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Order of the Phoenix Released in Japan

Posted by: sue
September 01, 2004, 07:14 AM

Today Book Five, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix , was released in Japan. According to the Daily Yomiuri, it "went on sale Wednesday with a record 2.9 million initial print run of the two-volume set. " You can see the cover of the book here.
Thanks Di!

Update: Order of the Phoenix #1 Bestseller

Posted by: sue
August 28, 2004, 07:53 AM

The U.S. paperback version of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is now a number one best-seller book. The paperback, which was released on August 10th, is now number one on both the New York Times Children's Paperback list and the USA Today's Best-Seller list.
The U.K. paperback versionContinued...


Order of the Phoenix Best-Selling on Multiple Lists

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:47 PM

After debuting on August 11, just eight days ago, the paperback of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is already on many besteller lists, including: USA Today's, Book Sense's, Amazon's, and Barnes and Noble's.
In addition it is number eight on Barnes and Noble'sContinued...


Scholastic OotP Release: It's a bird, it's a plane, it's...Expecto Paperback-um

Posted by: Melissa
August 10, 2004, 10:21 AM

If you're on the beach today, keep an eye on the sky: among the many ways in which Scholastic is pumping today's release of the OotP paperback in America is via airplane... so look up now and then! They will fly over Cape Cod, Long Island, Lake Michigan, theContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR Confirms Hoax; Updates All Around Site

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 12:02 PM

Check out her Rumors section.

"I am trying very hard not to feel offended that anyone thought this was possible. 'Storgé', for crying out loud. Come on, people, get a grip."

She also creates a rather funny new title rumor. Go to her site to get a chuckle.
(If you ask me, she'sContinued...


Bloomsbury News/OOtP Paperback Reminder

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2004, 11:40 AM

In an article in The Scotsman, Bloomsbury, the U.K. publishers of the Harry Potter series, says the success of the third film has helped book sales. Bloomsbury, which announced a 38% rise in profits in March, said schoolboy wizard Harry Potter continued to be hugely popular with readers, boosted by the “unprecedentedContinued...


OOtP Book Nomination

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2004, 04:27 PM

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" has been nominated for a Bram Stoker Award, given out by the Horror Writers Association, in the category of "Work for Young Readers". Thanks Abigail!


April 3rd OotP Release in Sweden

Posted by: Kristin
April 03, 2004, 07:32 AM

The Swedish Rowling Fan Club emailed that they at last have their version of Order of the Phoenix, and sent along a few release night photos.


OotP Released in Finland

Posted by: Melissa
March 12, 2004, 12:22 PM

The international edition of Helsingin Sanomat has a brief article on the midnight release of the Finnish version of OotP, Harry Potter ja Feeniksin Kilta.
Thanks, Jodi!

Editor's Note: Ah, takes me back to June 21, 2003...


OotP a British Book Award Contender

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2004, 08:50 AM

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is a nominee for the Book of the Year in the 2003 British Book Awards. Awards will be presented in April.
Thanks, Pete!


Spanish Edition of OOTP to be released Feb. 21

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2004, 01:37 PM

The Spanish edition of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" is due to be released on Saturday, February 21st. Our friends from the website ExpresoHogwarts have sent us the cover of the new book, done by artist Dolores Avendano.
Thanks to the many readers who sent this in!


OOTP in Paperback

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2004, 08:42 AM

Today, Bloomsbury announced that "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" will be released in paperback on Sat. July 10th in the UK.
The American version, by Scholastic, will be released in paperback on Tuesday, August 10th.


Harry's Got a Brand New Jacket

Posted by: Melissa
January 20, 2004, 05:26 PM

Or, rather, four of them. Bloomsbury announced four new covers for Harry Potter one through four, all designed similar to the adult jacket of OotP. The adult hardback of OotP has reached 10 percent of total sales, the press release says. The books will be rereleased on July 8, 2004, the four-year anniversary of theContinued...


JK Rowling's "First" Adult Prize

Posted by: Melissa
January 15, 2004, 01:38 AM

Many of you have written in to tell us and we thank you for reminding us - the WHSmith award, should JKR win it, will not be her first adult award. She won the Hugo Award in 2001 for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire. The Hugo Awards are not for only-adult books. However, the WH Smith award is specifically forContinued...


Indonesian OOTP release

Posted by: sue
January 10, 2004, 02:04 PM

The Indonesian translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix-or Harry Potter dan Orde Phoenix-was released at midnight Sunday. You can read about the launch which included a convoy of 15 vans from the Jakarta Post