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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Half-Blood Prince Released in Spanish

Posted by: sue
February 24, 2006, 08:00 AM

As we have been telling you, the Spanish-language edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was due to be released yesterday, and there are now several news articles online about this event. In Buenos Aires, Argentina, one bookstore anticipates that between "15-to-18 thousand copies "Continued...

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Scholastic Harry Potter "Wednesdays" Sweepstakes Coming March 1st

Posted by: sue
February 23, 2006, 10:23 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, announced today that a brand new sweepstakes is coming in a build up to the release of the paperback version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Starting March 1, and continuing on for the next six Wednesdays, thereContinued...

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Half- Blood Prince Nominated for British Book of the Year Award

Posted by: sue
February 22, 2006, 08:21 AM

We have some good news this morning as Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated at the British Book Awards as one of the best of the year. In awards announced today, the sixth Harry Potter book by J.K. Rowling was among those shortlisted for the WH Smith BookContinued...

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Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe Coming February 23

Posted by: sue
February 15, 2006, 12:44 PM

Previously we had told you that the Spanish language edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince would be released on February 23. Today, Scholastic and Lectorum, a division of Scholastic announced more details about the release of "Harry Potter y el Misterio del Principe."Continued...

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Hungarian Edition of Half-Blood Prince Released

Posted by: sue
February 10, 2006, 07:22 AM

The Hungarian edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , or Harry Potter és a Félvér Herceg, has now been released. Daisy, from Lumos.hu let us know that, despite a snowstorm, there were numerous midnight release parties in Budapest and elsewhereContinued...

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New Interview with Spanish HP Illustrator

Posted by: Melissa
February 08, 2006, 09:53 PM

Spanish HP site RedFlu.com has translated its recent interview with the Spanish Harry Potter Illustrator, Dolores Aavedaãno for us, which you can read below. Thanks, Martin!
This is a preview: the rest is here.

This interview has been translated, so there may be some errors.

How many time do you spendContinued...

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PotterCast #24: The Final Part of the Arthur Levine Interview and More

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2006, 10:25 AM

PotterCast #24, temporarily held hostage by the release of the site's redeisgn, is now available for download!

In this show:
The third and final portion of the interview with Arthur Levine, co-editor of the Harry Potter books. We talk about the anticipation for book seven, theContinued...

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Jo Gives Additional Black Family History for Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
January 28, 2006, 08:20 AM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be donating an item to auction in order to help Book Aid International, a group that helps support literacy in the world's poorest countries. This item was a handwritten paper from JKR. Today, the Daily Telegraph newspaper hasContinued...

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HBP Released in Poland Today

Posted by: Melissa
January 27, 2006, 06:14 PM

The Polish translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released at midnight tonight in over 1,000 bookstores throughout that country. According to an article on the Polskie Radio website, both hardcover and paperback versions will be available. (*Note: The Leaky Cauldron takes no responsibilityContinued...

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Additional High Res Photos of J.K.Rowling in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2006, 04:39 PM

Here is a final batch of some nice high res press photos of author J.K. Rowling and her recent trip to Romania with the Children's High Level Group.
Jo signing a copy of Half-Blood Prince
Jo prepares to sign an autograph for Romania's President Traian
Basescu at Cotroceni presidential palaceContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Wins Recognition from American Library Association

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 03:29 PM

At a conference over the weekend, the American Library Association named Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to the list of Best Books for Young Adults. According to their website, "the books, recommended for ages 12-18, meet the criteria of both good quality literatureContinued...

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JKR in Romania: Day Two with Photos and More

Posted by: sue
January 26, 2006, 12:43 PM

J.K. Rowling is in her second day of her visit with the Children's High Level Group visit to Romania as part of an effort to raise awareness and funds for the orphans of Eastern Europe. Last night Jo attended a gala fundraising event, where thousands of dollars were raised from an auction, includingContinued...

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JKR: "Every Child Deserves a Secure and Loving Environment"

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 10:55 PM

There are some additional stories online now about author J.K. Rowling's trip to Romania as part of the Children's High Level Group effort to improve conditions for children in Eastern European orphanages. The Scotsman reports that at a press conference earlier in Bucharest, Jo said:Continued...

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Photos, More of JKR in Romania

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2006, 11:59 AM

The first of the photos and information about J.K. Rowling and her trip to Romania are now appearing online. Reuters has this photo of Jo, taken at an opening press confernce in Bucharest. Canadian press has this additional photo, including a brief story on the trip. Jo is scheduled to attend a gala fundraising dinnerContinued...

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Happy First Birthday Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray!

Posted by: sue
January 23, 2006, 11:57 AM

Everyone, please join us as we send joyous Happy First Birthday wishes to Mackenzie Jean Rowling Murray. The third child of our favorite author was born one year ago today, and readers will remember that Jo dedicated Half-Blood Prince to her newest little one, writing "To Mackenzie, my beautifulContinued...