HP character in book six (based on JKR's revelation that there will be more deaths, which isn't news to fans and while expected isn't specified for book six). This is our absolute favorite, from The EveningContinued...


The HBP FAQ: Everything There is to Know about Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (If You're not J.K. Rowling)

Posted by: Melissa
October 05, 2004, 08:54 AM

Well, it's up at last! We have been waiting to go live with this since the title was announced and since our server got set up but it's taken a while to work out all the bugs.
"The HBP FAQ: Everything There is to KnowContinued...


Hyphen Update: Half-Blood Prince Across the Board (and Pond)

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2004, 08:39 AM

As a followup to our notice that, in contrast to the way the title's been used on, there will be a hyphen in the American edition of HBP, we've just confirmed it will also be in place in the British edition. The book will be Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...


HBP "Early Next Year" Release Rumors False

Posted by: Melissa
September 23, 2004, 12:42 AM

A TimesOnline article said today that Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince was "expected to be released early next year."
This is not true. As a trusted source has said, all that's definite is that it will possibly be released next year. JKR is still writing the book (which also puts to restContinued...


"Hagrid not the Half-Blood Prince" Rumor Partially Confirmed

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2004, 06:51 AM

Yesterday Mugglenet posted that two of their readers who attended the Edinburgh Book Festival reported to them that J.K. Rowling revealed in private conversation that Hagrid is not the Half-Blood Prince. We've been able to confirm through a separate source that we trust, that at leastContinued...


Movie Magic Features Newell, More in GoF Article

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2004, 11:26 PM

Veritaserum has posted the text of an article out today in Movie Magic which features new quotes from Mike Newell:

"The films definitely have a dark, frightening feel to them," he says. "There's romance and magic in the story, but its mixed with this fear, this overwhelming dread.Continued...

Exclusive: Title of Sixth Book "Half-Blood Prince," not "Half Blood Prince," says Scholastic

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2004, 08:43 AM

TLC has received official confirmation from Scholastic that the title of the sixth book will be Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, with a hyphen connecting "Half" and "Blood," matching the way "half-blood" is spelled in theContinued...

J.K. Rowling Door Open Again; HBP Excerpt Revealed

Posted by: Melissa
August 16, 2004, 06:42 AM

The "Do Not Disturb" sign is not on the door on JKR's site at present, but at this point, it seems that only people accessing the site from Europe and Asia can access what's behind the door. (Try the UK version.)
Complete instructions (including screenshots) immediately appearedContinued...

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Rowling Edinburgh Reading Transcript; HBP Status

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2004, 06:40 AM

Update: The transcript is now up at J.K. Rowling's website! (Thanks, Meriion!)
As to when we might see book six, Jo had this to say, when asked which book is her favorite:

I would have to say that it is probably Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, although at the moment—it is unfairContinued...

J.K. Rowling Update

Posted by: Melissa
July 26, 2004, 08:16 AM

JKR's FAQ section has been updated with info about HBP (oh, nothing serious, just whether Arthur will be the new Minister, and what exactly HBP has to do with CoS....:) and more.

J.K. Rowling

Jo Rowling Expecting Third Child

Posted by: Kristin
July 24, 2004, 04:31 AM

Jo Rowling writes on her website that she's expecting a third child, to be born sometime next year, and reassures her readers that while she can't say exactly when book six will be finished, it's well on track and she doesn't anticipate any baby-related delays.
Congratulations to Jo and her family!Continued...


Domain Names Registered

Posted by: Kristin
July 04, 2004, 07:28 AM

CBBC Newsround reports that Warner Brothers, Lightmaker, and Seabottom Productions have purchased domain names related to the title of book six.
Among them, the companies registered such names as ''. Lightmaker is the company that created J.K. Rowling's website; Seabottom isContinued...