The Palladium-Item has an article that talks about a rather large mall-wide launch party at the Richmond Square Mall starting at 9pm and closing after all books are sold (around 12:30am).
The newspaper is also having a contest.
What's one trait of your favorite Harry Potter character you wish you had?
Thanks Robin, for pointing us to this Book Page article that discusses the release, possible plot points as released in the Scholastic summary (spoiler warning), the auction (though not "Get a Clue"), and a list of book parties that needs help from Meet Up and Read In's database, where over 2,000 signees areContinued...
According to the BBC, Donald Parfitt managed to skirt a jail term and was sentenced today to 180 hours of community service and £55 of court costs.
A visit to Scholastic's Web site has shown it to be remade with the Harry Potter look and feel. Also, in an effort to get parents up to speed (like most parents haven't read the book), they've created a Harry Potter Companion.
Stay tuned for the winners of Scholastic's competition dueContinued...
Amazon.com put out a press release today with some interesting statistics.
To-date more than 550,000 copies of "Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix" have been ordered at www.amazon.com. At
2.8 pounds a piece, that's more than 770 tons of Harry Potter
magic - nearly 3.5 times theContinued...
An interesting commentary on Christianity & Harry Potter from Christianity Today.
Rowling tells Paxman about Order of the Phoenix, gives him a taster from the new book, and provides an insight into the inspiration behindContinued...
According to the AP, the big event at London's Royal Albert Hall will be webcast live at http://www.msn.co.uk/harrypotter starting at 12pm EDT. Microsoft says it has the ability to reach children in 34 countries in 18 different languages.
Here's the best part:
Before the event, childrenContinued...
Business 2.0 has an article talking about the unprecedented secrecy surrounding the printing of Book V.
BBC Norfolk has a competition to win a signed copy of OotP by Chris Rankin who plays Percy Weasley in the movies. Just follow the quiz and find the codeword.
Are you a rabid Potter fan who lives in Northern England? Specifically North Yorks, Co Durham, Cleveland/Teesside, Tyne and Wear and parts of Cumbria ? If so, the BBC wants to interview you for a possible television feature. EMail us your name, city you live in and email address where you can be contactedContinued...
Reader Ephraim has pointed out that not only is Harry Potter still #1 at Amazon but the Deluxe Edition only recently announced is at #2. Also of note are both the Book on CD and the Book on Tape versions which are #1 and #2 in Audiobooks.
Sounds like Moaning Myrtle, eh? Reader Todd sent us this article from Ananova and said it reminded him of the sad ghost of a girl from Chamber of Secrets.
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.