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Harry Potter Author J.K.Rowling Interview with GirlGuiding Scotland

Posted by: sue
April 29, 2006, 02:26 PM

A few weeks ago, we first told you there would be a new interview due with author J.K. Rowling and GirlGuiding Scotland. Included with a group of over 100 women, this interview with JKR is part of a "campaign by Girlguiding Scotland to inspire young women and girlsContinued...

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Cover Art to Half-Blood Prince Paperback

Posted by: sue
April 25, 2006, 09:55 AM

Scholastic has released the cover art for the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince which you can see in our galleries, here. Looking very similar to the original, Half-Blood Prince will be released in paperback here in the US on July 25; the UK paperback from Bloomsbury is dueContinued...

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Video of Jo and Jason Isaacs at the British Book Awards Now Available

Posted by: Melissa
April 07, 2006, 04:23 PM

Thanks to Andy from our forums, we now have two videos for you of Jo Rowling at the "Nibbies," the British Book Awards, where Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince won book of the year; one is a montage that shows and talks about her often and also features Jason Isaacs,Continued...

J.K. Rowling Updates Site; Talks Phoenix Movie, Memerson

Posted by: sue
April 05, 2006, 07:25 AM

J.K.Rowling has updated her website today with a new diary entry where she discusses Book Seven, the British Book Awards, and a visit to the set of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix. Jo writes:

The book's still going well, I'm sure you're pleased to hear, lack of paperContinued...


Bloomsbury Set to Launch Special Harry Potter Box-Set, New Audio Series

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2006, 08:11 PM

In addition to the earlier news about their profits from the Harry Potter books, UK Publisher Bloomsbury also revealed some upcoming plans for the next five years related to the series. The AP reports that :

"The date for the seventh and final book has not yet beenContinued...


Bloomsbury Announces Profits

Posted by: Melissa
April 03, 2006, 12:34 PM

Bloomsbury, the publisher of the UK Harry Potter books, will be announcing major profits this week, according to

"Bloomsbury has put investors on standby for profits of at least £20m, so debate in the City is focused on whether it can beat that benchmark. Six analysts suggest Bloomsbury will reportContinued...

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Newsround Video Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2006, 11:54 AM

Lizo, from CBBC Newsround was at the British Book Awards last night, and he was able to get an quick interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. He asked Jo about the progress on Book Seven, where she said "I've done a bit. But there's nothing more I can tell you. Everything's aContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Named British Book of the Year

Posted by: sue
March 29, 2006, 04:21 PM

Update: See pics now in our gallery, with hi-res on the way.
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been named "Book of the Year" at the British Book Awards held tonight in London. Jo is quoted by the BBC as saying "I'm delighted that Harry Potter continues to give soContinued...

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Possible J.K. Rowling Appearance at Book Awards; Confirmed Interview Airing on Channel 4 in Summer

Posted by: sue
March 24, 2006, 07:37 PM

UPDATE: CBBC Newsround has now confirmed that Jo will in fact be interviewed on the Richard & Judy program; broadcast date is still undecided but probably in either June or July.
Last month we told you that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood PrinceContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Paperback Now Available for Pre-Order

Posted by: sue
March 23, 2006, 09:51 AM

The US paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is now available for pre-order from retailers such as and Barnes and Noble. As we reported previously, the paperback edition of Book Six from Scholastic will be released on July 25 here in the States. TheContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Released in Finland

Posted by: sue
March 16, 2006, 09:04 AM

The Finnish translation of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was released yesterday, and HPfanit has some photos up of the release parties. Ilkka and Milja let us know that there were parties in 30 bookstores which were all celebrating the release of "Harry Potter ja puoliverinen prinssi."Continued...

Book Awards

HBP Audio Book Nominated for Award

Posted by: Melissa
March 13, 2006, 09:29 PM

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince has been nominated for a 2006 Audie award, in the category, "Children’s Titles for Ages 8+." The Audies are the only awards in the U.S devoted exclusively to audiobooks and spoken word entertainment. The winners will be announced on MayContinued...

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Forbes Again Names Jo Rowling Billionairess

Posted by: Melissa
March 11, 2006, 05:20 PM

Though J.K. Rowling said to Katie Couric this July that she is no such thing, magazine Forbes has again place Jo Rowling on its list of the World's Richest People, as a billionaire (which is more likely to be true in dollars than pounds). The short article says that 60 million Harry Potter booksContinued...


Scholastic Harry Potter "Wednesdays" Sweepstakes Now Open

Posted by: sue
March 01, 2006, 12:07 PM

Scholastic has now opened their Harry Potter" Wednesdays" Sweepstakes, which offers you the chance to be a lucky winner of a special Harry Potter Ipod and all six of the Harry Potter audiobooks. For the next six Wednesdays ,if you go to to this link at PotterContinued...


Complete Arthur Levine Interview Now Available in MP3 and Transcript Form

Posted by: Melissa
February 25, 2006, 03:35 PM

By popular demand, the complete version of the interview with Arthur Levine, co-editor of Harry Potter, that was on episodes 22, 23 and 24 of our podcast, PotterCast is now available as a downloadable MP3 and in transcript. Check it out on our TLC Interviews page. In thisContinued...