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Scholastic Updates with New Harry Potter Through the Years Poster, Sorting Hat Quiz

Posted by: sue
June 01, 2009, 10:35 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have updated their website with a lovely new poster called "Celebrating Harry Through the Years." The poster, available for download via this link (PDF), features a montage of artwork by Mary GrandPre as wellContinued...

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Harry Potter Book Notes: Illegal Copies of Half-Blood Prince on Scribd, More

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2009, 06:05 PM

Several pieces of news tonight relating to the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling. The Times is reporting that free copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince were available on Scribd.com, a literary website where thousands of books and manuscripts are availableContinued...

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J.K. Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard on Shortlist for British Book Award

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 07:08 AM

The Tales of Beedle the Bard written by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have been nominated this year at the Galaxy British Book Awards.  Beedle the Bard is on the shortlist for "Children's Book of the Year," along with a few others including: Breaking Dawn by StephenieContinued...

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Followup: First Editon Copy of Harry Potter and Sorcerer's Stone Sells at Record Price

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2009, 06:58 AM

A quick followup this morning regarding this story from last month involving an auction of a rare First Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. Scores of you owled to let us know the auction was completed, with the book selling for a record $19,120.Continued...

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Harry Potter Books at Auction: First Edition Philosopher's Stone Selling at Record Prices

Posted by: sue
February 27, 2009, 09:33 AM

Several pieces of news today regarding Harry Potter books up for auction. First thanks to Heritage Auction for letting us know about a first edition Bloomsbury copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone (Sorcerer's Stone) they have for auction. HeritageContinued...

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Scholastic to Release New Box Set of Harry Potter Paperbacks

Posted by: sue
February 13, 2009, 09:07 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, will be releasing a new box set of the series this summer. This new collection, which you can see here in our galleries, is available for pre-order via Barnes and Noble, as well as Walmart.  Included in the collection areContinued...

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Report and Photos from JK Rowling's Beedle the Bard Release Party in Scotland

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 03:56 PM

The first images and reports from the special party held in Edinburgh, Scotland by author J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard are now online. You can see early images here via Getty, while Reuters has some details from a question and answer sessionContinued...

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The Tales of Beedle the Bard Now Available, Early Reviews of New Printed Book Now Online

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 08:12 AM

Behold, the Bard! The Tales of Beedle the Bard, the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has now officially be released! Last night, some fans were able to attend special midnight release parties, such as those in Edinburgh, Scotland. The Scotsman reports that while theContinued...

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Arthur Levine Reads "Fountain of Fair Fortune" from "The Tales of Beedle the Bard" by JK Rowling (Updated)

Posted by: sue
December 04, 2008, 12:11 AM

As promised, Scholastic has now released video of Arthur Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter novels,  reading from his handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling. In the video which you can see here, ArthurContinued...

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New Interview with JK Rowling's First Editor Barry Cunningham

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 PM

A second handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard was unveiled today in Edinburgh, Scotland, this belonging to J.K. Rowling's first editor Barry Cunningham. This copy will be on display at the National Library of Scotland, site of a launch day tea party event being held tomorrow.Continued...

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Personal Copy of Beedle the Bard Unveiled Today in NYC, Video of JK Rowling Reading from Book at Exhibit

Posted by: sue
December 03, 2008, 11:21 AM

Today, Arthur Levine unveiled his personal handwritten copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard at an event today in New York City. Update: You can now see video courtesy of Scholastic, here in our galleries. Mr. Levine, editor of the US editions of the Harry PotterContinued...

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USA Today Previews "Tales of Beedle the Bard"

Posted by: sue
November 30, 2008, 09:25 PM

The USA Today has a short preview article online tonight, previewing the upcoming new book from J.K. Rowling, The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Arthur Levine, editor of the Scholastic editions of the Harry Potter novels is quoted, remarking on these new tales which were first mentioned in Harry Potter andContinued...

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Tales of Beedle the Bard Pre-Orders "Shipping Soon"

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2008, 07:23 PM

With just four days left until the release of the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, fans (including this editor) who have pre-ordered their copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard have started seeing their order status set to "shipping soon" or "dispatching soon." Very exciting businessContinued...

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UK Amazon Contest for Ten Signed Copies of "Beedle the Bard" Collector's Edition

Posted by: sue
November 23, 2008, 08:38 AM

Another contest has now opened to win a signed Collector's Edition copy of The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling, this one from Amazon Great Britain. Residents of the UK who pre-order, or already have pre-ordered, the special Collector's Edition of the new bookContinued...

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First New Sketch from "Beedle the Bard" Now Online, Additional International Covers Released

Posted by: sue
November 22, 2008, 11:15 PM

The first new sketch from the upcoming The Tales of Beedle the Bard (and slight spoiler for those hoping to wait until December 4), has now surfaced online via the Bulgarian publisher of the novel. At this link, you can see several pages of the tale-writtenContinued...

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