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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Pre-Orders of "Deathly Hallows" Set Records

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2007, 10:16 PM

After the announcement of the July 21, 2007 release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, many people quickly took advantage of the available pre-orders for the book. Amazon.com announced that pre-orders for Deathly Hallows "were 547 percent higher than for its predecessor" Harry PotterContinued...

HP References

Yahoo to Create "Harry Potter" Brand Universe Site

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2007, 07:37 AM

The New York Times is reporting today that Yahoo has announced plans to build a special "Harry Potter" website as part of a giant "Brand Universe" for fans. The newspaper reports these sites are being created as " online destinations that will draw large audiences aroundContinued...

OotP Film

First Look: DA Logo, New Thestral Cards, New OotP Products and More

Posted by: sue
January 18, 2007, 09:50 PM

We have a bit of a treat for you tonight as we have a great deal of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix product news, including our first look at the Dumbledore's Army logo. Thanks to TLC reader James who sent in great scans from an industry magazine, you can see severalContinued...


Sales of HBP Paperbacks Equal OotP

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2007, 02:01 PM

USA Today has an article online about the sales of books in 2006, and mentions a curious fact about the Harry Potter novels. While the hardcover of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince was the number one bestseller for 2005, the list for 2006 sees the paperback edition of HBP ranked at number 21. Apparently, thisContinued...

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets

Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 07:39 PM

The second installment in the Harry Potter series has now been released in Latin. Harrius Potter Et Camera Secretorum is now available (as seen in our Cauldron Shop), and The Times newspaper has a review of this new version of Chamber of Secrets. Of this translation into the ancient language, the reviewer writes:Continued...


Reminder: Harry Potter DVDs to Disappear Off Store Shelves

Posted by: sue
January 05, 2007, 09:07 AM

A reminder that back in November WB confirmed to TLC that the existing Harry Potter DVDs would no longer be available for purchase starting January 5. However, there is still time to purchase them via retailers such as Amazon, who states that while the discs are going on moratorium, youContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K.R on Forbes Top-Earning Author List

Posted by: sue
December 09, 2006, 11:35 AM

It's that time of year for lists, and author J.K.Rowling has made an appearance on yet another list from Forbes Magazine, this time of the Top Earning Authors. The magazine says our favorite author came in second behind Da Vinci Code author Dan Brown, and claimed that Jo had earned "$75 millionContinued...


More Book Seven Death Predictions

Posted by: sue
July 09, 2006, 04:29 PM

In the wake of JKR's recent interview on the "Richard & Judy" talk show, the media continues to write stories about Book Seven, and the possible deaths contained in the last book. The newest entry covering this topic comes now from Entertainment Weekly, where they have an article featuring theContinued...


EW: Harry Potter Number Two Fictional Character

Posted by: sue
June 05, 2006, 07:22 PM

There is a new list out from Entertainment Weekly magazine, this time of the top fictional characters. Harry Potter came in at number two on their list of top franchise characters, with Wolverine from X-Men taking the top spot:

Few other teenagers could boast of vanquishing evil wizards and box officeContinued...

CauldronShop: Hot Topic Clearance, Weasley Clock Watch, Dobby Mini-Bust

Posted by: sue
May 29, 2006, 02:27 PM

With graduations and Father's Day right around the corner, now is a good time to check out what's new in our Cauldron Shop, the spot for all your official Harry Potter products.
One great item is this fantastic Weasley Grandfather Clock Watch, just like the one seen inContinued...


Wall Street Already Anticipating Book Seven

Posted by: sue
May 24, 2006, 09:57 PM

Wall Street is already anticipating the release of Book Seven as stocks of Scholastic rose today after a positive review of the company. The AP reports that Stifel Nicolaus reviewed several book publishers, and Scholastic stocks were rated as "buy," as they eye the future for the publishersContinued...


Harry Potter Brings Magic to Book Publishing

Posted by: Melissa
May 19, 2006, 11:24 AM

The New York Times reports that a Book Industry Study Group report, being released today, found that 2005 book sales were up by 5.9% at $34.6 billion (USD). The "strongest growth niches" were juvenile books, religious books and elementary and high school textbooks.

"[T]he children'sContinued...


Goblet of Fire DVD Sets Guinness World Record

Posted by: sue
May 10, 2006, 06:46 AM

Page from DanRadcliffe.co.uk and Jenna from DanRadcliffe.com let us know that Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire now holds the Guinness World Record as the fastest selling DVD. Previously we reported that the GoF DVD sold over five million copies the first day out here in the US. In the UK,Continued...


Harry Potter Movies for Download

Posted by: sue
May 09, 2006, 05:05 PM

Hoping to combat illegal piracy of their films, Warner Brothers announced today that they will be releasing movies for legal download via the net. Using BitTorrent, the site that was "once blamed for aiding the swapping of illegally copied films and programs", Warners will make more than 200 movies availableContinued...


Bloomsbury Announces Profits

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2006, 12:34 PM

Bloomsbury, the publisher of the UK Harry Potter books, will be announcing major profits this week, according to Wales.co.uk.

"Bloomsbury has put investors on standby for profits of at least £20m, so debate in the City is focused on whether it can beat that benchmark. Six analysts suggest Bloomsbury will reportContinued...