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Newsround Video and Interview of JKR at Queen's Party

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 12:55 PM

CBBC Newsround has now posted their video report from the Queen's birthday party that contains a very brief interview (one answer) with author J.K.Rowling, who read from Half-Blood Prince at this event. Along with video of all the festivities, you can also see a short glimpse of RupertContinued...

JKR Interviews

Audio from JKR Interview on the "Richard & Judy" Show

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2006, 02:04 PM

Thanks to TLC reader Roonwit, we now have the audio version for download of Jo's brand new interview on the Richard and Judy show. Jo does discuss Book Seven, character deaths and much more. There are two parts to this; video coming soon.
Part one (mp3)

Part two (mp3)

Thanks very much to Roonwit!Continued...

JKR Interviews

JKR on the Richard & Judy Show: Talks Book Seven Deaths and Reprieves

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2006, 12:06 PM

Author J.K. Rowling appeared today on the Richard & Judy talk show today where she discussed Book Seven, which she reiterates is still NOT finished. Jo said that the last chapter has changed slightly, and two characters die, who she did not originally plan for their demise.Continued...

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JKR Talks Book Seven and the End of a Saga

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2006, 06:00 PM

At the birthday party today for the Queen, author J.K. Rowling was asked about her thoughts and progress on Book Seven. She did not give any details nor clues about the book, but only said to Reuters:

"I am feeling sad as it is the last one. But so far, so good."

Pressed on when the book wouldContinued...

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Photos of Jo and Video from Queen's Party

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2006, 03:07 PM

Earlier today, author J.K. Rowling attended the special party for the Queen today at Buckingham Palace. Reuters is now reporting that Jo was met by many of her fans at the party.

As children's authors mingled with the guests, the biggest reception was given to JK Rowling, mobbed by children desperateContinued...

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Party at the Palace Today; JKR, Rupert Grint, Emma Watson, Matt Lewis Attend

Posted by: sue
June 25, 2006, 12:25 PM

Actors Rupert Grint (Ron), Emma Watson (Hermione), and Matt Lewis (Neville) were in attendance as the Children's Party at the Palace, celebrating the Queen's 80th birthday, took place today at Buckingham Palace. Author J.K. Rowling arrived earlier at the party andContinued...

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Sophie Dahl Talks Potter and JKR

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2006, 08:28 PM

In celebration of the Queen's 80th birthday, there will be a large children's party in London tomorrow, highlighting many of the famous figures in children's literature. Along with such authors as Philip Pullman, Eric Hill, and Raymond Briggs, J.K. Rowling will be among those reading from their novels.Continued...

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More on Queen's Birthday Party HP Sketch, DVD, and Book

Posted by: sue
June 15, 2006, 07:14 AM

As we told you previously, there is to be a special birthday party for the Queen on June 25, and several figures from the world of Harry Potter are involved in this event. We now have several updates for you regarding their involvement. First, Warner Brothers has updated their official HarryContinued...

Books

Georgia Woman Appeals Potter Book Ban Ruling

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:49 PM

Last month we told you of a woman who lost her attempt to have the Gwinnett County school board in Georgia ban the Harry Potter books. The school board rejected this claim, allowing the books to remain on the shelves, and now Laura Mallory has filed a written appeal of this decision. Previously, thisContinued...

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Scholastic.com Updates with Book Five Downloads

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 09:35 AM

Scholastic.com has updated their Harry Potter website with new downloads for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which include wallpaper and a printable poster. Also the winners for the contest leading up to the release of HBP in paperback are now on the site. Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...

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Website Opens for Queen's Birthday Party

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 08:56 AM

Back in March, we first told you that author J.K. Rowling would be attending a special party being held on June 25 in honor of the Queen's 80th birthday, and now the official website for the event has been launched. The Children's Party at the Palace website contains new information about the scheduleContinued...

Book Awards

Half-Blood Prince First Entry in Audio Book Hall of Fame

Posted by: sue
May 20, 2006, 07:45 AM

At an awards ceremony last night, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince became the very first entry into the brand new Audio Book Hall of Fame. Narrated by Jim Dale, this honor for the HBP audio book was presented at the Audie Awards at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.Continued...

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Harry Potter Brings Magic to Book Publishing

Posted by: Melissa
May 19, 2006, 11:24 AM

The New York Times reports that a Book Industry Study Group report, being released today, found that 2005 book sales were up by 5.9% at $34.6 billion (USD). The "strongest growth niches" were juvenile books, religious books and elementary and high school textbooks.

"[T]he children'sContinued...

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Jo to Read From HBP at Queen's Birthday Party; Contest to Win Tickets to Party

Posted by: sue
May 18, 2006, 12:06 AM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be attending a special birthday party for the Queen at Buckingham Palace where she will be making a special reading. The Telegraph is now reporting that Jo will be reading from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

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Japanese HBP Ready to Hit Bookstores Next Week

Posted by: Melissa
May 12, 2006, 02:48 PM

The Japanese translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ready to hit bookstore shelves on May 17. Translator Yuko Matsuoka, dressed in witches' robes, ceremoniously packed the first box of books for shipment at Amazon's Ichikawa distribution center. The book is being soldContinued...