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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Herald Article Another Potter-basher

Posted by: Melissa
February 08, 2007, 12:46 PM

Melanie Reid at The Herald has written one of those familiar, extreme-minority opinion pieces calling Harry Potter trash and reveling in its eventual end.
Of course, we'd like to respond to the traditional mistruths in these kinds of articles, which this one has in spades. For one, she cites Harold Bloom,Continued...

JKRowling.com

J.K. Rowling Updates With Thoughts on Finishing "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
February 06, 2007, 09:34 AM

Our favorite author has updated her diary with thoughts on finishing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, as well as a comment on the announcement post via her website, and a tidbit In the FAQ section about those other two titles she had been considering for Book seven. First J.K.Continued...

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Countdowns Available as Widgets; Honored by Apple.com!

Posted by: Melissa
February 05, 2007, 11:11 PM

Leaky's countdown for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and our joint Deathly Hallows and Order of the Phoenix countdown are now available for download as Mac OS X widgets; Yahoo! versions are coming soon. Our book countdown has also been honored as today's Featured Widget on Apple.comContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 75 Now Live

Posted by: Melissa
February 04, 2007, 11:21 PM

It's Deathly Hallows discussion galore - plus an announcement of a British variety - in this week's PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, which is now available. listen, just hit the "Play" button on the right side of the page (--->), or use
iTunes, or direct download. Notes and more info:
The big newsContinued...

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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...

J.K. Rowling

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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New Deathly Hallows and Order of the Phoenix Countdowns

Posted by: Melissa
February 03, 2007, 01:12 AM

We waited a bit to announce that new book countdown you see on the right side of the page, because we were working on something better: With Harry Potter book and film so close together this year, we've made a combined countdown for your Web page, MySpaces, etc. Now you canContinued...

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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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Confirmed: "Deathly Hallows" Finished January 11

Posted by: sue
February 02, 2007, 07:11 AM

Now that we have an official release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows of July 21, 2007, it was only a matter of time before a variety of stories about the highly anticipated novel begin to hit online, including one making the rounds in the UK tabloids today regarding when the book was writtenContinued...

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DEATHLY HALLOWS RELEASE DATE ANNOUNCED

Posted by: Melissa
February 01, 2007, 07:02 AM

J.K.Rowling.com has been updated to announce that the last Harry Potter Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, will be released on JULY 21, 2007. Pre-order at Amazon or B&N. (digg this)
(We've released a special PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast for the occasion: Get it on iTunes, or direct downloadContinued...

Isaacs

Jason Isaacs Talks Deathly Hallows Movie, Book

Posted by: sue
January 31, 2007, 10:43 PM

Actor Jason Isaacs has given several new interviews while promoting his upcoming appearance in the London stage production of "The Dumb Waiter," and speaks about his role in the Harry Potter films. We have a short video clip of his appearance yesterday on the Richard and Judy show (availableContinued...

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Translating Harry

Posted by: sue
January 27, 2007, 11:47 AM

The Guardian has a new article online about the unique art and hard work involved in translating the Harry Potter novels. While facing deadlines and a whole host of other obstacles, translators often have to face one primary hurtle first: "finding the balance between literal fidelity and the equivalence that makes for fidelityContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 73 Online At Last

Posted by: Melissa
January 23, 2007, 01:18 AM

It's the little show that could: after being lost in a chipwreck, our recreated, resuscitated 73rd episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast is up. In it, more on your favorite Deathly Hallows theories from last week, an unexpected Canon Conundrums and much more. To listen, just hit the "Play" buttonContinued...