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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

American Editor Levine on HBP: "There are a lot of answers"

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 11:06 PM

hbpscholthumb.jpgTLC attended yesterday's unveiling of Scholastic's 30-day countdown clock at its New York City store. Kids from a nearby elementary school gathered around the huge Half-Blood Prince display and answered trivia questions posted to them by Arthur Levine, the main editor of the ScholasticContinued...

J.K. Rowling

J.K. Rowling on Forbes Celebrity Power List

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2005, 08:11 PM

Forbes magazine has released yet another list, this one of the most powerful celebrities. Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is listed this year at number twenty two, falling from last year's spot at number six. The top spot went to talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

One of a handful of billionaires on theContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Scholastic Celebrates 30 Days; Report Coming on TLC

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 03:59 PM

schol30days3thumb.jpgHP Editor Arthur Levine and Barbara Marcus, executive vice president of Scholastic, unveiled an official 30-day countdown clock today at the Scholastic store in NYC, and TLC was there. Stay tuned, because we're working on our interview footage and pictures to bring you in a special reportContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

J.K. Rowling to do Interview with Time Magazine

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2005, 01:35 PM

It was reported today that Time Magazine will be featuring a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In a column for The Boston Globe, the reporter mentions the two mainstream media interviews that JKR will be conducting for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, alongContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Update: Couric Interview to Air July 17 and 18

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 10:35 AM

We've just received an update from NBC letting us know that Katie Couric's interview with Jo Rowling will air on July 17 on Dateline and July 18 on Today. More details about Today's HBP week as we go.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince 560,000 HBPs Pre-Ordered

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:58 AM

hbpthumb.jpgAmazon has announced that its preorders of HBP have soared past the half-million mark, all the way to 560,000. That's more than one book for each minute in a year. (Find all versions from five different countries here at the Cauldron Shop).
Source: BusinessWire.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Couric Interview to Air Close to Publication; Week of HP Planned on Today

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:45 AM

jkrcouric.jpgWe've received word from an NBC rep who assured us that the Rowling-Couric interview is tentatively scheduled Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the week of July 11, though that may easily change.
The interview is taking place today in Scotland and seems to be plannedContinued...


JKR's Injunction: Some Analysis

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 09:50 AM

TLC was able to obtain a copy of the injunction granted to J.K. Rowling regarding disclosure of the contents of book six (read the intial story here); you can read the PDF here (but make sure you have Adobe Reader so you can open the document).
The order is broader than the original newspaper articles implied; anyoneContinued...


The Man Who Discovered Potter: "Carry the Child Within You"

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 09:23 AM

cunningham.jpgBarry Cunningham, publisher and managing director of Chicken House books, the founding publisher of Bloomsbury, and the man who finally took on Potter, talks to Fortune in the June 27 magazine for their article on decision-making:

"When we started Bloomsbury Children's Books in 1995,Continued...


Radcliffe to Star in Non-Potter Film

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 06:43 AM

radcliffethumb.jpgWB has confirmed to us the reports today that Daniel Radcliffe will star in December Boys, an independent film about four orphans who were born in the same month, growing up in 1960s Australia. The film is based on a novel by Michael Noonan. He will film right after GoF is released in November, before he returnsContinued...


Gary Oldman Comments on Role in Goblet

Posted by: sue
June 15, 2005, 06:24 AM

Actor Gary Oldman is quoted briefly speaking about his role as Sirius Black in an interview posted on IGN. Mr.Oldman says that his part in the Goblet of Fire film is very small, noting:

I'll disappoint you because I'm just a tiny, tiny little part in the next one. I'm just embers in the fire.Continued...


Sun Cub Reporter Gives Trip to Ill Sis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:33 PM

The Sun announced yesterday that its cub reporter contest winner, Sian Brennan, gave her trip to meet with Jo to her sick twin sister, Zoe.
Sian invented and drew the "groggle," a creature who saves Harry's life, and in a phone poll Sun readers chose him as their favorite.

The twins areContinued...

JKR Interviews

Update on Couric-Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:26 PM

On June 1, Katie Couric announced on "Today" that she'd be interviewing Jo Rowling in two weeks' time and invited fans to submit questions. However, she never said the interview would air in two weeks' time. An air date has never been announced. In fact, on June 8, just six days ago, CouricContinued...


HBP Contest Page Updated

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:21 PM

Our HBP contests page has been updated with a still-open cub reporter contest from Australia and one from India, as well as a contest from the Idaho Statesman for kids to participate in a "TriWizard Tournament."

HP Caption Contest

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:02 PM

Enter a HP-related caption contest at Thanks Karen!

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