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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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A Half Full "Goblet of Fire" for Readers in the UK

Posted by: sue
March 11, 2007, 01:24 PM

A new survey reveals that some readers in the UK left their Goblet half full, or own a partially read Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire book that is. In a new study 4,000 Britons were asked about books they were unable to finish reading, and the results showed that "just under a third (32%),Continued...

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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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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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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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I Shall Not Tell Lies about Reading Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
January 25, 2007, 09:49 AM

Apparently residents in the UK haven't been listening to Professor Umbridge when it comes to lying, as a new survey reveals up to a third of British adults have fibbed about reading some well known novels including Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. According to a new survey conductedContinued...

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Potter Books Slated for Recycling Stolen from Warehouse

Posted by: sue
January 24, 2007, 10:22 AM

Reports are online today that some 3,000 Harry Potter books due to be recycled were stolen from a warehouse in Wales. Thieves apparently broke into a recycling company and took two containers of the special Harry Potter schoolbooks, which were published for charity several years ago. NewsWalesContinued...

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Independent Booksellers Face Major Retailer Pricing for Book Seven

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2007, 09:53 PM

Despite a lack of a definitive release date, let alone a set price, several independent booksellers have said they will not be stocking Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows because they will be unable to make a profit. Facing stiff competition from major retailers who can offerContinued...