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Time Magazine Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 04:02 PM

Time Magazine has now posted their interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In an interview that briefly covers several subjects such theology, romance, and the fantasy genre, Jo is honest about her intentions with the Harry Potter books.

Granted, Rowling's books begin like invitations to garden-varietyContinued...

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J.K.Rowling Interview on ITV; Book 7 Two Years Away?

Posted by: sue
July 17, 2005, 12:02 PM

ITV just broadcast show that featured their contest winner, Owen Jones, interviewing Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. TLC Reader Dawn sent in some quick notes of things that JKR said in the broadcast.

- Jk says that Ravenclaw will have their day *taps nose*

- Wormtail will not kill Lupin.

- Jk wasContinued...

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New York Times Reviews Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 16, 2005, 12:10 AM

It's here; Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is officially released, and the first of the reviews has now been published. In a hugely spoiler-ific article, the New York Times calls this "the darkest and most unsettling installment yet."

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When Melissa Meets Jo

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 09:12 PM

As many of you know :) our very own Melissa Anelli is in Edinburgh for the release weekend of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Along with Emerson from MuggleNet, Melissa will soon be sitting down for a very special interview with J.K.Rowling. The Guardian has posted an interview with Melissa, who talks about this wonderfulContinued...


Report from Melissa in Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 05:42 PM

We apologise for the problems we were having all day with our news posting system, but we are back to normal now.PLEASE NOTE: Due to spoiler problems our comments are turned off. If you wish to comment, one section of our forum is open HOWEVER , spoilers may be present so you are cautioned.
A short time ago I spokeContinued...

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Newsday: JKR Feeding her Fan Base

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 03:31 PM

Newsday has this article today about our favourite author JK Rowling, and the way that she is spending this special release weekend of Half-Blood Prince with her readers. JKR will be spending the weekend with the 70 cub reporters lucky enough to win a trip to interview the author in Edinburgh. There are also twoContinued...

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Scholastic Video of JKR signing Half-Blood Prince Books

Posted by: sue
July 12, 2005, 05:10 PM

Yesterday we told you of Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books, posting some video of JKR signing copies of Half-Blood Prince. Well today, US Potter publishers Scholastic have now posted a very cool, long video segment set to music, of the book signing, and it beingContinued...

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McCrum: HP for Kids and Their Minders

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2005, 12:55 PM

We've got another entry to the A.S. Byatt/Harold Bloom/William Safire school of HP-haters: Robert McCrum, who says:

"The great children's books were written by emotionally backward men and women who were writing principally for themselves....When all is said and done, JK Rowling is for children,Continued...

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Barnes and Noble: One Million Books Ordered; to Broadcast Edinburgh Reading on Web Site

Posted by: Melissa
July 11, 2005, 10:06 AM

More than a million HBPs have been ordered at BN.com, making it "the bestselling pre-order book of all time." Also, BN.com will be showing a taped broadcast of the J.K. Rowling reading from Edinburgh Castle; it will also be shown at the Union Square,Continued...

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Video of JKR Signing Half-Blood Prince Now Online

Posted by: sue
July 11, 2005, 07:28 AM

As noted in our earlier report this morning, Bloomsbury is releasing footage of JKR signing a copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. This video and more is now online. After clicking at this link, click on where it says "Electronic Press Kit- Video and Footage". Quicktime andContinued...

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Bloomsbury Updates: Signed Copy of HBP to go to National Library of Scotland, Jacket Art Illustrator Jason Cockcroft

Posted by: Kristin
July 11, 2005, 06:15 AM

Bloomsbury.com has posted that they are releasing an EPK (that's a press kit) with footage of Jo Rowling signing the first copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which, fans might want to note, will be released THISContinued...

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Menu and More for Edinburgh HBP Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2005, 09:52 PM

Earlier this week, we reported on some of the details of the special midnight party in Edinburgh, Scotland for Half-Blood Prince release, and now The Times has some additional information about this magical event.
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"Ask Jo" Poll Results

Posted by: Melissa
July 08, 2005, 11:15 PM

The "Ask Jo" contest is over, and the points stand thus:
1. theotherhermit, with 20% of the vote
2. RedMane, with 19% of the vote
3. hpmons, with 13% of the vote

The three questions that TLC will definitely ask Jo Rowling on July 16 are, respectively:

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JK Rowling Amazon's Top Selling Author

Posted by: sue
July 08, 2005, 10:11 AM

In conjunction with their 10th Anniversary, online retailer Amazon.com has announced their top selling authors. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series was named as the number one best-selling author. She was followed by "author was followed by Spencer Johnson of "Who Moved My Cheese?"Continued...

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USA Today Article on JKR

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2005, 09:45 PM

The USA Today has posted an article on our favourite author, J.K. Rowling. It is mostly an overview of her life, re-telling the story of the struggling author, and her subsequent successes with the Harry Potter books.

Barry Cunningham, her first editor at Bloomsbury Publishing in London, remembers giving her "terribleContinued...

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