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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...

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!


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...


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 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...


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.


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...


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

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

UPDATE: 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...


Report: Second Harry Potter Theme Park Slated for Universal Studios Hollywood (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
November 30, 2011, 07:19 PM

The Wall Street Journal has just issued a report that the Universal Studios Hollywood will be the site of a second Wizarding World of Harry Potter type theme park in the coming years.  The article sites persons familiar with the plans and says an official announcementContinued...

Pottermore Insider Releases Chapter Three Artwork

Posted by: Stephanie_J
November 29, 2011, 11:46 AM

The Pottermore Insider has once again updated their blog, this time featuring artwork done by Pottermore users uploaded to Chapter Three, "The Letters from No One." View the different visual interpretations of the chapter at this link.

Artwork from Chapter Four will be posted next week on the blog,Continued...

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Harrods Exclusive Box Set of Harry Potter DVDs Require Safe Keeping Before Release

Posted by: Edward
November 29, 2011, 11:15 AM

The Evening Standard is reporting that higher levels of security were required this morning at the iconic British retailer Harrods as they took stock of 300 Elder Wand DVD Box Set of all eight Harry Potter films.  The paper explains:

Muggles are so desperateContinued...


Translated Selections from Harry Potter Novels Released Online

Posted by: Edward
November 29, 2011, 10:55 AM

Researchers at the University of Calgary have complied a one-of-a-kind collection of 70 translations of "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone" novels and have published selections from those translations online, reports the Vancouver Sun.  Geared to educators, students and Potter-fansContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Gives Evidence at Leveson Inquiry (Watch Now)

Posted by: Rosi
November 24, 2011, 09:47 AM

J.K. Rowling is currently giving evidence at the Leveson Inquiry and you can watch and follow The Guardian's liveblog at this link. Stay close to Leaky for more from the Inquiry!

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