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Severus Snape and a Fandom Enthralled

Posted by: sue
March 21, 2007, 09:18 AM

Severus Snape. The mention of his very name immediately gets attention and never fails to conjure up a strong reaction among Harry Potter fans, especially given the events in Half-Blood Prince. The Baltimore Sun has a new article online featuring the nefarious Potionsmaster and how this character has becomeContinued...

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Scholastic Edition of "Deathly Hallows" to have 784 Pages; Printed on Recycled Paper

Posted by: sue
March 20, 2007, 10:23 AM

In a major announcement today about their intent to print Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows book on recycled paper, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels said that the last Harry Potter book will have "784" pages.
This will make theContinued...

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Deathly Hallows Approximately 688/608 Pages?

Posted by: Melissa
March 19, 2007, 03:46 PM

Please note that this is still very much a rumor, and even IF true, may change if there are further revisions, but as reader and friend Tom pointed out to Leaky, bookseller Waterstones has listed Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at 608 pages. Going by former comparisons, this would put an AmericanContinued...

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Harry Goes Green in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
March 19, 2007, 11:18 AM

Today, Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels, told TLC that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be printed on "100% ancient forest friendly papers." A part of the publishing company's expanding efforts to use a more forest friendly process in printing their books, the papersContinued...

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Raincoast Books Preparing for "Deathly Hallows" Release

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2007, 10:03 PM

In the wake of the big announcement this week from US Harry Potter publishers Scholastic on their plans for the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, comes word now that Canadian publishers Raincoast are still in the final stages of planning how they will go about promoting the launchContinued...

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12 Million First Print Copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Due from Scholastic

Posted by: sue
March 14, 2007, 09:13 AM

In addition to all the big news this morning about the launch of the There Will Soon Be 7 countdown campaign, Scholastic is set to print a whopping 12 million first print copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As Reuters reminds us, this will breakContinued...

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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...

Charity

Sketch from "Goblet of Fire" on Auction for Charity

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2007, 09:24 AM

A sketch by Harry Potter illustrator Mary GrandPre is one of two the artist donated for auction to benefit a center that helps those with cancer. A sketch made for Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is up for auction tonight in Sarasota, Florida, and you can see this image here. The Herald TribuneContinued...

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"Deathly Hallows" and the Not So Happy Campers

Posted by: sue
March 04, 2007, 07:09 PM

The arrival of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows may result in a few not-so-happy campers this year, campers at summer resident camps that is. Newsweek magazine has a new article online discussing how summer camps are going to handle the release of the last Harry Potter novel, and their campers whoContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 79 - Live from London! - Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
March 04, 2007, 04:45 AM

We are LIVE from the Harry Potter motherland in our first-ever overseas live PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast. To listen, use the Flash player on this page or simply click our iTunes, link. You can also direct download the MP3. Notes and more info:
-It's our first-ever live podcast from England! WeContinued...

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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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Reminder: Harry Potter Fan Gathering and Live PotterCast Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
March 02, 2007, 05:46 PM

A reminder that tomorrow in London, England there will be a chance for Harry Potter fans to gather, discuss the upcoming "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" book, films, and much more as PotterCast will be podcasting live at the Charing Cross Road Borders Bookstore. ThisContinued...

Books

Harry Potter Books Rank Fourth This World Book Day

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2007, 07:03 AM

Today is World Book Day, and to mark the occasion, a survey was conducted asking readers to nominate "The ten books you can't live without." The Harry Potter books came in fourth place, with 12 percent of the votes. The top spot went to Pride and Prejudice, the great classic novelContinued...

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Brazilian Translator Gets Ready for “Deathly Hallows”

Posted by: Edward
February 27, 2007, 06:21 PM

Following an article from the Guardian about the unique process of translating the Harry Potter series we told you about last month and a more recent story of the Hebrew translator of the books at a Jerusalem book fair, Reuters posted an interview today with Lia Wyler who is set to translateContinued...