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UK Harry Potter Audio Book Ad Campaigns and Photos Now Online

Posted by: sue
October 03, 2008, 02:56 AM

Hoop Associates, a company based in the UK, has posted online a host of behind the scenes marketing and photo shoots used in the marketing of the Harry Potter audio books. At this link, you can see many new rare behind the scenes photos of Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, along with narratorContinued...

Education

Battling Voldemort, 101

Posted by: sue
September 26, 2008, 12:48 AM

In the past, we've told you about the rise in popularity of collegiate level course on the Harry Potter Series. Tonight, MTV has a new piece online, focusing on the classes being taught at Swarthmore College. In particular, one class "Battling Against Voldemort" is proving so popular, the article note that "a lottery determinesContinued...

Books

Harry Potter to Disapparate from the New York Times Bestseller List

Posted by: Melissa
May 01, 2008, 08:49 PM

Next week, for the first time in almost nine and a half years, Harry Potter will not appear on the New York Times bestseller list.. The New York Times’s article reminds readers that it first appeared on December 27, 1998, and that after a year and a half with the books cloggingContinued...

Books

Scholastic Special Edition Wizard Challenges

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 12:52 AM

Thinking caps and mouses at the ready everyone! Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site with the latest in their special series of Wizard Challenge quizzes. The newest edition, “Humoring Harry,” features questions our favorite pranksters, Gred and Forge would appreciate. In case youContinued...

JKR Interviews

JKR: Snape and Dumbledore Two of the Most Important Characters in "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
April 03, 2008, 03:10 PM

Back in February, we told you Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling was a guest at the James Joyce Awards in Dublin, Ireland. Thanks to La Gazetter du Sorcier there is a new report online containing a many of her remarks at this event. Answering a range of questions, JoContinued...

Books

553 First Edition Harry Potter Books Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:53 PM

While many Harry Potter fans have several copies of the beloved books in various forms and languages, one fan is selling his rather impressive collection: all 553 first edition copies in 63 languages to be exact. The Times reports tonight that a 33 year old Harry Potter fan who began collectingContinued...

LeakyLounge

"Order of the Phoenix" Book Club Opens on the Leaky Lounge

Posted by: Edward
February 17, 2008, 08:47 PM

Our latest round of book club readings of a particular novel in the Harry Potter series is kicking off today on the Leaky Lounge. The fifth book, “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix,” takes center stage this time in our forum-wide Book Club, that is designed for an in-depthContinued...

Books

10 Years in Harry Potter: A Video Retrospective By LeakyNews.com

Posted by: Melissa
January 01, 2008, 12:20 AM

Leaky video editor JP has put together a fantastic retrospective today as we close out this remarkable year, this tenth year of Potter. You can view it at the YouTube viewer below, or by using the download link to save it to your own computer. It will also shortly become availableContinued...

Books

AbeBooks Names JKR Bestselling Author; "Deathly Hallows" Among Bestselling Books of 2007

Posted by: Edward
December 28, 2007, 01:28 AM

Abe Books, who sell rare and used books throughout the world, have released their annual lists tracking the bestselling and most expensive books sold through their site. In three major categories, the Harry Potter novels, as well as their author, rank amongContinued...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

New Article Online from 'OotP' DVD Launch in the UK

Posted by: Edward
November 07, 2007, 07:00 PM

A new article is online from Spanish language network Noticieros Televisa, who was in attendance at the “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” UK DVD launch that took place in London, England this past weekend. The article, a translation of which can be read here thanks to ourContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Complete Set of Signed Harry Potter Books Up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2007, 02:59 PM

We have a couple pieces of news today relating to Harry Potter books that are being auctioned off in charitable efforts.

The first is a rare complete set of books signed by author J.K. Rowling are to be auctioned off on Ebay starting at midnight September 24, with proceeds to benefitContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Fan Favorite in New Poll

Posted by: sue
September 03, 2007, 01:51 PM

The last may well be the best, as results of a new new poll indicate the final book in the Harry Potter series is the favorite among readers. With over 45,000 people selecting their favorite Harry Potter novel in a poll sponsored by MSN, book seven, Harry Potter and the Deathly HallowsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Wins Teen Choice Award

Posted by: Melissa
August 27, 2007, 01:54 AM

The voters of the Teen Choice Awards have voted Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix the Choice Summer Movie (Drama/Action/Adventure). Congrats all!

Books

"Entertainment Weekly" Special Issue on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 12:46 PM

Image format: “Entertainment Weekly” magazine now has a brand new special issue on the world of Harry Potter. Featuring some 36 pages on the beloved magical world created by author J.K. Rowling, this collector’s issue features a photo of a young Harry Potter lookalike sittingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Video of Jim Dale Reading at New York "Deathly Hallows" Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 08:01 PM

Barnes and Noble have updated their website with footage from their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party held in New York City, which featured US Harry Potter audio book narrator Jim Dale as a guest. The video on the book seller’s website includes a lengthlyContinued...