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New "Half-Blood Prince" Cover released

Posted by: Catherine
July 19, 2013, 04:46 PM

Scholastic's new cover design for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been revealed. The cover was unveiled at Comic-Con 2013 in San Diego. These new covers will be on paperback editions of new Harry Potter books, while Mary GrandPre's original artwork will remain the dust jacket art of hardcover HarryContinued...

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Japanese Harry Potter eBooks Now Available in Pottermore Shop

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2012, 10:45 AM

The Pottermore Insider has announced that the Harry Potter eBooks are now available to purchase in Japanese.

The Japanese editions of the Harry Potter eBooks are published in EPUB3 format and can be read on any EPUB3 device or reading service, with Japanese font enabled.
Pottermore.comContinued...

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Video: J.K. Rowling Reads From "Peter Pan" During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

As previously reported, author J.K. Rowling played a special role during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. As part of a segment celebrating British children's literature, Ms. Rowling read a selection from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

A video of her appearance at the ceremonyContinued...

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Scholars Congregate in Scotland to Discuss Literary Merits of Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Stephanie_J
May 17, 2012, 10:50 AM

According to BBC News, a group of more than 60 scholars have congregated at the University of St. Andrews in Scotland to discuss the literary merits of the Harry Potter series over the next two days.

The conference, entitled "A Brand of Fictional Magic: Reading HarryContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She willContinued...

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Pottermore Shop Now Open, Harry Potter eBooks and Digital Audio Books Available for First Time

Posted by: Stephanie_J
March 27, 2012, 09:08 AM

The official Pottermore shop was launched this morning, marking the first time that the Harry Potter books are available to buy in an eBook and digital audio book format.

This will be the only place to purchase digital copies of the Harry Potter series,Continued...

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Cheryl Klein Describes Her Role as Continuity Editor for the Harry Potter Books

Posted by: Edward
October 12, 2011, 05:53 PM

Scholastic Senior Editor and Continuity Editor for the "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" and "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" books, Cheryl Klein, has given an interview with The Rusty Key, speaking about her role and experiences in workingContinued...

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Rumor: Harry Potter Series to be Bundled with Sony's New E-Reader

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 16, 2011, 03:09 PM

The Register is reporting that Sony has gained "early electronic rights" to the Harry Potter e-books and that Sony's next generation e-reader, expected to be released in November, will come bundled with the 7 Harry Potter books plus a letter from J.K. Rowling, subscription to PottermoreContinued...

Book Awards

J.K. Rowling Wins Best Book-to-Flick and All-Time Fave at Teen Read Awards

Posted by: Rosi
September 28, 2010, 09:48 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won two awards at the first annual Teen Read Awards presented by Chapters Indigo Books & Music. Rowling received the Best Book-to-Flick award for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and Best All-Time Fave for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. Lord Voldemort wasContinued...

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Harry Potter Novels Make USA Today List of Top Books of the 2000s

Posted by: Edward
December 23, 2009, 11:39 PM

Novels from the Harry Potter series by author J. K. Rowling have been included in six of the ten spots on USA Today's list of the Top Ten Books of the 2000s.  Miss Rowling's novels placed along side the popular Twilight series by Stephanie Meyer and the Dan Brown novel TheContinued...

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Telegraph: J. K. Rowling Bestselling Author of the Decade

Posted by: Edward
December 22, 2009, 07:45 PM

The Telegraph has ranked Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling in the number one spot of their list compiling the top 100 bestselling authors of the decade.  With over twenty-nine million copies sold, Miss Rowling's novels beat out books by such other authors as Dan Brown, John Grisham,Continued...

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Scholastic and a Decade of Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
December 15, 2009, 12:19 PM

As the year draws to an end, Scholastic, US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have a reminder for us today of the remarkable decade that was, and the amazing impact of the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling. The sales figures are staggering, but as publisher Arthur A. Levine and VP of Scholastic remindsContinued...

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Cast Signed Half-Blood Prince Book, Uncorrected Proofs and Signed First Edition Harry Potter Novels Due for Auction

Posted by: sue
November 24, 2009, 04:55 PM

Next month, there will be a very large auction for a number of rare and valuable collection of children's literature including several Harry Potter novels by author J.K. Rowling. With the auction to take place on December 16th, itemsContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Reading Group Sorting Now Open

Posted by: Edward
November 20, 2009, 10:35 PM

Sorting for the reading of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in our Lily and Stag Inn Reading Group forums has been opened over on the Leaky Lounge.  Our Reading Groups offer Lounge members an intimate environment in which in-depth discussions about the Harry Potters novels takeContinued...

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Two New Selections for Leaky's Book Clubs

Posted by: Edward
July 05, 2009, 09:27 AM

Our two book clubs are ready to start out the month of July with two new selections for you to read and discuss with your fellow Lounge members.  First, the Jane Austen classic Emma is the next selection in our own non-Harry Potter book club: Jo's Book Nook.  With discussion open to all registeredContinued...