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Confirmed: Universal to Announce Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2012, 03:50 PM

The LA Times is reporting that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will make its way to Japan, with the announcement, set to be made official Thursday.  The report reads, in part:

The Osaka destination -- expected to begin construction in the next few weeks with a plannedContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Recieves Freedom of the City

Posted by: Catherine
May 08, 2012, 07:39 PM

UPDATE: Photos from the event are starting to come online and are now available here in our Image Galleries

J.K. Rowling received the Freedom of the City this morning at the Mansion House in the City.Rowling was recognized for her services to children's literature. The Harry Potter books have sold over 450Continued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 246: Casually Late Casual Debate

Posted by: Rosi
April 30, 2012, 02:59 AM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is back with PotterCast 246: Casually Late Casual Debate! This new episode features much discussion on J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel The Casual Vacancy, which will be released on the 27th September this year. Your PotterCast hosts debate their many predictions aboutContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She willContinued...

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Pottermore Now Available to All!

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's online Harry Potter experience, is now open to all wishing to join in on the experience.  The change was made early this morning in the UK and is indicated on the official website with the question "Are you magical?"  Users may sign up now, while actual invitations should start arriving--Continued...

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J.K. Rowling's New Book "The Casual Vacancy" Out 27th September 2012

Posted by: Rosi
April 12, 2012, 09:08 AM

Hold on to your hats, people: the publisher Little, Brown has just put out a press release giving us the title of JK Rowling’s new book… The Casual Vacancy! The book will be out on the 27th September 2012 (worldwide release date) and Little, Brown also provided a plot summary:Continued...

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J.K. Rowling Launches New Website

Posted by: Rosi
April 12, 2012, 08:50 AM

J.K. Rowling just announced the launch of her newly revamped website on Twitter. Check it out at this link!

Movies

Photos: Inside Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter

Posted by: Edward
March 28, 2012, 07:52 PM

Leaky participated in a press tour of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour - The Making of Harry Potter this morning and now has a special gallery of high res photos from the experience right here!  Stay close for Leaky's full report, set to be online soon.

The Warner Bros. Studio TourContinued...

Books

Pottermore Shop Now Open, Harry Potter eBooks and Digital Audio Books Available for First Time

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 27, 2012, 09:08 AM

The official Pottermore shop was launched this morning, marking the first time that the Harry Potter books are available to buy in an eBook and digital audio book format.

This will be the only place to purchase digital copies of the Harry Potter series,Continued...

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Pottermore Opening to Everyone in Early April

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 08, 2012, 08:55 AM

The Pottermore Insider updated today to announce that Pottermore.com will be coming out of the Beta phase and open to everyone in early April 2012.

The Beta period for Pottermore was extended indefinitely toward the end of last year. The Insider explains why this decision was made:

We always knew PottermoreContinued...

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J.K. Rowling's Twitter Following Passes 1M Mark

Posted by: Melissa
February 24, 2012, 08:17 PM

She has only tweeted nine times, and mostly to say she is spending her time with paper and pen as a better companion than digital communication. With yesterday's announcement that she will be publishing something not-Harry-Potter-related for the first time, J.K. Rowling sent out another tweet to confirm the storyContinued...

Books

J.K. Rowling Tweets: New book "later this year"

Posted by: Melissa
February 24, 2012, 09:12 AM

A small update this morning from J.K. Rowling's Twitter indicates her book will be out this year:


As you may have heard, I have a new book out later this year. Very different to Harry, although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much.

Books

No Auction for J.K. Rowling's New Novel

Posted by: Melissa
February 23, 2012, 12:36 PM

Though it would seem that a new novel by J.K. Rowling, brought to a new publisher, would incite the mother of all bidding wars, an Associated Press report has indicated that there was no auction for the book.

Rowling's agent, Neil Blair, would not disclose financial details of the deal but said there had beenContinued...

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J.K. Rowling's Next Novel Announced, Written for Adults

Posted by: Melissa
February 23, 2012, 09:28 AM

UPDATE: jkrowling.com is being "refreshed and redesigned" and will be opened again later this spring. An e-mail list has been added to the Web site's interface for readers to subscribe to updates.

J.K. Rowling's agency, the Blair Partnership, announced this morning that the Harry Potter author will beContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Reaches Settlement with Former Agent Christopher Little

Posted by: Stephanie_J
January 25, 2012, 11:45 AM

In June, Leaky reported that author J.K. Rowling had ended her association with the Christopher Little Agency.

The Telegraph has published a follow-up article to this story today, reporting that Ms. Rowling and Mr. Little reached a financial settlement outside of court. AccordingContinued...

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