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Bloomsbury Announces Edinburgh Castle Details

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 02:53 PM

Some more details today from Bloomsbury regarding the big Edinburgh release party:

  • The cub reporters will arrive at the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle by horse-drawn carriage.
  • About 2,000 Edinburgh school children and their parents will be seated in the Esplanade outside Edinburgh Castle to cheerContinued...

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Polls - Ask Jo, Daily Lounge Polls and Romance

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 11:44 AM

Many of you have reported a not-found error when accessing our "Ask Jo" poll; it should be right here; be sure to look at the right side of your page! A lot of you are also asking why you can't vote more than once here: we restrict by IP, which changes often if you're an AOL user butContinued...

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"Ask Jo" Contest Polls Open!

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2005, 08:33 PM

All right! Sorry for the delay guys, it's a busy time both here and on MuggleNet - but we are finally ready to present you with the top 10 questions chosen from our "Ask Jo" contest. Vote here!
At the Leaky Lounge we had more than 1,500 posts and 4,100 questions submitted before deadline. I read every singleContinued...

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Bloomsbury HBP Cub Reporter Announced

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 09:20 AM

Bloomsbury has announced its cub reporter, who will travel to Scotland to meet and be part of a press conference with Jo Rowling on publication weekend; Vhari Leishman won with the following entry:

"I've just spent a whole day of my exam leave - note I said spent, not wasted - trying to think of somethingContinued...


Bloomsbury's new contest - win a signed HBP

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2005, 07:42 AM

hbpbloomsburythumb.jpgBloomsbury has recently introduced a gallery section on their new Harry Potter website where fans can submit reviews and artwork associated with the HP books. In the run-up to publication, they are giving away a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince (which will be sent afterContinued...

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JKR Minibook Recirculated in eBay Auction

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2005, 11:56 PM

minibookthumb.jpgA minibook written by J.K. Rowling and auctioned for charity has just resurfaced and been sold on eBay for £24,995 (a customer ended the bidding by paying a predetermined amount that would ensure victory). The piece is, as the eBay store describes it:

"A beautiful piece, written, and signed,Continued...


Rubbish Fodder: "The Sun" Claims to Publish Book Seven Title(s)

Posted by: Melissa
June 24, 2005, 03:05 AM

rubbish.jpgBrit tabloid The Sun reports today that it "may have solved one of the biggest Harry Potter mysteries - the title of the final novel about the boy wizard," and that the book seven title is either Harry Potter and the Parseltongue Trophy or Harry Potter and the Great RevelationContinued...

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Barnes & Noble: Special Greeting from JKR, HBP Sales

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2005, 02:49 PM

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have just announced that on the evening of July 15th, they will be simulcasting a special greeting from J.K. Rowling at 7:20pm(EST) carried live from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. This will be broadcast in the Barnes and Noble Store in Union Square in New York City.Continued...

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J.K. Rowling on Forbes Celebrity Power List

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2005, 08:11 PM

Forbes magazine has released yet another list, this one of the most powerful celebrities. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is listed this year at number twenty two, falling from last year's spot at number six. The top spot went to talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

One of a handful of billionaires on theContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to do Interview with Time Magazine

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2005, 01:35 PM

It was reported today that Time Magazine will be featuring a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In a column for The Boston Globe, the reporter mentions the two mainstream media interviews that JKR will be conducting for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, alongContinued...

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Update: Couric Interview to Air July 17 and 18

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 10:35 AM

We've just received an update from NBC letting us know that Katie Couric's interview with Jo Rowling will air on July 17 on Dateline and July 18 on Today. More details about Today's HBP week as we go.

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Couric Interview to Air Close to Publication; Week of HP Planned on Today

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:45 AM

jkrcouric.jpgWe've received word from an NBC rep who assured us that the Rowling-Couric interview is tentatively scheduled Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the week of July 11, though that may easily change.
The interview is taking place today in Scotland and seems to be plannedContinued...


JKR's Injunction: Some Analysis

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 09:50 AM

TLC was able to obtain a copy of the injunction granted to J.K. Rowling regarding disclosure of the contents of book six (read the intial story here); you can read the PDF here (but make sure you have Adobe Reader so you can open the document).
The order is broader than the original newspaper articles implied; anyoneContinued...


Sun Cub Reporter Gives Trip to Ill Sis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:33 PM

The Sun announced yesterday that its cub reporter contest winner, Sian Brennan, gave her trip to meet with Jo to her sick twin sister, Zoe.
Sian invented and drew the "groggle," a creature who saves Harry's life, and in a phone poll Sun readers chose him as their favorite.

The twins areContinued...

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Update on Couric-Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:26 PM

On June 1, Katie Couric announced on "Today" that she'd be interviewing Jo Rowling in two weeks' time and invited fans to submit questions. However, she never said the interview would air in two weeks' time. An air date has never been announced. In fact, on June 8, just six days ago, CouricContinued...

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