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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Polls - Ask Jo, Daily Lounge Polls and Romance

Posted by: Melissa
July 05, 2005, 11:44 AM

Many of you have reported a not-found error when accessing our "Ask Jo" poll; it should be right here; be sure to look at the right side of your page! A lot of you are also asking why you can't vote more than once here: we restrict by IP, which changes often if you're an AOL user butContinued...

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Guarding the Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 05, 2005, 09:42 AM


Security continues to be tight as the publishers of the new Harry Potter book are determined to keep a tight lid on any possible leaks and spoilers getting out before the release date on July 16. While there are not any security trolls on patrol(that we muggles can see anyway :) ), The New York Times reports todayContinued...

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"90 Second Pop" Goes Harry

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 02:56 PM


Well, the excitement and speculation continues to grow about the new Harry Potter book, as witnessed today on CNN's 90 Second Pop, a segment of their morning program. Host Miles O'Brien spoke with "Time Magazine" reporter Christopher John Farley, comedian Andy Borowitz, and B.J. Sigesmund from "UsContinued...

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Scholastic Announces Braille Edition of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 04, 2005, 07:17 AM

Scholastic, the US Publishers of the Harry Potter books, officially announced today that a braille edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince would soon be available. Working with the National Braille Press, Scholastic said that the book would be available no later than JulyContinued...

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Shhhhh. Potter books on the move!

Posted by: Melissa
July 03, 2005, 09:16 AM

Cincinatti's Enquirer reports on the secrecy surrounding the movement of copies of HBP from Scholastic to places like Amazon, that city's library system, and Mary GrandPré's workspace.

"We treat the (Harry Potter) books completely separate from other inventory," says KristinContinued...

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Video Interview of Scholastic HBP Contest Winners

Posted by: sue
July 03, 2005, 07:24 AM


Barbara Marcus and three of the Scholastic Half-Blood Prince Essay contest winners were interviewed yesterday on NBC's Today Show. The video of the interview has been posted on the Today Show website. To view- click here, and scroll down to where it says "More Today Show Video" toContinued...

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"Ask Jo" Contest Polls Open!

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2005, 08:33 PM

All right! Sorry for the delay guys, it's a busy time both here and on MuggleNet - but we are finally ready to present you with the top 10 questions chosen from our "Ask Jo" contest. Vote here!
At the Leaky Lounge we had more than 1,500 posts and 4,100 questions submitted before deadline. I read every singleContinued...

Contests

Scholastic Announces "Why I Love Harry" Essay Winners

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2005, 08:47 AM

Scholastic has announced the 10 winnners of its "Why I Love Reading Harry Potter!" essay contest. Chosen out of over 8,000 entries, these 10 kids have won a trip to London. They will all depart New York City on the midnight flight on American Airlines. Upon boarding they will be handedContinued...

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Scholastic:Final Stages of Delivery of Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
July 01, 2005, 08:26 AM


Beep Beep! 600 trucks full of Harry Potter books coming through! Scholastic, the US Publishers of the Harry Potter novels announced today that the company was in the final stages of shipping 10.8 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince to retailers. They also said thatContinued...

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Pics of HBP at Borders; Borders to Cut off PreOrders on Saturday

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 08:33 PM

hbpboxesthumb.jpgA worker from Borders wrote in to tell us they have recieved their HBPs, and are very excited about it! If you want to see pics of the boxes - they were quickly locked up in a manager's office - click here.
The books will only be moved at 11:50 p.m. on the 15th, and opened at exactlyContinued...

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Time to Feed the Owls

Posted by: sue
June 30, 2005, 07:33 PM


Fellow Potter Fans, it's Time to Feed the Owls....or so says this very cool countdown reminder on Bloomsbury's Harry Potter website. If you haven't done so yet, you can still download and make your own Weasley type countdown clock, by clicking here( then on downloads). Only 15 more days!

Events

Mary GrandPré at NYC's Books of Wonder for HBP

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 01:51 PM

Books of Wonder in New York City has announced that Mary GrandPré will be appearing at their HBP launch party on July 15. Everyone purchasing their book at Books of Wonder that night will get a free gift, will be entered in a spectacular drawing to win a copy of PoA signed by J.K. RowlingContinued...

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Battle Royale Over Half-Blood Prince Prices

Posted by: sue
June 30, 2005, 11:56 AM

It's war!...well a price war that is. With only 15 more days to go, retailers are repeatedly lowering the sale price of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood book. This has lead to a price competition between many retailers, especially in the U.K. We've been getting e-mail after e-mail informingContinued...

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MSNBC's Total Trivia Tournament Contest

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 11:35 AM

MSNBC wants to know if you're the biggest HP fan. If you're under 13 you can enter their contest, to vie for the title of Harry Potter Total Trivia Tournament Champion. The contest for this title will take place on July 14 in NYC (winners will be brought to NYC for it).

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Harry Potter and the Problems of Pre-Ordering the Prince

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 10:02 AM

nytarticlethumb.jpgThe New York Times has an article today about one mom's quest to find the best way to order HPB online:

"But my daughters had other concerns. When, exactly, would the book be delivered if we ordered it online? How many precious hours beyond midnight would be squandered in wait? WasContinued...