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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Lexicon: HBP Mystery Person Revealed?

Posted by: Melissa
August 29, 2005, 10:17 PM

The Lexicon has received information that may reveal the identity of someone mentioned at the end of HBP via initials. (For the unspoiled, we'll refrain from posting them.) It should be noted that this, while it comes from a reliable source, is still rumor until confirmed or denied by Jo & Co. It is,Continued...

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Paolini's "Eldest" Upsets HBP

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 04:17 PM

Amazon.com has a new top seller, and taking HBP's spot is....Eldest, the latest from young Christopher Paolini, whose first book, Eragon, broke all sorts of records. Check out the Eragon series at our Cauldron Shop's recommended books section; also, if you're an Eragon fan check out our friends at Shur'tugalContinued...

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French HBP Cover Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 23, 2005, 12:29 PM

The cover for the French version of HBP has surfaced here. Thanks Alain!

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First Signed HBP Arrives at North Carolina Library

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 04:15 PM


The West Asheville Branch of the Asheville-Buncombe Library System in North Carolina won Scholastic's competition for the first signed American edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the LibraryJournal.com reports. The book was hand-delivered by a representative of Scholastic thisContinued...

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HBP a Hot Seller in Saudi Arabia

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 01:39 PM

Arab News reports that even though HBP does not yet have an Arab edition, it is the hottest selling English book in Saudi Arabia.

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B&N Hurt by HBP Discounts

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2005, 05:43 PM

Barnes & Noble joins Borders in reporting difficult sales thanks to deep discounts on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Bookstores engaged in something of a price war leading up to the book release as they competed for customers. B&N is the number one US bookseller, and at the end of a quarter in which itContinued...

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Stephen Fry HBP Audio Book Clip Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 17, 2005, 10:06 AM

Bloomsbury has put up a teaser clip of the Stephen Fry version of the audio book of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, available by clicking here (rememeber to "save as"). The audio book will be released on August 22. From the press release:

"Sometimes [there is] a turn of phrase that makesContinued...

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Voting Opens on Quill Awards

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2005, 02:45 PM

The QuillsAwards, sponsored by the Quills Literacy Foundation, has opened voting; you can vote for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the Children's Chapter Book/Middle Grade and Book of the Year categories here (you must fill out a short form first).

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German HBP Cover Now Online

Posted by: Melissa
August 15, 2005, 07:23 AM

German HP publishers Carlsen Verlag have released the cover chosen for HBP, which you can see right here, and you can see a larger version at HarryPotter Xperts right here.

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Bloomsbury Announces Winner of Countdown Clock Contest

Posted by: Melissa
August 12, 2005, 09:45 AM


Bloomsbury will award a signed HBP to Viola Pruller, for winning their Countdown Clock contest; you can see the entry at this link. Becky Austin and Pablo Reyna came in runners-up.
Thanks Harry Latino!

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Jim Dale in DC

Posted by: Melissa
August 11, 2005, 09:16 AM

Clint let us know that today's Washington Post has an article about Jim Dale, his work on the HP audiobooks and his recent visit to the capital. The reporter traces his history as pop star, actor, Tony award winner and now, the voice of hundreds of residents of the Potter-verse.

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Danish Cover for Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
August 10, 2005, 04:02 PM

Reader Ingeborg let us know that the cover of the Danish translation of HBP, or "Harry Potter og halvblodsprinsen", has been released. You can see it here. Caution: Book spoilers. The book will be released in Denmark on October 15th.
Thanks Ingeborg!

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Vote for German HBP Cover

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2005, 05:05 AM

Carlsen Verlag, the German publisher of the Harry Potter books, is giving the public a chance to vote on which of two covers will grace "Harry Potter und der Halbblutprinz". Both covers are made by the illustrator Sabine Wilharm.

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Scholastic Half-Blood Prince Bookmarks

Posted by: sue
August 07, 2005, 06:05 PM

Scholastic has updated the "fun stuff" section of their Harry Potter site to include some cool new Half-Blood Prince bookmarks for you to print out. There is a set of two, one with the front and back covers of the regular edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , and the other featuringContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Nominated for Quill Award

Posted by: sue
August 04, 2005, 01:57 PM

Author J.K. Rowling and her newest book have been nominated for a Quill literary award. According to their website, the Quill Awards " are a consumer-driven celebration of the written word created to inspire reading while promoting literacy." Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is nominated inContinued...