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"There Will Soon Be 7" Official Scholastic "Deathly Hallows" Countdown Begins in April, More on Deluxe Edition

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2007, 08:09 AM

We have a bit of news today from Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels. They have updated their Harry Potter website with a new area indicating the launch of a full countdown and more to the release of Harry Potter and theContinued...

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Time Magazine on Harry Potter, the Movement

Posted by: sue
March 12, 2007, 07:45 PM

Time magazine has a short new article this week spotlighting the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Noting that "what began as a book is ending as a movement," this article points out that it has been ten years since the first novel, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone, wasContinued...

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More on Independent Bookstores and the Selling of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
March 03, 2007, 11:22 AM

There are several articles now online highlighting again the challenges independent booksellers are facing in regards to pricing for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we reported previously some retailers in the UK were not going to stock the last Harry Potter book due toContinued...

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Entertainment Weekly Ponders End of Potter

Posted by: Melissa
February 22, 2007, 01:44 AM

This week's issue of Entertainment Weekly features an article on the end of the Harry Potter publishing era, noting ways in which U.S. publishing house Scholastic can make up for Harry's absence. You can see that article in our gallery here and a transcript of it below. Thanks, Sam!
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New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster from Raincoast

Posted by: sue
February 21, 2007, 04:00 PM

In addition to the Scholastic and Bloomsbury posters marking the release date of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows we told you about previously, Canadian Potter publishers Raincoast have now released their version of this poster. It features the blue placeholder art for the cover of DeathlyContinued...

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"Deathly Hallows" Advertisements Starting to Appear in Stores

Posted by: sue
February 20, 2007, 01:23 PM

As we told you previously, since the release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has been formally announced, retailers are beginning to advertise and promote the book. In addition to the posters from both Scholastic and Bloomsbury available to download and print at home, BordersContinued...

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Hogwarts Castle of Cards

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 09:36 AM

There was more information released today about one of the many new Harry Potter products due this summer as part of the release of the upcoming Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Klutz, a division of Scholastic and maker of "books plus" for children, has issued a press release detailing their new "BuildingContinued...

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Scholastic Updates with New "Deathly Hallows" Release Date Poster

Posted by: sue
February 12, 2007, 09:18 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, has updated their site with a new "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" poster that you can download and print out at home. The poster features the current black and white placeholder art for the book, with the titleContinued...

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Attorney for JKR : No E-Book Version of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 04, 2007, 05:22 PM

The Associated Press is reporting today that an attorney for author J.K. Rowling has stated there will be no e-book version available of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows." Those hopeful for a text version of the last Harry Potter book to download are out of luck, as there notContinued...

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Followup: JKR Signed Statue Reported to be of Hermes

Posted by: sue
February 03, 2007, 01:02 PM

There is a bit more information today about that statue J.K.Rowling signed in a hotel room in Edinburgh stating that she finished Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on January 11. The Scotsman reports today the statue is a bust of the Greek god Hermes. (A fun fact for Potter fans is that HermesContinued...

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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...

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Press Coverage of "Deathly Hallows" Release Date

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2007, 01:07 PM

As you can imagine, there was strong reaction to the announcement of the release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, and it brought with it world wide media coverage on a variety of levels.
Scores of you let us know the AP ran this story about the excitement shared by Harry Potter fans, whichContinued...

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CBBC Newsround: JKR Editing "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2007, 11:24 AM

Following on the earlier report today confirming the story regarding JKR completing "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" at a hotel in Edinburgh, Scotland, CBBC Newsround is is also now reporting that the book has "has been delivered to the companies who publish her books in the UK andContinued...

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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...

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Audio Interview with Mary GrandPre

Posted by: sue
January 14, 2007, 06:10 PM

A podcast featuring a recent interview with US Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre has now surfaced online. While this interview contains no new information about "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" (she says she doesn't know anything about it yet) the artist does say she would one day likeContinued...