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J.K. Rowling's Personal Annotated "Philosopher's Stone" to be Auctioned for Charity

Posted by: Catherine
May 19, 2013, 04:34 AM

A very rare copy of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is going to be put up for auction on Tuesday. The auction is to aid the writers' association, English PEN. The auction will sell numerous novels annotated by their authors, including an incredible first editionContinued...

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"Prisoner of Azkaban" Chapters 8-15 are now available on Pottermore

Posted by: Catherine
April 10, 2013, 09:12 AM

Pottermore has released the next installment of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. Chapters 8-15 are now available to play! Enjoy!

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Pottermore joining PlayStation Home

Posted by: Catherine
March 18, 2013, 05:49 PM

In April, Pottermore will be joining PlayStation Home--Sony's online gaming component to PlayStation3. In this exciting, new version of Pottermore, players will be able to explore "well-known locations" from Harry Potter as an avatar. Users will be able to step down Diagon Alley and onto the Hogwarts Express.Continued...

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J.K. Rowling receives the 2013 Beacon Award for Philanthropy

Posted by: Catherine
February 12, 2013, 07:24 PM

J.K. Rowling has been rewarded for her excellence in philanthropy and charity work. J.K. Rowling's personal website posted that she received the Beacon Award for Targeted Philanthropy on February 6, 2013. jkrowling.com said: 

On 6 February 2013 J.K. Rowling was awarded TheContinued...

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"Casual Vacancy" to Be Made into BBC Miniseries

Posted by: Melissa
December 03, 2012, 10:20 AM

The Casual Vacancy, J.K. Rowling's latest novel, will be made into a miniseries for the BBC, it's been reported today. BBC One and BBC Drama have entered an exclusive adaptation deal; it wil be produced by an independent production company produced by J.K. Rowling's agent, Neil Blair (on behalf ofContinued...

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Wonderbook: Book of Spells Wiki Page

Posted by: Catherine
November 30, 2012, 08:40 PM

A new Wikipedia page has been made for Sony and J.K. Rowling's Wonderbook: Book of Spells Playstation video game! The new page can be viewed here.

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Charlie Redmayne (CEO of Pottermore) Interview

Posted by: Catherine
November 26, 2012, 04:27 PM

Charlie Redmayne, the CEO of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore, sat down for an interview with Bookseller. Mr. Redmayne is going to be a keynote speaker for The FutureBook Conference. Charlie Redmayne talks about all the work that has gone into Pottermore this past year, the Wonderbook: Book of Spells, andContinued...

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J.K. Rowling adds Bath, England to her "Casual Vacancy" Tour

Posted by: Catherine
November 21, 2012, 10:01 AM

J.K. Rowling has been covering a lot of press events and book festivals to promote her new adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. Her seemingly last event was in her home town of Edinburgh, Scotland earlier this month. Now, according to Southwest Business, J.K. Rowling will be attending Bath'sContinued...

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Pottermore Update

Posted by: Catherine
November 21, 2012, 09:37 AM

 Pottermore has been very active recently. First, The Tales of Beedle the Bard is now available in eBook format from the Pottermore shop. (All proceeds from eBook sales with still benefit Lumos). Information, and a video message from J.K. Rowling (which can be seen below), can be found here. The Pottermore ShopContinued...

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JK Rowling's Thank You to Pottermore

Posted by: Catherine
November 04, 2012, 10:17 AM

J.K. Rowling has penned a thank you note to her staff at Pottermore. The letter was written through TH_NK, who released a photo of it on Instagram (and can be seen below). TH_NK added artistic touch to the photo by blurring the edges. However, the letter is not entirely legible. The letter is written on J.K.Continued...

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JK Rowling attends the Lennoxlove Book Festival

Posted by: Catherine
November 04, 2012, 09:54 AM

J.K. Rowling made an appearance at Lennoxlove Book Festival, her only Scottish event. At the festival, Ms. Rowling answered questions on stage from Muriel Gray as well as the audience. She talked about the important role of teenagers in the novel, and how she felt about the teenagers' characters.Continued...

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Video of J.K. Rowling LiveStream Interview

Posted by: Catherine
October 11, 2012, 06:21 PM

As reported previously, J.K. Rowling gave an interview that was streamed live. A video of this interview is now available at Scholastic.com. J.K. Rowling answered questions about the success of Harry Potter, the encouragement she received to write, and many questions on Harry Potter cannon (such as herContinued...

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J.K. Rowling at Cheltenham Literature Festival

Posted by: Catherine
October 07, 2012, 02:11 PM

As reported previously, J.K. Rowling made an appearance at Cheltenham Literature Festival to promote her new, adult novel The Casual Vacancy. (Pictures of the author posing with The Casual Vacancy can be seen below). In an interview at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, J.K. Rowling respondedContinued...

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"The Casual Vacancy" Sells 499,000 Copies

Posted by: Catherine
October 03, 2012, 03:49 PM

Numerical sale statistics are starting to emerge for The Casual Vacancy. It has been reported that J.K. Rowling's new adult novel has sold 374,000 copies in the USA, and 124,000 copies in the UK, since its release last Thursday. Hypable reports:

Sales numbers for The Casual Vacancy’s first weekContinued...

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"The Casual Vacancy" No.1 on USA Today

Posted by: Catherine
October 02, 2012, 08:28 PM

The Casual Vacancy has entered the Number 1 slot on USA Today's Best-Selling Books list. J.K. Rowling's first adult novel has knocked E.L. James 50 Shades of Grey into the Number 2 slot--James' first fall in 21 weeks. USA Today reports:

J.K. Rowling still has the magic — at least when it comes to selling books.Continued...

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