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USA Today: Rowling Decade's Most Successful Author

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2004, 12:52 PM

In a feature about the changing landscape of books and bestsellers, USA Today says that J.K. Rowling " is the decade's most successful author, landing five of the top six spots on the list of the 100 best-selling books of the past 10 years."

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JK Rowling Interview on BBC Radio

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2004, 04:54 PM

JK Rowling will be interviewed on BBC Radio for a program called "The Learning Curve"which is set to air Tuesday, March 16th. Show host Libby Purves says "we'll be in Scotland with JK Rowling who is looking back in order to help us consider the difficulties of being an adult learner, and betteringContinued...

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AP and the nonexistent eighth book

Posted by: Melissa
March 05, 2004, 01:55 PM

The Associated Press, in its story about the chat, has gone back to that old Harry Potter news chestnut, taking J.K. Rowling's equivocacy on whether she'll stop at seven books and blowing it up into a headline about the possibility of an eighth book. Nothing's really changed with regard to her bookContinued...

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Chat Translations

Posted by: Kristin
March 04, 2004, 10:46 PM

Totally Harry Potter has up a Spanish transcript of the J.K. Rowling interview, and De Lekke Ketel has up a Dutch translation. Also look for the German translation on Hp-fans.de, a French translation at the Harry Potter Mysteries forum, and a Portuguese translation from Brazil's Hogwarts site.
UPDATE: We have a Russian translationContinued...

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BBC: JKR Drops Hints in Web Chat

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 02:08 PM

Newsround was at JK Rowling's office for today's Web chat, and did a great little interview (including picture of her at her comp) with her after it ended.

What was the webchat like?
There were some really good questions. I feel guilty that obviously people want a lot of information about the next two books,Continued...

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Articles about the JKR Chat

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 12:23 PM

JK Rowling Hints at More Harry Potter - Yahoo! News

Rowling Hints About New Book, Owes Harry Apology - Yahoo! News

Harry Potter to 'grow up' - The Courier Mail

We'll update this as they come in.

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JKR Transcript Update

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 07:15 AM

A full transcript of the chat is here, with the questions in order. (Phew!) Among the many revelations (no spoilers here, you'll have to read the chat!): which house at least three of the Marauders were in; clarification on the ages of the Weasley children; the kids' middle names; whether or not Hermione is an onlyContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Chat Transcript

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2004, 05:19 AM

A working transcript of JKR's amazing World Book Day Chat is here. Ms. Rowling answered approximately 140 questions, and the fans did not disappoint in grilling her senseless - the revelations (and teasers) are dizzying. While we fix this transcript up, discuss!

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Reminder: JK Rowling Online Chat

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2004, 01:25 PM

Reminder: Tomorrow, Thursday, March 4th is World Book Day which launches with a live web chat with JK Rowling. The chat runs from 10:00 to 11:00 am GMT.
In a related story, 12 schools in the UK were given the opportunity to ask JK Rowling a question during the chat. One of the lucky schools has this question: “DoContinued...

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JK Rowling at charity ball

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2004, 08:39 AM

JK Rowling made a rare public appearance at a charity ball for the Leap for Meningitis fundraiser in Edinburgh. She generously spent 127,000 British Pounds towards things as a dinner to be cooked by celebrity chef Nick Narin, a motorised scooter, and a guided tour of Edinburgh to be conducted by author Ian Rankin.

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Scholastic on Book Six: "Summer of 2005...more likely summer 2006."

Posted by: sue
February 28, 2004, 07:55 PM

Financial advisor Smith Barney Citigroup recently downgraded the Scholastic(SCHL) stock from "buy" to "hold" citing concerns about the companies continuites business and worries about the government's "do not call" registry affecting Scholastic business.Continued...

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Forbes Cover Girl

Posted by: Melissa
February 28, 2004, 06:17 PM

Check out the cover of Forbes magazine, featuring everyone's favorite cover billionaire, J.K. Rowling (who, it must be said, brings much better hair to the billionaire club than her fellow, Donald Trump). Thanks very much to Sirius Kase for sending this in!

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J.K. Rowling Makes Billionaire List

Posted by: Kristin
February 26, 2004, 07:01 AM

J.K. Rowling personal fortune of $1-billion has earned her the place as the 552nd richest person in the world on Forbes magazine's billionaire list.
UPDATE: Karen has sent us the direct Forbes link - thanks, Karen!

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Update: JKR online chat

Posted by: sue
February 23, 2004, 12:38 PM

We now have some more details about the online chat with author JK Rowling on March 4th. The World Book Day Online Festivalwill be launched by JK Rowling with an interactive web-chat between 10 and 11am (in the UK).This will include 12 special questions from winners of a national schools' competition.
JK Rowling says:Continued...

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JK Rowling to receive Honorary Degree

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2004, 02:56 PM

The Scotsman reports today that JK Rowling will be receiving an honorary degree from Edinburgh University. She will be awarded the degree of doctor honoris causa, one of the university's highest accolades, in early July.

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