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TLC/FA Editor Heidi Tandy Mentioned in Herald Article

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 10:11 AM

In the Miami Herald's coverage of Book V, TLC editor, FA administrator Heidi Tandy (currently SUPPOSEDLY on Fandom Maternity Leave) is quoted.


''I don't think it would have grown this much if the lag between books hadn't been so long,'' said Heidi Tandy, the MiamiContinued...

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Italian Publisher Salani Announces Translation Preorders

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 10:08 AM

According to the Italian Publisher Salani, folks can start preording Harry Potter e l’Ordine della Fenice in September for release in November.



La data di uscita in Inghilterra, America, Canada e Australia del quinto volume della saga di Harry Potter è ufficiale: Harry PotterContinued...

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Commentary: Plastic Post Sums Up Negativity of Potter Merchandizing

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 10:03 AM

This post on Plastic.com does a good job at covering all the naysayers of all the publicity surrounding the Harry Potter books. What's wholly ironic is I'm a huge fan and I completely ignore all the marketing rhetoric. The only thing I'm spending my money on is theContinued...

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Australian Boy Wins Potter Contest

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 09:52 AM

Alex Kwasniewski, 7, has won a contest from The West Australian and a trip to hear Rowling at Royal Albert Hall.

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Potter Challenger Comes From the Shadows

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 09:41 AM

The Northern Echo has word that Ottakar's - one of Britain's leading book chains - has listed "Shadowmancer" written by clergyman Graham Taylor as their Children's book of the month for June. Supposedly, WHSmith is also considering the same.

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Who's The Next Rowling?

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 09:26 AM

BBC is looking for 100 words that could make you the next J.K. Rowling.



The winner will be given the chance to have a short children's story published on BBC News Online - potentially the first step to a lucrative writing career, multi-million pound advances, the eternal love of children and parents everywhere....



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TLC on WTOP

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 08:51 AM

I just got off the phone with a reporter from WTOP Radio in DC. Luckily the thing was on tape because boy was I having speaking issues - at least Melissa sounded excited about her interview. None the less, I profiled MUARI as well as some of the events going on in DC, Maryland and Virginia. If anyone catches the interview, please letContinued...

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NIMBUS - 2003/Shipping Highlighted in CTNow.com

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 08:39 AM

The CTNow.com Web site has an article about the upcoming NIMBUS - 2003 conference and delves into the world of shipping and slash. May not be appropriate for some younger readers.

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An Alternate View of Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 06:24 AM

AlterNet weighs in on the Harry Potter phenomenon.

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When Harry Met Jeremy

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 06:22 AM

The Guardian looks into the reasons behind Rowling choosing an interview with Jeremy Paxman.

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Harry Potter for Sale

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 06:20 AM

The New York Times has an article about the crazy merchandizing of Potter which Rowling mentioned on last night's replay of a 60 Minutes interview, that she abhors. Such is the price of selling movie rights.

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Scotsman Profiles Rowling Before Potter

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2003, 06:17 AM

The Scotsman takes a first look of what looks to be a series of the live of Joanne Rowling prior to the Harry Potter series.

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The Shy Sorceress

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2003, 05:00 PM

TIME has a profile of Ms. Rowling herself.

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Army and Air Force Exchange Service Will Debut Book Across Europe

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2003, 01:42 PM

Nice to hear from the European and Pacific Stars and Stripes that folks stationed overseas in the US Military will get the book like the rest of us.



The Army and Air Force Exchange Service will debut the book across Europe, and its newly renovated Bookmark store in Hainerberg, Germany,Continued...

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Competition Fierce in the Big Apple

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2003, 11:00 AM

According to the NY Daily News, competition is fierce in the Big Apple with bookstores trying to lure customers away from each other.

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