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J.K.Rowling Wins Henson Award

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2005, 11:00 PM

It was announced today that Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won the highest honor from the Jim Henson company. These awards, in their inaugural year, are going to persons who most reflect" the core values and philosophy of Jim Henson and the company he founded in1955." Jim Henson is known world wideContinued...

HBP Rocks the World

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2005, 01:46 PM

We've told you about the phenomenal sales of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Well, those numbers are climbing even higher! The Sofia News Agancy reports that nearly 300,000 copies of the six Harry Potter novels have sold in Bulgaria so far. In addition, HBP goes on sale in Israel tomorrow. Haaretz.com reportsContinued...

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Winner of Signed Half-Blood Prince Book Raffle

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 07:21 PM

Previously, we told you about the Belen Public Library in New Mexico conducting a raffle for their copy of one of the Half-Blood Prince books signed by author J.K. Rowling in order to help fund an addition to their library. The winner was Katherine Williams of Albuquerque, and her son sent us inContinued...

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Followup: HBP Book Thief Back in Court

Posted by: sue
December 20, 2005, 06:19 PM

Earlier this summer we told you about the fiasco that took place in England where two men stole early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from a printing facility and then tried to sell them to the tabloid newspaper The Sun. While there was gunplay involved in this caper, no one was injured andContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Named "TIME for Kids" Person of the Year

Posted by: sue
December 18, 2005, 09:34 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has been named by the magazine "TIME for Kids" as their Person of the Year. Readers of this children's magazine selected our favorite author for this award over others such as Lance Armstrong, disaster relief volunteers, and even the Chicago WhiteContinued...

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Half Blood Prince Ranks on Stephen King's List

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 09:19 PM

Potter fan and best selling author Stephen King has posted his 10 Favorite Books of the Year list for his Pop of King column he writes for Entertainment Weeklymagazine. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is ranked at number five. He writes:

"The miracle of the Harry Potter series isContinued...

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Scholastic Announces Second Quarter Results

Posted by: sue
December 16, 2005, 09:26 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, today announced their fiscal Second Quarter results. Reuters reports that Scholastic "quarterly earnings fell 8 percent, citing lower results overseas and the impact of hurricanes." The article continues:

"Sales of the Harry PotterContinued...

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New Mexico Library Raffling Signed Copy of HBP

Posted by: Melissa
December 14, 2005, 09:29 AM

Earlier this year, we told you that one library from every state in the US would be receiving a JKR-signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The winning New Mexico library, in Belen, is raffling off its copy. One report says three thousand tickets have already been sold. AccordingContinued...

HBP Paperback Release Date (UK) Announced

Posted by: Melissa
December 09, 2005, 10:09 AM

Bloomsbury announced that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released in paperback on Friday June 23rd, 2006! As noted on the Bloomsbury Harry Potter site, the book "will be published with two jackets, one for children and one for the adult market."
Thank you, Roonwit!

Dale

Jim Dale Nominated for GRAMMY Award

Posted by: Melissa
December 08, 2005, 11:59 AM

Nominations for the 48th GRAMMY Awards were announced today, and we are pleased to report that Jim Dale has received his fourth nomination, for his recording of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The nomination is in Category 76, Best Spoken Word Album for Children. Dale's fellow nominees in this categoryContinued...

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Thai HP Translator Talks About JKR's "Magic Words"

Posted by: Melissa
December 04, 2005, 08:30 PM

The Thai translation of HBP is being released at midnight tonight (300,000 copies have been reserved in advance), and Thai Day has an interview with translator Sumalee Bumroongsook. The translator, who convinced the managing director of Nanmee Books to produce the Thai translation of the HP booksContinued...

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Lucius Malfoy: Forbes Man of Wealth

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 08:13 PM

In a hilarious yet interesting article, Forbes has posted an updated list of their wealthiest top fifteen fictional characters, with none other than Potter foe Lucius Malfoy holding the last spot with a reported net worth of $900 Million. From a dateline in the North Sea, the article reports that the nefariousContinued...

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Release Date of Japanese "Half-Blood Prince"

Posted by: sue
December 01, 2005, 07:15 AM

Today, the release date for the Japanese edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been announced. The publishers say this edition will be available on May 17th, 2006. Thanks Di!

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Finnish Cover of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
November 28, 2005, 10:16 AM

The cover to the Finnish edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has now been released. Ilkka from Harry Potter-fanit sent us this photo of the book cover, here. "Harry Potter ja puoliverinen prinssi", with cover art by illustrator Mika Launis, will be released on March 16th, 2006.Continued...

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HBP on NY Times Notable Books List

Posted by: Melissa
November 25, 2005, 08:47 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is one of the New York Times' "100 Notable Books of the Year." HBP is in company with books by Dave Eggers, E. L. Doctorow, Gabriel Garcí Má, Joyce Carol Oates, Kazuo Ishiguro, and Cormac McCarthy (great name). Congratulations, Jo!
ThanksContinued...