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J.K. Rowling on Future Writing Plans: "Lightning Does Not Strike in the Same Place Twice"

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2007, 05:45 AM

The Associated Press is running a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling conducted earlier this week, where Jo reflects on the end of the series and looks forward to a writing life beyond Harry. She remarks on the pressures and emotions she experiencedContinued...

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Ten Years of Harry Potter: A Poster, and a Scottish Reporter Looks Back at Interviews with Jo

Posted by: sue
June 30, 2007, 02:37 AM

To celebrate ten years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, the Globe and Mail newspaper in Canada is due to carry a full-page advertisement this weekend commemorating the occasion. Anyone with scans please send them in!

On a related note, there is an interesting article from a reporterContinued...

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"Deathly Hallows" PaperBack Due July 2008, Box Set from Bloomsbury to be Released October 1, 2007

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 03:45 PM

Today, UK Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury announced that export orders for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows “were up 17% on book number six.” The BBC reports that the company will also release a special box set edition of the novelsContinued...

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A & E and ITV Specials Due on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
June 28, 2007, 02:06 AM

With the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows rapidly approaching, there are several television specials about the world of our favorite wizard due in the coming days.

First, cable station A&E is set to broadcast a new special called “TheContinued...

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Bloomsbury Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Screensavers

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2007, 04:32 PM

Bloomsbury has updated their Harry Potter website with screensavers now featuring the covers to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. The Children's edition screen saver features that mysterious symbol found on the spine of the jacket, then the castle and grounds from the back cover.Continued...

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Contest Information to Hear JKR Read from "Deathly Hallows" Plus New HP Site from Bloomsbury

Posted by: sue
May 23, 2007, 07:43 AM

As a follow up to the big news that author J.K. Rowling will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at the release of the novel midnight July 21 at the Natural History Museum in London, England, UK publishers Bloomsbury US publishers Scholastic,Continued...

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Waterstone Names "Philosopher's Stone" As Top Book of the Last 25 Years

Posted by: Edward
May 17, 2007, 11:02 AM

UK bookseller, Waterstones, released a list of their 'top 25 books of the last 25 years' to commemorate the companies quarter century in business and "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone," the first book in the series by author J. K. Rowling, toppedContinued...

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New Scholastic Box Set of All Seven Harry Potter Novels

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2007, 09:49 PM

The first image of a special box set due from Scholastic containing all seven Harry Potter novels is now online. This set, which you can see here in our galleries, includes a nice case or trunk with the Harry Potter logo on it, as well as what seems to be printed hardback copies of all sevenContinued...

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Is Snape Good or Evil?

Posted by: sue
May 01, 2007, 06:43 AM

Is Snape Good or Evil? That is the question long asked by fans of the Harry Potter series, and so now too is Scholastic asking this question as part of the "There Will Soon Be 7" campaign. The US publishers have now updated their Harry Potter website with the second of the questions they will be asking over the comingContinued...

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Harry Potter on Waterstone's Poll of Top 100 Books

Posted by: sue
April 17, 2007, 09:52 AM

UK Retailer Waterstone's has launched a new poll asking readers to choose their favorite book of the past 25 years. Among the Top 100 books is Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone by J.K. Rowling. This list, which was drawn up via a poll of the chains 5,000 booksellers, includes novelsContinued...

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USA Today: "Sorcerer's Stone" Most Memorable Book of Past 25 Years

Posted by: sue
April 09, 2007, 08:05 AM

The USA Today newspaper has a feature on the 25 Books that leave a legacy, spotlighting the most memorable reads of the past 25 years. The number one spot on this list is Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone by J.K. Rowling. According to the paper:

"Midnight book parties,Continued...

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Bloomsbury Updates with "Deathly Hallows" Poster and More on 21 Great Reads

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2007, 12:13 PM

U.K. publishers Bloomsbury have updated their Harry Potter section with a poster that we told you about previously, but is now sporting the new children's cover art for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. If you would like to download and print out this poster at home,Continued...

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Pre-Order "Deathly Hallows" Audio Book,Excerpts Online from First Six Books

Posted by: sue
March 27, 2007, 10:38 AM

Over the years we at TLC have received many questions about the audio books for the Harry Potter series, especially about the availability of one for this last book. In the wake of yesterday's announcement, Random House and Listening Library have now updated their websiteContinued...

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Time Magazine on Harry Potter, the Movement

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2007, 07:45 PM

Time magazine has a short new article this week spotlighting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting that "what began as a book is ending as a movement," this article points out that it has been ten years since the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, wasContinued...

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Accio Quote! Update: Nine Older Interviews with J.K.Rowling Now Online

Posted by: sue
February 26, 2007, 07:43 PM

As we get closer to the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, it is fitting that we still continue to discover and enjoy older interviews with author J.K.Rowling that may help us gain some additional insight into the Harry Potter books (or at least provide some nuggetsContinued...