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U of Edinburgh to Honor JKR on July 8

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 12:01 PM

As previously reported, JKR will soon receive her honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh. The ceremony will take place on July 8 (another special day for Rowling; the four-year anniversary of the publication of Goblet of Fire) and while JKR is not slated to speak, there is expected to be a photoContinued...

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Rowling Spokesperson: Book Six Title Rumor "Definitely a hoax"

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 11:20 AM

Newsround got the official word from a Rowling spokersperon; also, JKR is expected to update soon.

J.K. Rowling Update: Why the Book Title Is Almost Positively Fake

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2004, 05:54 PM

I was fooling around with the links from the old "hack" of JKR's site and the links people have been sending us to the door without the "Do Not Disturb Sign" - and came up with this. Go here (if nothing happens, right-click and press "Play").

J.K. Rowling and the Book Six Title?

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2004, 11:33 PM

We were going to wait for confirm/deny before posting this, but as these things do, it's spreading around the net at the speed of, well, of Harry Potter fans, and we'd rather keep you informed. (We also need to stem the flood of emails...)
The rumor goes thus: a fan was fiddling with JKR's site andContinued...


Bloomsbury News/OOtP Paperback Reminder

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2004, 11:40 AM

In an article in The Scotsman, Bloomsbury, the U.K. publishers of the Harry Potter series, says the success of the third film has helped book sales. Bloomsbury, which announced a 38% rise in profits in March, said schoolboy wizard Harry Potter continued to be hugely popular with readers, boosted by the “unprecedentedContinued...


OotP: One Year Gone

Posted by: Melissa
June 20, 2004, 07:00 PM

Exactly one year ago, the first copies of Order of the Phoenix were being distributed in Britain, and ten minutes after that I sat with 13 friends, holding hands and squealing, as a friend read us the first few pages over speakerphone. He had been lucky enough to be at the bookshop in Edinburgh where J.K. Rowling had shown upContinued...

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J.K. Rowing Ranks Sixth on Forbes Most Powerful Celebrity List

Posted by: Kristin
June 18, 2004, 12:45 PM

J.K. Rowling has moved up from fifteen last year to sixth place this year on U.S. magazine Forbes' most powerful celebrities list.
The number one position was given to Mel Gibson. Last year's number one, Jennifer Aniston, is now ranked seventeen.

Thanks to Sirius Kase for theContinued...

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JK Rowling Site Wins Award

Posted by: Melissa
June 10, 2004, 06:16 AM

Lightmaker, the company behind JK Rowling's nifty new website has announced that the site was named "Favorite Websites Award" Site Of The Day (SOTD) for 8th June 2004.
FWA said the site was 'a very innovative, exciting and atmospheric website for JK Rowling, one that her personality shines through. RightContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Updates Site

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2004, 05:21 AM

As she promised, J.K.Rowling has updated her site - we have a new wizard of the month, new fan site award, and more stuff I have not yet discovered...check it out! (The wizard of the month, Gwenog Jones, doesn't seem to be loading. Give it some time guys - she's probably updating as we speak, er, type.)

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JK Rowling: "I'm updating soon"

Posted by: Melissa
May 31, 2004, 09:24 AM

I had the extreme pleasure of chatting briefly with J.K. Rowling last night, and her first question, asked as if she really honestly thought there was a chance we'd say no, was 'Do you like the site?' She then said "I'm updating soon," so there you have it. Keep an eye on J.K.!Continued...

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Why We're Not Posting Easter Eggs

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2004, 01:00 PM

Please do continue to send the easter eggs you've found on, but at least for a while, we're not going to be posting them - we don't want to ruin the fun so early on. The site is great and surprising, and we don't want to take away from that by spelling it out. So sendContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Site: Canon Tidbits Straight From Rowling

Posted by: Melissa
May 15, 2004, 11:48 AM has been intricately redesigned, by the company Lightmaker. Once a list of publishers, it is now a design of a cluttered desk strewn with gum wrappers, an empty teacup (points to the one who can divine the dregs), newspapers and of course a notebook - and the thing that'sContinued...

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Daily Record's Title Erroneous

Posted by: Melissa
May 04, 2004, 02:55 PM

The Daily Record reported unflinchingly today, in an article about J.K. Rowling turning down a Dr. Who writing gig, that the title J.K. Rowling's "latest installment" is Harry Potter and the Green Flame Torch.
It's unclear if the article is erroneously reporting the name of Harry Potter and the OrderContinued...

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JK Rowling on "Most Influential" List

Posted by: sue
April 18, 2004, 08:59 AM

Time Magazine has released its list of the 100 "World's Most Influential " people. J.K. Rowling was listed in the category of "Artists and Entertainers". Calling the author of the Harry Potter series "Publishing's Gentle Pied Piper" the magazine says this : "Her influenceContinued...

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JKR Speaks Out for Imprisoned Children

Posted by: Melissa
April 12, 2004, 07:53 PM

Glasgow's Herlad reports that J.K. Rowling has joined in the request that German authorities offer asylum to the four children of the Ay family who were held in a former Scots jail for more than a year.
The article writes:

The four Ay children, now aged between nine and 15, and their mother were kept inContinued...

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