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First Wire Reports, Photos of JKR at Midnight Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 06:32 PM

The first wire reports are starting to come out now, with more details of our favorite author at her special midnight release party in Edinburgh, Scotland. This reports quotes JKR as saying:

Excited, I am excited," Rowling, 39, dressed in a black dress and black jacket, told a groupContinued...

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Report from Melissa in Edinburgh

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 05:42 PM

We apologise for the problems we were having all day with our news posting system, but we are back to normal now.PLEASE NOTE: Due to spoiler problems our comments are turned off. If you wish to comment, one section of our forum is open HOWEVER , spoilers may be present so you are cautioned.
A short time ago I spokeContinued...

Scholastic to Air JKRowling Midnight Reading Soon

Posted by: sue
July 15, 2005, 05:37 PM

Scholastic will be airing a one minute clip of J.K.Rowling reading from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at 7:45pm. Click here to view at that time.

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Britain's Chancellor, Secretary of State Praise Potter

Posted by: Kristin
July 15, 2005, 08:14 AM

In an interview discussing the release of the sixth book, Chancellor Gordon Brown said he believes "JK Rowling has done more for literacy around the world than any single human being", and that the Potter books are are one of "Britain's Greatest Export".
Secretary ofContinued...

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Harry Turns to the Dark Side?

Posted by: Kristin
July 15, 2005, 07:38 AM

Foxnews.com reports that as people await the release at midnight tonight, they are asking the question - how dark will this book be?

Jennifer Brown, children's reviews editor at Publishers Weekly, said the darkening books should not come as a surprise.

Rowling made clear from the very beginning that Harry would growContinued...

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Today Show and Harry Potter Tomorrow

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 10:02 PM

All this week NBC's Today Show has been featuring Harry Potter. Today they featured the winners of the Total Trivia where the four lucky winners and their parents competed in a quiz contest. The video is now online and you can see it here ( at link scroll down to where it says " How well do you knowContinued...

Forbes Has Trilogy of Potter-ific Articles

Posted by: Melissa
July 14, 2005, 11:44 AM

Forbes.com has a set of three Harry Potter-themed articles in their current issue.
Harry Potter And The Vanishing Brand Magic explores forecasting and sales issues at Scholastic, Wizard Rock profiles Harry & the Potters, and links to one of their songs, and Will The Real Harry Potter Stand Up profilesContinued...

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Bloomsbury Releases Details on JKR Midnight Reading Video

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 09:14 AM

UK Potter publishers Bloomsbury have just announced their plans to post on their website video and still photos from the midnight Half-Blood Prince release party in Edinburgh. Still photos from the event will be posted on the Bloomsbury Harry Potter website at 9am Saturday morning. TheyContinued...

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USA Today Feature Series on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 08:10 AM

With the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince so close now, the USA Today newspaper has a feature section up all about the boy wizard and the books. There are numerous articles included in this feature, which you can see here. Our own managing editor Melissa Anelli was interviewed about theContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Books Sold Early In Indianapolis

Posted by: sue
July 14, 2005, 07:25 AM

The Ap is reporting this morning that two men in Indianapolis bought copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince already.

Tim Meyer, 33, and Andrew Rauscher, 25, told The Indianapolis Star they purchased the books at a downtown store on Monday. They declined to provide the store'sContinued...

Rankin Interviews

Chris Rankin Webchat

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 11:23 AM

Actor Chris Rankin who plays Percy Weasley will hold a webchat on the BBC Norfolk site Friday July 22nd to discuss your thoughts about what happened in Half-Blood Prince. You can join in at this link when the chat takes place.

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Amazon to Deliver as Scheduled

Posted by: Kristin
July 13, 2005, 11:16 AM

We've received concerned emails from several Leaky readers over a notification they received from Amazon.com regarding delivery of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince:

We're happy to let you know that we've begun preparing your order for "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" for delivery.Continued...

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One Half-Blood Prince Book Sold Accidently in NY

Posted by: sue
July 13, 2005, 08:40 AM

Our readers have let us know about this story where a drugstore in New York accidently put the Half-Blood Prince books on sale early. A copy of the book was sold before the mistake was realised, and the books were then pulled off the shelves. The people who bought the book said they will be returningContinued...

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Bookseller's HP Launch Party Moved from King's Cross

Posted by: Kristin
July 13, 2005, 05:39 AM

Following last week's bombings in London, bookseller W.H. Smith has decided to move their launch party for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince from the Underground station at King's Cross to a store in Wimbleton.
Thanks to Peter and Victoria for the links.

More articles profile fanfic writers and adult fans

Posted by: Melissa
July 12, 2005, 07:49 PM

The San Jose Mercury News and Denver Post both report today on how some adult fans of the Harry Potter series share their love of the books through participation in the fanfic-writing community. The Post also has an article on how Potter is "magic for grownups".