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Pottermore: "Chamber of Secrets" Progress

Posted by: Catherine
July 09, 2012, 03:09 PM

Another Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets update has been posted on Pottermore Insider. The site states:

Monday 09 July

Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we are recording sounds for Chapter Sixteen, The Chamber of Secrets.

As you have learned from previous Leaky posts, we expect the first set of chaptersContinued...


Cover Art of "The Casual Vacancy" Revealed

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:30 AM

Update: New image from Amazon that shows the physical book below.

Little, Brown Book Group has released the cover art for J.K. Rowling's adult novel, The Casual Vacancy. You can view the cover art below or here. The company also provided more detail of the "audio reader and confirmed page extent":


Pottermore: Harry Potter eBooks in Japanese

Posted by: Catherine
July 04, 2012, 09:21 AM

Pottermore has announced the estimated release of Harry Potter eBooks in Japanese. The site stated:

The Harry Potter eBooks will be available in Japanese this summer - at the same time the Pottermore Shop will be launching in Japanese. Further announcements regarding the Shop opening date will be madeContinued...


Pottermore Poll: Quidditch Positions

Posted by: Catherine
July 03, 2012, 10:47 AM

Pottermore Insider has arranged a new poll for fans to vote for which Quidditch position they would play. The excerpt reads:

In Chapter Ten of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Harry learns about the Bludgers, the Quaffle, the Golden Snitch, and the various positions on a Quidditch team. We’ve seenContinued...


Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Coming Soon!

Posted by: Catherine
July 02, 2012, 11:58 AM

Tuesday 03 July
Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we're finalising artwork for Chapter Eight, The Deathday Party

Pottermore Insider sent out a news alert with an update on the progress of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. The post reads:
Over the past few weeks on the Continued...

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J.K. Rowling Attends Wimbledon

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 27, 2012, 09:47 PM

J.K. Rowling made an appearance in the Royal Box during Tuesday's Wimbledon match between Andy Murray and Nikolay Davydenko.

Images of the author watching the tennis tournament can be found in the Leaky galleries.


Pottermore: Wonderbook Book of Spells Promo

Posted by: Catherine
June 26, 2012, 12:13 PM

Pottermore has officially launched Sony's Wonderbook: Book of Spells PS3 game. Pottermore Insider reports that players will be able to link their Pottermore accounts to the Book of Spell game. Pottermore Insider will be tracking the game's developement, and have uploaded the first promo trailerContinued...


Pottermore: Chamber of Secrets Update

Posted by: Catherine
June 25, 2012, 03:13 PM

As reported earlier, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is expected to come out this summer. Pottermore Insider has posted updates about the progress of the next book.

Monday 25 June

Chamber of Secrets update:
This week, we’re finalising artwork for Chapter Seven, Mudbloods and Murmurs, and Chapter Fifteen,Continued...

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Bloomsbury: Counting on "Three-Book Set" Relating to Harry Potter This Year

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:55 PM

Harry Potter book publisher Bloomsbury made mention in a recent Reuters report regarding its yearly profits, that "[I]t was counting on a new Rowling three-book box set tied into the Potter series, and a non-fiction account of spies in World War II to support sales in theContinued... Update: No Plans to Publish Harry Potter Encyclopedia

Posted by: Edward
May 22, 2012, 01:39 PM

In an update on J. K. Rowling's website, the author makes quite clear that plans to publish a physical copy of a Harry Potter Encyclopaedia are not on the horizon.  The entry, updated May 2012, reads:

What about the Harry Potter Encyclopaedia?
Updated May 2012
I have been enjoyingContinued...


Confirmed: Universal to Announce Wizarding World of Harry Potter in Japan (Updated)

Posted by: Edward
May 09, 2012, 03:50 PM

The LA Times is reporting that the Wizarding World of Harry Potter will make its way to Japan, with the announcement, set to be made official Thursday.  The report reads, in part:

The Osaka destination -- expected to begin construction in the next few weeks with a plannedContinued...


J.K. Rowling Recieves Freedom of the City

Posted by: Catherine
May 08, 2012, 07:39 PM

UPDATE: Photos from the event are starting to come online and are now available here in our Image Galleries

J.K. Rowling received the Freedom of the City this morning at the Mansion House in the City.Rowling was recognized for her services to children's literature. The Harry Potter books have sold over 450Continued...


PotterCast 246: Casually Late Casual Debate

Posted by: Rosi
April 30, 2012, 02:59 AM

PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast, is back with PotterCast 246: Casually Late Casual Debate! This new episode features much discussion on J.K. Rowling's upcoming novel The Casual Vacancy, which will be released on the 27th September this year. Your PotterCast hosts debate their many predictions aboutContinued...

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J.K. Rowling to be Awarded Freedom of the City of London on May 8

Posted by: Stephanie_J
April 26, 2012, 10:00 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive the Freedom of the City of London on Tuesday, May 8 for her services to children's literature, according to a press release from the City of London.

The ceremony will take place at the Mansion House, the official residence of London's Lord Mayor. She willContinued...

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Pottermore Now Available to All!

Posted by: Edward
April 14, 2012, 10:11 AM

Pottermore, J. K. Rowling's online Harry Potter experience, is now open to all wishing to join in on the experience.  The change was made early this morning in the UK and is indicated on the official website with the question "Are you magical?"  Users may sign up now, while actual invitations should start arriving--Continued...

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