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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...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Baker & Taylor List "Deathly Hallows" Publish Date as 7/31/07

Posted by: sue
December 28, 2006, 11:07 AM

TLC has received several reports about a possible release date for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" as seen on Baker & Taylor, a company that provides materials to many public and school libraries, as well as retailers. The release date they have for book seven postedContinued...

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Amazon UK puts Book Seven on Pre-Order, Sets Price

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 07:31 PM

Several readers have let us know that Amazon.UK has now set a price for Book Seven at £13.99 (or roughly 27.39 USD), and has gone from a "Notify Me" status to an actual "Pre-Order" status. Thanks to reader Roonwit, we also know the UK retailer is telling thoseContinued...

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Recap: New Title for Book Seven and More

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 05:05 PM

We've had so many requests and questions about the events of recent days, that we thought we would give those who might have missed all of this in the holiday rush a chance to catch up on all the news with this recap.Important things to note are as follows:

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Amazon Calls Book Seven "Most Eagerly Awaited Books of All Time"

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 03:08 PM

With the news of the title for the last Harry Potter book now publicly announced, there has been widespread media reaction as you can imagine. Here are just a few of the news stories of interest on the subject:
Amazon.com is the focus of this story from Bloomberg news which highlightsContinued...

Scholastic Updates Book Seven Title Image; Part of New Title First Appeared Three Years Ago

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 11:28 AM

In the wake of the release of the name of the title of Book Seven today (which is also Winter Solstice btw), Scholastic, the US publishers of the series, has updated their Book Seven image with the new name on the main page of their website. Bloomsbury,Continued...

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Wall Street Concerns for Potter Seven in 2007

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2006, 02:58 PM

While no official release date has been announced and despite the latest update from JKR yesterday noting she is still hard at work writing, Wall Street is concerned about a possible release next year of Harry Potter Book Seven, and the impact on both the US and UK publishers of the novels.
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New Jim Dale Interview

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 05:46 PM

The new issue of AudioFile Magazine contains a biography and interview with US Harry Potter audiobook narrator Jim Dale. In this article there are new quotes from Mr. Dale about his enjoyment of reading and recording the the Harry Potter audiobooks, saying "Harry Potter does lend itself to creating strange voices,Continued...

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Report: READ Magazine Says Book Seven Next July

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2006, 09:28 AM

On the heels of JKR's most recent update where our favorite author says she is still writing Book Seven, comes word today that the newest issue of READ magazine (which is not an official Scholastic 'zine) containing a blurb speculating about the release date of the last Harry Potter book.Continued...

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Live, Scholastic Podcast Now Available on iTunes

Posted by: Melissa
August 22, 2006, 12:44 AM

The live, official Harry Potter podcasts that Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet) and I (for Leaky!) did in July are now all available for download on iTunes right here. We met nearly 1,000 of you at these events, starting at Anderson's in Naperville, IL, and going to BarnesContinued...

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Scholastic Harry Potter Experts Podcasts Coming Wednesday

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:39 PM

Scholastic has now updated their website to offer subscriptions to the Harry Potter Experts Tour Podcast. These podcasts are part of the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback on Tuesday, and feature our own Melissa Anelli, Emerson Spartz from MuggleNet, and CherylContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

USA Today Talks HBP Paperback, Book Seven

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:10 PM

USA Today has a new article about the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback, which comes out tomorrow. In addition to the anticipation by booksellers of brisk sales of the book ("It is going to be crazy," says one seller), the paper also mentions the Scholastic sponsoredContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Pics from the Official Scholastic Harry Potter Discussion Tour

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2006, 10:53 PM

Thanks to readers Katie and others, we have our first batch of pics up from our official Harry Potter discussion tour, in which Cheryl Klein (editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, American publishers of Harry Potter), Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet.com) and I visit bookstores in three citiesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Official Scholastic Podcast and Tour Info

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2006, 10:37 AM

A lot of you have been emailing asking when Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, and Emerson Spartz of MuggleNet and I will be in which cities talking about the books. The schedule is as follows (and is now in a sidebar link on Leaky). We hope you come out!
July 20, 7 p.m.
Naperville, IL

Anderson's Bookshop
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