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Scholastic Announces HBP Pre-Ordering: 20% off and free poster with orders

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2005, 09:39 AM

Scholastic has announced a 20% discount on all pre-orders of HBP - which they are taking now for the first time. In addition, all pre-orders of HBP made through Scholastic will get a free printed copy of the Potter poster recently released by the company. To pre-order, youContinued...

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Raincoast Cub Reporter Chosen

Posted by: Melissa
June 22, 2005, 12:24 AM

Raincoast Books, the Canadian publisher of HP, announced the winner of its cub reporter contest today. Eun Ji An of West Vancouver, 14, said on her winning entry form:

"I read the five Harry Potter books that are out in two languages [English and Korean] and also listened to them in audio recording. I am so crazyContinued...

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Barnes & Noble: Special Greeting from JKR, HBP Sales

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2005, 02:49 PM

Booksellers Barnes & Noble have just announced that on the evening of July 15th, they will be simulcasting a special greeting from J.K. Rowling at 7:20pm(EST) carried live from Edinburgh Castle in Scotland. This will be broadcast in the Barnes and Noble Store in Union Square in New York City.Continued...

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New Bloomsbury Half-Blood Prince Poster

Posted by: sue
June 20, 2005, 07:08 AM

Bloomsbury, the UK Publishers of the Harry Potter books, have added a cool new Half-Blood Prince poster for download, here(under the Downloads section). It features the cover of the Children's version of the book, with the artwork from the back cover, as well as the the phrase "The WizardingContinued...

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Macleans and the Doomed Potter People

Posted by: sue
June 18, 2005, 09:48 PM

Macleans, a Canadian magazine, had a recent feature on the soon to be released Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The article listed some of the main characters who they thought might possibly be doomed to die in this next installment of the Harry Potter books. Ranking them in order of who they are guessingContinued...

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Reminder: TLC/MuggleNet "Ask Jo" Contest Closes on TLC Tonight

Posted by: Melissa
June 17, 2005, 03:18 PM

jothumb2.jpgQuick reminder: the "Ask Jo" contest ends tonight at midnight - there are currently 112 pages of questions, and figuring a (very) low average of three questions per user...that's at least 3-4,000 queries. Yikes. And that's not counting 33 more pages on another thread.Continued...

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Rowling E-Book Stories Clarification

Posted by: Melissa
June 17, 2005, 06:54 AM

We know there's been a tremendous amount of stories saying JKR has finally announced or said or something that there won't be e-books of HP - thank you for the many e-mails. We haven't posted this because there's not much news in it, seeing as there's never been any indication e-books wereContinued...

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American Editor Levine on HBP: "There are a lot of answers"

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 11:06 PM

hbpscholthumb.jpgTLC attended yesterday's unveiling of Scholastic's 30-day countdown clock at its New York City store. Kids from a nearby elementary school gathered around the huge Half-Blood Prince display and answered trivia questions posted to them by Arthur Levine, the main editor of the ScholasticContinued...

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Scholastic Celebrates 30 Days; Report Coming on TLC

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 03:59 PM

schol30days3thumb.jpgHP Editor Arthur Levine and Barbara Marcus, executive vice president of Scholastic, unveiled an official 30-day countdown clock today at the Scholastic store in NYC, and TLC was there. Stay tuned, because we're working on our interview footage and pictures to bring you in a special reportContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to do Interview with Time Magazine

Posted by: sue
June 16, 2005, 01:35 PM

It was reported today that Time Magazine will be featuring a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. In a column for The Boston Globe, the reporter mentions the two mainstream media interviews that JKR will be conducting for the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, alongContinued...

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Update: Couric Interview to Air July 17 and 18

Posted by: Melissa
June 16, 2005, 10:35 AM

We've just received an update from NBC letting us know that Katie Couric's interview with Jo Rowling will air on July 17 on Dateline and July 18 on Today. More details about Today's HBP week as we go.

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Amazon.com: 560,000 HBPs Pre-Ordered

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:58 AM

hbpthumb.jpgAmazon has announced that its preorders of HBP have soared past the half-million mark, all the way to 560,000. That's more than one book for each minute in a year. (Find all versions from five different countries here at the Cauldron Shop).
Source: BusinessWire.

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Couric Interview to Air Close to Publication; Week of HP Planned on Today

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:45 AM

jkrcouric.jpgWe've received word from an NBC rep who assured us that the Rowling-Couric interview is tentatively scheduled Monday, Tuesday or Wednesday the week of July 11, though that may easily change.
The interview is taking place today in Scotland and seems to be plannedContinued...

Legal

JKR's Injunction: Some Analysis

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 09:50 AM

TLC was able to obtain a copy of the injunction granted to J.K. Rowling regarding disclosure of the contents of book six (read the intial story here); you can read the PDF here (but make sure you have Adobe Reader so you can open the document).
The order is broader than the original newspaper articles implied; anyoneContinued...

Contests

Sun Cub Reporter Gives Trip to Ill Sis

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:33 PM

The Sun announced yesterday that its cub reporter contest winner, Sian Brennan, gave her trip to meet with Jo to her sick twin sister, Zoe.
Sian invented and drew the "groggle," a creature who saves Harry's life, and in a phone poll Sun readers chose him as their favorite.

The twins areContinued...