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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP at Book Expo America

Posted by: Melissa
June 06, 2005, 09:13 AM

Thanks to reader Michael, for bringing us pics of the Half-Blood Prince exhibit at this weekend's Book Expo America.

"Who is the Half-Blood Prince?" - featuring a mock up of what the finished book will look like
"42 days left"

We remind to link here instead of reuploading, yadda yadda. Enjoy!

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Scholastic: HBP Books Printed, Safe, and Ready to Go

Posted by: sue
June 05, 2005, 08:51 PM

Reuters is reporting tonight an interview with Barbara Marcus of Scholastic where she says that 10.8 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have now been printed. She says the books are safe, and are ready to go for the July 16th release.

In an interview at the Book Expo AmericaContinued...

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Men Charged in HBP Theft

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 10:44 AM

The two men who were attempting to sell two stolen copies of HBP were charged yesterday with firearms offenses and handling the stolen books, Reuters reports. (There is also a video report at that link. Thanks to Corey and Mike!)
The two men are from Kettering; according to police they are a 37-year-old who is charged withContinued...

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NZ Cub Reporter Contest Opens; New Details About Event Emerge

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 10:10 AM

The Sunday Star Times of New Zealand announced its HBP competition. Reader Xander sent us the article on the contest, which is open through June 16 to those aged 8 to 16; here are the relevant details:
-The winner will arrive at Edinburgh Castle by horse-drawn carriage.
-Prefects will guideContinued...

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Book Expo America: Levine Talks HP

Posted by: Melissa
June 05, 2005, 09:59 AM

Newsday is publishing a blog about Book Expo America, a publishing showcase taking place in New York City right now. The reporter spoke to Arthur Levine, publisher of Arthur A. Levine Books, the imprint under which Scholastic publishes Harry Potter, and though Levine spoke in his usual "saw nothing, know nothing"Continued...

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Crime Details and Court Order in Stolen HBP Case

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2005, 09:26 PM

We have some new pieces of information tonight related to today's news about the stolen Half-Blood Prince books.
First, author J.K. Rowling was granted a court injunction against the two men who were accused of trying to sell copies of Half-Blood Prince to a reporter today. The Scotsman notesContinued...

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Bloomsbury's Statement Regarding Stolen HBP; TLC's Spoiler Policy

Posted by: Melissa
June 03, 2005, 01:55 PM

Bloomsbury just sent us a statement regarding the stolen books incident:

"Bloomsbury Publishing thanks Northamptonshire Police for their help in recovering two stolen copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince but cannot comment further as this matter is now the subjectContinued...

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Two Men Arrested After Attemping to Purchase Stolen Half-Blood Prince

Posted by: sue
June 03, 2005, 01:23 PM

The BBC confirmed with Bloomsbury that two men on the way to purchasing stolen copies of HBP were arrested; shots were fired in the attempt.
One of those attempting to purchase the book was reportedly a journalist from tabloid The Sun, the paper that was responsible forContinued...

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Abebooks Calls Real-Life Harry Potters for HBP Sweepstakes; Used Books Search Now Available on Cauldron Shop

Posted by: Melissa
June 02, 2005, 06:48 PM

Abebooks.com has announced today that the hundreds of people named "Harry Potter" in North America can step up for a chance to win $1,000 for themselves and another $1,000 for the library, literacty charity or school of their choice,Continued...

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Katie Couric to Interview Rowling in Two Weeks

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2005, 09:45 AM

Our readers tell us that this morning Katie Couric announced that she'd be traveling to Scotland to interview Rowling in two weeks' time, and said she's taking questions from fans, which you can enter by going to this page.

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Scholastic to Give One Library First Signed American Edition of HBP

Posted by: Melissa
June 01, 2005, 01:09 AM

Scholastic will officially announce a sweepstakes today to determine which American library will win the first signed American edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the company said in a press release yesterday.
Any library in the 50 United States may mail in an entryContinued...

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German HP Publishers to Conduct Poll for HBP Cover

Posted by: Melissa
May 31, 2005, 05:11 PM

The German publishers of the Harry Potter books, Carlsen, will be holding a contest to choose the HBP cover on their official site; Sabine Wilharm, illustrator of the first five German Covers will draw two covers fans will vote for their favorite. Thanks to Harry Potter Xperts for the heads up!Continued...

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Update on Canadian HBP Contests

Posted by: Melissa
May 31, 2005, 09:48 AM

Raincoast Books has sent along an update about contests available to Canadian residents for the chance to travel to Edinburgh to become a "cub reporter" on publication weekend.
Raincoast's own contest will be unveiled June 1 at 9pm PST (12am EST):

Harry Potter Launch Weekend Sweepstakes Contest: EntrantsContinued...

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Special Edition of Half-Blood Prince due in Australia in December

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2005, 11:46 AM

The distributors of the Harry Potter books in Australia and New Zealand, Allen & Unwin, have announced that the special edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince will be available for them in December of this year. Andy, from Harry Potter Fan Zone writes us toContinued...

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Dayton Daily News: The Waiting is Still the Hardest Part

Posted by: Melissa
May 29, 2005, 03:47 PM

Elizabeth let us know about some musings on HBP in the Dayton Daily News:

Two years ago, your sweet 14-year-old joined in your glee at the release of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Now she's a self-assured and somewhat surly 16-year-old who wants nothing more than keys andContinued...