Bloomsburg has a more business look at the upcoming Harry Potter book from Borders and Barnes & Noble's point of view.
Well, the word is starting to get out to the rest of the world about MUARI as Melissa and I were briefly interviewed for this piece in the NY Post.
According to The Saturday Star, Rowling will be spending the launch of her Fifth Book in Cape Town, South Africa. Sounds more like a rumor as they're the first to report it.
It's time to vote for where you want to hold a meetup. Remember - since most Borders Bookstores are staying open for the launch, that's a great place to go.
A bit of a MeetUp RoundUp:
1463 people signed up
in 335 different cities.
You need 5 people signed up to have a MeetUp - there are 101 cities withContinued...
The Book Magazine article featuring TLC editors Melissa Anelli and Heidi Tandy is now online. Warning - potential spoilers in the article.
CBBC reports Waterstones is training up loads of actors to fill their stores with magic the night of the Book V launch.
The Motley Fool's Rick Munarriz takes a look at Scholastic and Harry Potter.
A bit of satire and humor from the Christian Science Monitor's Ron Charles regarding the potential for "out of control" marketing.
According to a news release Books Inc., the Wests Oldest Independent Bookseller, is hosting midnight release parties for the much anticipated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, beginning Friday evening, June 20, 2003, at seven Books Inc.Continued...
It looks like Book V didn't come soon enough. Newsday reports that Scholastic had to lay off 400 in its global workforce.
Thanks to reader pedant, we've found that Ticketmaster Canada is actually selling tickets to Book V launch events at Chapters and Indigo locations in Calgary, Alberta and Ontario. I'm surprised there hasn't been any articles or news about it thus far. We will add all these entries to MUARIContinued...
There's been some confusion as to why the US edition audio versions (CD and casette) of Book V will be out June 21st and the UK edition won't be released until September 22nd, 2003.
Reader Liz sent us a response from the BBC that should clear things up:
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We have heard rumors that several book chains across the world have plans for the Harry Potter release but have had little success in getting "official word". Below is a list of stores we're waiting to hear from and contact information on reaching them. If you could assistContinued...