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Happy Harry Hanukkah, Israel!

Posted by: Melissa
November 22, 2005, 05:41 PM

The Jerusalem Post reports that the Hebrew translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be in stores December 22 -- just in time for Hanukkah. Israeli HP fans will also be delighted that the film Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire opens there on December 8. The full article can be read here.
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The Return of R.A.B?

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2005, 10:12 AM

As many of you know, in Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, we learned of a character called R.A.B. that played a key role involving a locket and Voldemort's Horcrux. There has been a great deal of speculation and reports about the possible identity of that character. Yesterday, the Dutch version of Harry Potter andContinued...

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Sweden's HBP Released Today

Posted by: Melissa
November 09, 2005, 05:25 AM

In Sweden, Harry Potter och Halvblodsprinsen hits bookstores today.

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Half-Blood Prince to be released in Romania November 26th

Posted by: sue
November 07, 2005, 06:26 AM

The Romanina edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be released on November 26th. Lucky from Harry Potter Romanian World let us know that Harry Potter si Printul
Semipur
will have 600 pages, and you can see a copy of the book release announcement, here. There will beContinued...

High Sales Mark Book Six Release in Denmark

Posted by: Melissa
November 04, 2005, 06:34 AM

Linda let us know that azkaban.dk reported that 125,000 copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have already sold in Denmark in the three weeks since its release.
Gyldendal, the HP publisher in Denmark, say that they printed 120,000 copies befor the release of the book, then had to print anotherContinued...

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2.5 Million Copies of HBP Gathering Dust?

Posted by: Melissa
October 30, 2005, 09:37 PM

The Independent is reporting that Scholastic over-ordered Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and that 2.5 million unsold copies are now languishing on bookstore shelves. According to the article, both Scholastic and Amazon have failed to realize profits from the publication of HBP.

"[Scholastic'sContinued...

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Scholastic Updates Potter Screensaver with HBP Artwork

Posted by: sue
October 29, 2005, 07:56 PM

Scholastic , the US publishers of the Harry Potter books,recently updated their Harry Potter Screensaver to include some very nice Half-Blood Prince artwork and facts. To download, click here.

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Chinese HBP Release Pic

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2005, 04:31 PM

Check out a pic from the release of the Chinese HBP, right here, from Shanghai on Oct. 15, 2005.

Finnish HBP Release Date

Posted by: Melissa
October 21, 2005, 09:41 AM

Harry Potter ja puoliverinen prinssi, the Finnish version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, will hit bookstores on March 16, 2006. The book was translated by Jaana Kapari, who also translated the first five HP volumes from English to Finnish, and is being published by Tammi. Click here for more info (if you canContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Released in China, Portugal

Posted by: sue
October 15, 2005, 06:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has now been released in two more countries over the weekend; China and Portugal. In China, some 800,000 copies of the book were distributed at bookstores where eager fans snapped up the copies of Book Six. In Portugal, many fans got their long awaitedContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Book by JKR Wins Two Quill Awards

Posted by: sue
October 12, 2005, 06:32 AM

Previously we told you that J.K. Rowling and her latest book were nominated for the Quill Awards. The winners have been announced, and author J.K. Rowling has won the prize for "Book of the Year" and "Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade" for Harry Potter and theContinued...

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Followup: Guard Admits to Theft of Early Half-Blood Prince Books

Posted by: sue
October 10, 2005, 12:17 PM

Earlier this summer we told you about the incredible fiasco where a reporter from the tabloid "The Sun" attempted to purchase early copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince before its release date. There was some sort of gunplay involved, and ultimately theContinued...

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German Potter Fan Gets Violent Over HBP

Posted by: Melissa
October 06, 2005, 10:19 AM

Tired of waiting for his copy of book six, a German HP fan threatened to kill people unless he got a book. The 24-year-old stole six copies of the book from a shop in the Hanover railway station, ran into another shop to get a bag, punched a customer in the face, and ran across a train platform, threateningContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince released in France, Taiwan

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2005, 09:38 AM

Over the weekend, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in France and Taiwan. In France, thousands of eager fans snatched up copies of "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele", which had a record breaking two millon copies printed. In Taiwan, hundreds of fans stood in lineContinued...

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Ukranian HBP Art

Posted by: Melissa
October 02, 2005, 12:53 AM

Redflu.com posted the Ukranian cover of HBP, which you can see right here.