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JKR Readings to Debut Online Tomorrow

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2006, 03:58 PM

Scholastic has just announced that starting tomorrow, for only two days, MSN will stream "An Evening With Harry, Carrie and Garp" for free at video.msn.com. Starting Saturday, highlights will be available on demand, through the end of August.
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Radio City Music Hall Event Transcript Up

Posted by: Melissa
August 09, 2006, 01:47 AM

Our elves were out in force during the JKR reading at Radio City, and have come up with a transcript of nearly the entire first night, readable here. Huge thanks to Super Alex and Josée for doing the lion's share, here; night two on the way!

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Press Conference Transcript: JKR Having Fun Writing Book Seven, to go through "bereavement" at end

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 05:35 PM

The following is a transcript of the press conference that occurred this morning at Radio City Music Hall, between J.K. Rowling. Stephen King and John Irving. Enjoy!

Radio City Music Hall Press Conference Transcript

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More JKR Pics from Press Conference

Posted by: Melissa
August 01, 2006, 02:39 PM

There are more pics from this morning's Radio City Music Hall press conference here in the gallery. Enjoy! More on the way.

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Released in US in Paperback

Posted by: Melissa
July 25, 2006, 05:18 AM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released in paperback today in the United States; you can order your copy here from Barnes & Noble or here from Amazon if you like! And if you're in the Las Vegas area, remember to come celebrate with the "Harry Potter ExpertsContinued...

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Scholastic Harry Potter Experts Podcasts Coming Wednesday

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:39 PM

Scholastic has now updated their website to offer subscriptions to the Harry Potter Experts Tour Podcast. These podcasts are part of the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback on Tuesday, and feature our own Melissa Anelli, Emerson Spartz from MuggleNet, and CherylContinued...

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USA Today Talks HBP Paperback, Book Seven

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2006, 11:10 PM

USA Today has a new article about the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback, which comes out tomorrow. In addition to the anticipation by booksellers of brisk sales of the book ("It is going to be crazy," says one seller), the paper also mentions the Scholastic sponsoredContinued...

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Chicago Tribune on Official Harry Potter Tour: "Best book club discussion ever"

Posted by: Melissa
July 24, 2006, 02:00 PM

The Tempo section of today's Chicago Tribune features a short piece on the official Harry Potter tour event that took place in Naperville last Thursday, calling it the "best book club discussion ever." You can see a scan here in our gallery - thanks Lilah!Continued...

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Pics from the Official Scholastic Harry Potter Discussion Tour

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2006, 10:53 PM

Thanks to readers Katie and others, we have our first batch of pics up from our official Harry Potter discussion tour, in which Cheryl Klein (editor at Arthur A. Levine Books, American publishers of Harry Potter), Emerson Spartz (of MuggleNet.com) and I visit bookstores in three citiesContinued...

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MSNBC Commentary on "Harry Potter Dead Pool"

Posted by: sue
July 19, 2006, 08:33 PM

There is a new article online continuing the media coverage on the possible deaths of characters in Book Seven; this one coming now from MSNBC. Along with a discussion on some precedents for writing off a main character such as Harry, this commentary also mentions the poll we featured here on TLC andContinued...

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Official Scholastic Podcast and Tour Info

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2006, 10:37 AM

A lot of you have been emailing asking when Cheryl Klein of Scholastic, and Emerson Spartz of MuggleNet and I will be in which cities talking about the books. The schedule is as follows (and is now in a sidebar link on Leaky). We hope you come out!
July 20, 7 p.m.
Naperville, IL

Anderson's Bookshop
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Happy Half-Blood Birthday!

Posted by: Melissa
July 16, 2006, 12:37 AM

A year ago: We were gorging on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, swallowing it as fast as our eyes could scan lines and our hands could turn pages. In my case, I was in a small hotel in Edinburgh, trying to focus on reading instead of having intermittent attacks of joy that in roughly 12 hours I'd be sittingContinued...

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Scholastic Begins Twenty Day Countdown to HBP Paperback

Posted by: sue
July 06, 2006, 04:15 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter books, has now launched their twenty day countdown to the release of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in paperback. Each day until July 25, there will be a new question about the books; the first one here. Then, the last question willContinued...

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Another Press Mention of Possible Book Seven in 07

Posted by: sue
June 29, 2006, 11:53 AM

Today there was another mention of a possible Book Seven release date coming in 2007. Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books, issued an early statement about the outlook of the company ahead of their annual stockholder meeting today, and wire reports are again including mentionsContinued...

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Transcript of JKR Interview on Richard & Judy

Posted by: sue
June 27, 2006, 02:25 PM

TLC reader Roonwit has come through yet again, this time with a transcript for Part One of the interview with Jo on the Richard & Judy show, which you can read below. Enjoy! Thanks very much to Roonwit!

Richard: And Jo joins us now. And I love that clip because it epitomises for me what is reallyContinued...