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A Look at Projected Sales

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 08:07 AM

Bloomsburg has a more business look at the upcoming Harry Potter book from Borders and Barnes & Noble's point of view.

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MUARI, TLC mentioned in NY Post

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2003, 07:49 AM

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.

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Boy Raises 1000 pounds for Charity Auctioning off his Signed Books

Posted by: Melissa
May 31, 2003, 01:51 PM

15-year old Adam Orton of Bilston raised 1000 pounds for the Children's Liver Disease Foundation by auctioning signed copies of the Harry Potter books.

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J.K. Spending Launch in South Africa

Posted by: Melissa
May 31, 2003, 08:40 AM

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.

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Time to Vote for your MeetUp Location!

Posted by: Melissa
May 30, 2003, 07:11 PM

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...

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Book Magazine Article Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2003, 05:18 PM

The Book Magazine article featuring TLC editors Melissa Anelli and Heidi Tandy is now online. Warning - potential spoilers in the article.

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Waterstones Training Wizards

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2003, 05:14 PM

CBBC reports Waterstones is training up loads of actors to fill their stores with magic the night of the Book V launch.

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Fool's Take on Scholastic Layoffs

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2003, 05:03 PM

The Motley Fool's Rick Munarriz takes a look at Scholastic and Harry Potter.

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Harry Potter and the Order of Burgers & Fries

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 06:53 PM

A bit of satire and humor from the Christian Science Monitor's Ron Charles regarding the potential for "out of control" marketing.

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California's Books Inc to hold Mindnight Launch Events for Book 5 - Including Disneyland Store

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 05:49 PM

According to a news release Books Inc., the West’s 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...

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To Pre-Order or Not Pre-Order

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 05:05 PM

The Kansas City Star has an intriguing article about whether to stick with an online preorder or to visit a store. I think I prefer going out and joining a party.

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Scholastic Lays Off 400

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 04:54 PM

It looks like Book V didn't come soon enough. Newsday reports that Scholastic had to lay off 400 in its global workforce.

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Book V Launch Events in Canada - Chapters/Indigo

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 01:22 PM

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...

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UK Audiobook Not Due Until September 22nd, 2003

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 01:06 PM

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:

We are delighted to be able to confirmContinued...

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Need Information about International Book Chains & Launch Events

Posted by: Melissa
May 28, 2003, 12:56 PM

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...

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