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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Heart of Ravenclaw," "Deadly Veil" Never Contenders for HP Title

Posted by: Melissa
December 24, 2006, 10:27 AM

Since "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" was revealed as the title to Harry Potter 7, some sites have reported that two other registered Harry Potter trademarks - Harry Potter and the Heart of Ravenclaw and Harry Potter and the Deadly Veil may have been the other two titlesContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Deathly Hallows Translation May Shed More Light on Title's Meaning

Posted by: Melissa
December 23, 2006, 01:12 PM

HarryPotter.nl, J.K. Rowlng's Dutch publishers' site, has listed the working title of the seventh book - not as the expected Harry Potter en de Dodelijke Heiligen, the literal translation, but Harry Potter en het Fatale Heiligdom. That means the title is something likeContinued...

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Amazon UK puts Book Seven on Pre-Order, Sets Price

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 07:31 PM

Several readers have let us know that Amazon.UK has now set a price for Book Seven at £13.99 (or roughly 27.39 USD), and has gone from a "Notify Me" status to an actual "Pre-Order" status. Thanks to reader Roonwit, we also know the UK retailer is telling thoseContinued...

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Recap: New Title for Book Seven and More

Posted by: sue
December 22, 2006, 05:05 PM

We've had so many requests and questions about the events of recent days, that we thought we would give those who might have missed all of this in the holiday rush a chance to catch up on all the news with this recap.Important things to note are as follows:

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Amazon Calls Book Seven "Most Eagerly Awaited Books of All Time"

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 03:08 PM

With the news of the title for the last Harry Potter book now publicly announced, there has been widespread media reaction as you can imagine. Here are just a few of the news stories of interest on the subject:
Amazon.com is the focus of this story from Bloomberg news which highlightsContinued...

New Title Chat, Research and More

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2006, 01:32 PM

We have opened a chat session in the Corner Booth to talk about the new title and what it might mean. You must be registered to take part, so register here
For straight discussion, click here. You must be registered to comment.

Be sure to read our last post about where parts of the title have appeared before, andContinued...

Scholastic Updates Book Seven Title Image; Part of New Title First Appeared Three Years Ago

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2006, 11:28 AM

In the wake of the release of the name of the title of Book Seven today (which is also Winter Solstice btw), Scholastic, the US publishers of the series, has updated their Book Seven image with the new name on the main page of their website. Bloomsbury,Continued...

Harry Potter Seven Book Title Released; Special PotterCast, Your Theories

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2006, 09:21 AM

OK, close your eyes if you haven't gotten through the riddle on JKRowling.com and don't want to be spoiled, but it's now been press-released and is official: the title of book seven is Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.
UPDATE: We will be recording a specialContinued...

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Wall Street Concerns for Potter Seven in 2007

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2006, 02:58 PM

While no official release date has been announced and despite the latest update from JKR yesterday noting she is still hard at work writing, Wall Street is concerned about a possible release next year of Harry Potter Book Seven, and the impact on both the US and UK publishers of the novels.
ScholasticContinued...

Filmmaker Interviews

Cuaron and Del Toro Talk the Death of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 09:41 AM

Film director Guillermo Del Toro and Prisoner of Azkaban director Alfonso Cuaron have given a new interview to Slash Film where they discuss the outcome of the Harry Potter novels, and the fate of Harry in Book Seven. Mr. Del Toro (who originally turned down the opportunity to direct the thirdContinued...

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JKR Updates Diary on Book Seven Progress: Still Writing

Posted by: sue
December 19, 2006, 07:35 AM

J.K. Rowling has updated her diary on her website today with word on the progress of Harry Potter Book Seven, noting she is still "writing scenes that have been planned , in some cases, for a dozen years or even more. I don't think anyone who has not been in a similar situation canContinued...

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New Scholastic Book Seven Placeholder Art; No Release Date Yet Available

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2006, 05:02 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter series, has now added new Book Seven placeholder art on the Amazon.com Harry Potter 7 page. You can also see this artwork in the icon with this post. Readers will remember earlier this fall, Scholastic updated the image; thisContinued...

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New Jim Dale Interview

Posted by: sue
December 11, 2006, 05:46 PM

The new issue of AudioFile Magazine contains a biography and interview with US Harry Potter audiobook narrator Jim Dale. In this article there are new quotes from Mr. Dale about his enjoyment of reading and recording the the Harry Potter audiobooks, saying "Harry Potter does lend itself to creating strange voices,Continued...

Celebs on HP

Paolini Talks Potter End

Posted by: sue
December 10, 2006, 12:28 PM

Eragon author Christopher Paolini has made some new remarks about the Harry Potter series in a new interview with USA Weekend. In an article highlighting that the first of the film adaptations of his popular books is due to open next week, the young author also comments about the outcome of the Harry Potter books, andContinued...

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Lost and a King Discuss the End of Potter

Posted by: Melissa
November 28, 2006, 08:45 PM

The latest issue of Entertainment Weekly contains a snippet of conversation with horror master Stephen King and TV show Lost producer Damon Lindelof, where the writers discuss the end of Harry Potter. There's a preview of the article online here. In the meantime, enjoy this snippet, courtesyContinued...