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Sales of HBP Paperbacks Equal OotP

Posted by: sue
January 12, 2007, 02:01 PM

USA Today has an article online about the sales of books in 2006, and mentions a curious fact about the Harry Potter novels. While the hardcover of Harry Potter and Half-Blood Prince was the number one bestseller for 2005, the list for 2006 sees the paperback edition of HBP ranked at number 21. Apparently, thisContinued...


Video of Giant Squid

Posted by: sue
December 27, 2006, 06:26 PM

Here is a fun bit of unusual news for you. Researchers in Japan caught the rare Giant Squid, and for the first time ever, there is video of this mysterious creature. The Gryffindor red sea creature was caught off the Ogasawara Islands south of Tokyo earlier this month, and unfortunately later died. CNN reports that the creatureContinued...


Half-Blood Prince Error "Old News," Says Bloomsbury

Posted by: Melissa
September 01, 2006, 10:36 AM

British tabloid The Sun recently reported that there had been an error in Half-Blood Prince regarding the number of O.W.L.s Hermione receives compared to the number she sat in book five. Fans had originally spotted the error, but Bloomsbury told Leaky the error is at least a year old, spottedContinued...

JKR Interviews

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...

JKR Interviews

Audio from JKR Interview on the "Richard & Judy" Show

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2006, 02:04 PM

Thanks to TLC reader Roonwit, we now have the audio version for download of Jo's brand new interview on the Richard and Judy show. Jo does discuss Book Seven, character deaths and much more. There are two parts to this; video coming soon.
Part one (mp3)

Part two (mp3)

Thanks very much to Roonwit!Continued...

JKR Interviews

JKR on the Richard & Judy Show: Talks Book Seven Deaths and Reprieves

Posted by: sue
June 26, 2006, 12:06 PM

Author J.K. Rowling appeared today on the Richard & Judy talk show today where she discussed Book Seven, which she reiterates is still NOT finished. Jo said that the last chapter has changed slightly, and two characters die, who she did not originally plan for their demise.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix

Happy Order of the Phoenix Day!

Posted by: Melissa
June 21, 2006, 12:07 AM

Three years ago, we had just fastened our hands around the behemoth Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, the book where Harry gets mean, gets kissed and gets a destiny. And yesterday we got this first look at the kids during the Order of the Phoenix filming period, while we wait for the last look at HogwartsContinued...


Georgia Woman Appeals Potter Book Ban Ruling

Posted by: sue
June 13, 2006, 12:49 PM

Last month we told you of a woman who lost her attempt to have the Gwinnett County school board in Georgia ban the Harry Potter books. The school board rejected this claim, allowing the books to remain on the shelves, and now Laura Mallory has filed a written appeal of this decision. Previously, thisContinued...

Scholastic Updates with Book Five Downloads

Posted by: sue
May 26, 2006, 09:35 AM has updated their Harry Potter website with new downloads for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix which include wallpaper and a printable poster. Also the winners for the contest leading up to the release of HBP in paperback are now on the site. Harry Potter and the Half-BloodContinued...


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...

Spring Spruce Up on

Posted by: sue
March 09, 2006, 07:52 AM

Spring is right around the corner, and it looks like author J.K. Rowling is doing some cleaning and re-decorating on her website. Nice little changes can be found here and there on her website including new portkeys, one of which is an eraser... hmm. Check it out! Thanks Roonwit!
Update: There are FIVE cool newContinued...


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...


Dan Radcliffe Buys Black Family Tree in Book Aid Auction

Posted by: sue
February 22, 2006, 09:03 AM

Actor Daniel Radcliffe is the lucky winner of the Black Family Tree which Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling had donated for auction to benefit Book Aid International. The item went for about £30,000 - accounting for almost half of all the money raised for the auction to benefeitContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Full "House of Black" Family Tree from JKR on Display Tonight

Posted by: sue
February 20, 2006, 04:50 PM

As we have been telling you for the past couple of weeks now, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has donated a special piece of work for a charity auction to benefit Book Aid International. A preview of these items was held tonight in London, and included the full rendition of Jo's"Continued...


Book Aid Auction Catalogue Online; No Additional JKR Material Shown

Posted by: sue
February 18, 2006, 08:58 AM

For the past few weeks we have been telling you about the upcoming charity auction for Book Aid International that will feature a new piece of work from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling depicting the Black Family Tree. This auction will be held this week on Tuesday, February 21st,Continued...