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Update on Couric-Rowling Interview

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:26 PM

On June 1, Katie Couric announced on "Today" that she'd be interviewing Jo Rowling in two weeks' time and invited fans to submit questions. However, she never said the interview would air in two weeks' time. An air date has never been announced. In fact, on June 8, just six days ago, CouricContinued...

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HBP Contest Page Updated

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 03:21 PM

Our HBP contests page has been updated with a still-open cub reporter contest from Australia and one from India, as well as a contest from the Idaho Statesman for kids to participate in a "TriWizard Tournament."

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HBP Audio Books to Shatter Records

Posted by: Melissa
June 14, 2005, 11:02 AM

Thank you to those who sent us what's being reported today as the announcement that the audio of Scholastic's version of HBP will be out on July 16; however, this is old news; it was actually announced in April. You can still preorder audio from the US and UK at the Cauldron Shop.
The audio book has aContinued...

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Court Appearances for Two Charged in HBP Stolen Book Case

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2005, 08:45 AM

The two men who were arrested in connection with the stolen copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince case appeared in court today. These two men are accussed of trying to sell stolen copies of Book 6 to a reporter named John Askill who works for the tabloid The Sun. One of the accused,Continued...

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Back Cover of UK Children's HBP Revealed

Posted by: sue
June 10, 2005, 08:55 AM

Bloomsbury has now posted the entire book jacket of the Children's version of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, to reveal the new back cover art, along with some interesting flap photos. Click here to view it. Enjoy! (Caution-spoilerish - Note: Bloomsbury has let us know that they have taken careContinued...

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JKR Granted Injunction Against Publication of HBP Contents

Posted by: Melissa
June 09, 2005, 11:55 AM

The Press Gazette reports that JKR has been granted a wide-reaching injunction designed to stop anyone who may come into possession of all or part of HBP from disclosing it or any information in it. The injunction applies to all information from HBP other than that disclosed by JKR herself,Continued...

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Fansite Interviews with JKR in the News

Posted by: sue
June 09, 2005, 08:49 AM

With just 36 days go before the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the build-up to the big day continues. Today, papers are running two stories about the Leaky/MuggleNet soon-to- come interview with JKR in July at the release of book 6. The AP has a short piece where Emerson from MuggleNetContinued...

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Amazon.com Assembling Kids' HP Review Panel

Posted by: Melissa
June 08, 2005, 02:26 PM

Amazon.com has let us know about a new contest it's running, the "Harry Potter Review Panel Contest," in which winners are part of a kids panel to talk about Harry Potter via the Amazon site.
The panel will share its HP expertise as well as their predictions and expectations for HBP. TheyContinued...

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HBP Contest Page Updated

Posted by: Melissa
June 08, 2005, 09:10 AM

Our HBP contests page has been updated with contests from Australia, Vancouver and the ITV contest.

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J.K.Rowling to do TV Interview with Cub Reporter

Posted by: sue
June 08, 2005, 08:35 AM

ITV has now launched their version of the Ultimate Harry Potter Fan contest. Children between the ages of 8 and 16 are allowed to enter for this chance to not only attend the midnight launch party in Edinburgh of Half-Blood Prince, but also to interview author J.K. Rowling on television.

Initial'sContinued...

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ADMIN: HBP Contest Page

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 02:25 PM

Our post with all the contest info got old, so we made a special page for HBP "Cub Reporter" contests as well as other HBP-related contests, right here, so you can keep track. It's also listed on our new text sidebar. If you look over this list and see a contest we haven't listed, please let us know.

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HBP Pre-Orders Soar

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 01:20 PM

The Mirror reports that HBPs are flying off shelves and e-shelves, looking "set to beat the 2003 Goblet of Fire's [sic; we suspect they meant Order of the Phoenix] record-breaking five million copies sold worldwide in 24 hours, when it is finally released on July 16." At Tesco.com, the article says, one is orderedContinued...

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Evening News's Cub Reporter Competition Opens

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 01:14 PM

The Evening News, of Scotland, has opened its contest to choose a reporter to be part of the 70-children contingent that will meet JKR on July 15 and interview her on July 17. Entrants must "prove their knowledge of all things Harry Potter by answering five questions which will appear in the paperContinued...

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The 'Ask Jo' TLC/MuggleNet Contest: Ask Jo a Question!

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 11:25 PM

As most of you are aware, on July 16, Emerson of MuggleNet and I will be in Scotland, interviewing Jo Rowling to celebrate the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. With less than 40 days to go, it's time we get down to business!
We know you're all dying to get a question asked.Continued...

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"Spellbound" Party Announced

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

MuggleNet, HPANA and Wizarding World Press have announced Spellbound, their official July 15 midnight event, to take place in the Randhurst Mall in the northwestern Chicago suburb of Mount Prospect. Visit the site - and its entry on PotterParties.com - for more information about activities, games, and more.
Also, TLC willContinued...