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Japanese Harry Potter eBooks Now Available in Pottermore Shop

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2012, 10:45 AM

The Pottermore Insider has announced that the Harry Potter eBooks are now available to purchase in Japanese.

The Japanese editions of the Harry Potter eBooks are published in EPUB3 format and can be read on any EPUB3 device or reading service, with Japanese font enabled.

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"Casual Vacancy" Withheld from Foreign Publishers Because of Piracy Risks

Posted by: Rosi
August 01, 2012, 04:34 AM

Foreign publishers will not receive a copy of the manuscript for The Casual Vacancy until the book is published in English on September 27th. France and Germany have received advanced copies but countries viewed at a high risk for piracy, including Finland, Italy and Slovenia, have not, meaning theyContinued...

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Fan Q&A Webcast with J.K. Rowling Announced for October 11th

Posted by: Rosi
July 31, 2012, 11:23 AM

Scholastic today announced a Fan Q&A with J.K. Rowling that will take place on the 11th of October at 12 noon ET and 5pm GMT. You can find out more information here on the Scholastic website for the newly launched Harry Potter Book Club!

Scholastic promises new commentary on the seriesContinued...

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Video: J.K. Rowling Reads From "Peter Pan" During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

As previously reported, author J.K. Rowling played a special role during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. As part of a segment celebrating British children's literature, Ms. Rowling read a selection from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

A video of her appearance at the ceremonyContinued...


Rupert Grint Runs in Olympic Torch Relay, JK Rowling in Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Catherine
July 27, 2012, 05:38 PM

It is hectic here in Olympic London, as well as all over the country. Rupert Grint took part in the Olympic Torch Relay, running the ever-lit torch from Middlesex University. He ran the torch down hill to Barnet, near London. The Examiner reports:

One of 8,000 torchbearersContinued...


Pottermore: "Chamber of Secrets" Progress

Posted by: Catherine
July 09, 2012, 03:09 PM

Another Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets update has been posted on Pottermore Insider. The site states:

Monday 09 July

Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we are recording sounds for Chapter Sixteen, The Chamber of Secrets.

As you have learned from previous Leaky posts, we expect the first set of chaptersContinued...


Cover Art of "The Casual Vacancy" Revealed

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:30 AM

Update: New image from Amazon that shows the physical book below.

Little, Brown Book Group has released the cover art for J.K. Rowling's adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. You can view the cover art below or here. The company also provided more detail of the "audio reader and confirmed page extent":


Pottermore: Harry Potter eBooks in Japanese

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:21 AM

Pottermore has announced the estimated release of Harry Potter eBooks in Japanese. The site stated:

The Harry Potter eBooks will be available in Japanese this summer - at the same time the Pottermore Shop will be launching in Japanese. Further announcements regarding the Shop opening date will be madeContinued...


Pottermore Poll: Quidditch Positions

Posted by: Catherine
July 03, 2012, 10:47 AM

Pottermore Insider has arranged a new poll for fans to vote for which Quidditch position they would play. The excerpt reads:

In Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry learns about the Bludgers, the Quaffle, the Golden Snitch, and the various positions on a Quidditch team. We’ve seenContinued...


Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Coming Soon!

Posted by: Catherine
July 02, 2012, 11:58 AM

Tuesday 03 July
Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we're finalising artwork for Chapter Eight, The Deathday Party

Pottermore Insider sent out a news alert with an update on the progress of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The post reads:
Over the past few weeks on the Continued...

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J.K. Rowling Attends Wimbledon

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

J.K. Rowling made an appearance in the Royal Box during Tuesday's Wimbledon match between Andy Murray and Nikolay Davydenko.

Images of the author watching the tennis tournament can be found in the Leaky galleries.


Pottermore: Wonderbook Book of Spells Promo

Posted by: Catherine
June 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

Pottermore has officially launched Sony's Wonderbook: Book of Spells PS3 game. Pottermore Insider reports that players will be able to link their Pottermore accounts to the Book of Spell game. Pottermore Insider will be tracking the game's developement, and have uploaded the first promo trailerContinued...


Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Update

Posted by: Catherine
June 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

As reported earlier, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is expected to come out this summer. Pottermore Insider has posted updates about the progress of the next book.

Monday 25 June

Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we’re finalising artwork for Chapter Seven, Mudbloods and Murmurs, and Chapter Fifteen,Continued...

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Bloomsbury: Counting on "Three-Book Set" Relating to Harry Potter This Year

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:55 PM

Harry Potter book publisher Bloomsbury made mention in a recent Reuters report regarding its yearly profits, that "[I]t was counting on a new Rowling three-book box set tied into the Potter series, and a non-fiction account of spies in World War II to support sales in theContinued... Update: No Plans to Publish Harry Potter Encyclopedia

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:39 PM

In an update on J. K. Rowling's website, the author makes quite clear that plans to publish a physical copy of a Harry Potter Encyclopaedia are not on the horizon.  The entry, updated May 2012, reads:

What about the Harry Potter Encyclopaedia?
Updated May 2012
I have been enjoyingContinued...

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