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Magazine for Homeless to Publish OotP

Posted by: Kristin
September 16, 2003, 08:03 AM

TLC reader Kirsty tells us that the September 11th Scotland Big Issue issue, part of an international magazine dedicated to helping the homeless, noted that J.K. Rowling gave a German homeless magazine permission to print the first chapter of Order of the Phoenix, angering some in Scotland and England, whoContinued...


Stephen Fry Excerpts

Posted by: Melissa
September 15, 2003, 12:41 PM

Reader Spydey has sent us a link where you can listen to parts of Stephen Fry's audio OOTP. You can order the version at the BBC Shop.


Busy Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
September 09, 2003, 01:14 PM

See the Irish Examiner for a report on how OotP's success has affected Bloomsbury.


Pirates of Caracas

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2003, 10:54 PM

Another pirate version of OotP is available - this time in Spanish. reports that because the official Spanish translation is not set to go on sale in Latin America for several months, one "translator" decided to beat the market. The trouble is, he can't actually translate, and the book "is pepperedContinued...


A Very Honest Potter Pirate

Posted by: Melissa
September 03, 2003, 02:26 PM

According to the BBC the person who translated OotP for a pirated version was nice enough to apologize for poor graphics and any errors made throughout the book.
On one page the translator warns: "Here comes something that I'm unable to translate, sorry."

Thanks for the link, John!


German Cover of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
September 02, 2003, 11:19 PM

The ballots have been counted and the cover of the German version of OotP has been chosen!


New Boxed Set of Harry Potter Available

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2003, 01:04 PM

A limited edition boxed set of the first five Harry Potter books is scheduled to go on sale in September. The hardcover boxed set can be purchased at Barnes & Noble. The box is decorated with OotP artwork and comes with a leather, Harry Potter bookmark as well.


Vote On the German Cover of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
August 08, 2003, 09:55 AM

The official German Harry Potter site is currently offering a chance for visitors to choose which Book V cover they like best.
Editor's Note: The site is, obviously, in German. To reach the book covers, click on "Zum Wahllokal" on the main page and you'll link right to them. If you're interestedContinued...


Yet Another Review of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
July 29, 2003, 12:58 PM

A review of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix from The Spokesman-Review.
Reading this book makes me realize how unlikable Harry really is. He is full of self-pity and unrepentantly takes pleasure in the troubles of even his friends when they displease him. He's not your typical hero.

Registration is required,Continued...

Fan Art

Absolutely Gorgeous, Amazing OotP Fan Art

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2003, 06:42 PM

As many of you long-time fans will know, I RARELY highlight fan art or fanfic on TLC but after seeing Marta T's art as she slowly works her way through chapter-by-chapter of Book 5, I really had to share it.

Marta, who hosts her art at Web site Art Dungeon, says she does the illustrations in watercolorContinued...


Danish Cover of OotP

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2003, 03:48 PM

We've finally gotten confirmation on the cover of the Danish translation of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. The book is set to be released at midnight on October 10th.
Thanks to everyone who emailed us with this news!


Where are our reviews?

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 10:40 PM

A lot of you have asked on comments and email why we haven't yet reviewed OotP, so I thought I'd address it.
The simple answer: Time. Our lives have not calmed down as much as we expected them to after OotP came out. A callous truth is that we can take advantage of this being a fan site, and don't have to haveContinued...


Vietnam Releases OotP In Installments

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2003, 02:26 PM

Vietnam released Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on Monday, making the country the first in the world to put out an authorized translation. In an interesting twist, it will be released as a 15-part series.
The much-anticipated book is being released as a 15-part series, for about 30 cents an installment,Continued...


Virtual OotP

Posted by: Kristin
July 21, 2003, 06:57 AM

Some people continue to choose illegal electronic downloads of Order of the Phoenix over the 'hardcopy' of the book.


Harry Potter vs The Guide Book

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2003, 11:32 AM

Television station WBIR reports that due to the massive printing of OotP, an order of guide books has been delayed. Point me!