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J.K. Rowling to Receive Honorary Degree

Posted by: Kristin
July 08, 2004, 04:39 AM

J.K. Rowling will receive an honorary degree ("doctor honoris causa") from Edinburgh University today.
Her response to the announcement, which was made in February, was "I am delighted and honoured to be receiving an honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh, my adopted home city.”Continued...

J.K. Rowling Poll Question About Mark Evans Answered

Posted by: Melissa
July 06, 2004, 10:17 AM

Head over to's FAQ poll question to find a highly hilarious answer to the "Who is Mark Evans?" question that's been plaguing all of us since last year. We're not posting it here, but the comments are spoiler-areas, FYI. To get to the post on her site, hit the paperclipsContinued...


Domain Names Registered

Posted by: Kristin
July 04, 2004, 07:28 AM

CBBC Newsround reports that Warner Brothers, Lightmaker, and Seabottom Productions have purchased domain names related to the title of book six.
Among them, the companies registered such names as ''. Lightmaker is the company that created J.K. Rowling's website; Seabottom isContinued...

J.K. Rowling "Do Not Disturb" Sign Returns

Posted by: Melissa
July 02, 2004, 09:17 AM

Many Leaky readers have written to let us know that the "Do Not Disturb" sign has returned to the door on What does it mean? She told us that the door would open again, and again, and again with more info - so perhaps there's another nugget to come rather soon.
There's alsoContinued...


Online Bookstores Open HBP E-mail Notficiation List

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2004, 08:35 AM

Already: Barnes and Noble and have notification lists for the publication of Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince. Thanks Robin and Denise!

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HP Hoaxer "Speaks"

Posted by: Melissa
July 01, 2004, 04:04 AM

HPANA has a short interview with the Book Six Title hoaxer, in which the "anonymous" person (who says he didn't expect all the attention yet e-mailed every HP news site with the hoax) says, "If I had not started the hoax, would we all know the real title to book 6 right now?"
Loath as we are to give moreContinued...


J.K. Rowling Confirms Title

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2004, 07:44 AM

As we said yesterday, the book six title is indeed behind the door on JKR's site.
It's official and right from the lady's mouth, from her News section.

There's a great and lengthy update about the sixth book and whether she'd hoax us all. (No, thank goodness.)

We're taking the spoiler warning offContinued...

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Book Six Title Behind Brick Wall

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 05:45 PM

We've got it in that the title behind the brick wall on JKR's site is the title of the sixth book, says a trusted source (because so many of you asked). Click below to read it (in case you are still valiantly trying to get through the door and find it for yourself, and in which case we say, 'good forContinued...

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Behind's Brick Wall

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 04:12 PM

Thank you to everyone who wrote in to let us know that there is a book title behind's brick wall, and how to get to it.
If this is the title of book six (and's anyone's guess...), JKR has used an old working title for a new book.

For more info, the title and how to get to it, read belowContinued...

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JKR Confirms Hoax; Updates All Around Site

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 12:02 PM

Check out her Rumors section.

"I am trying very hard not to feel offended that anyone thought this was possible. 'Storgé', for crying out loud. Come on, people, get a grip."

She also creates a rather funny new title rumor. Go to her site to get a chuckle.
(If you ask me, she'sContinued...

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U of Edinburgh to Honor JKR on July 8

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 12:01 PM

As previously reported, JKR will soon receive her honorary degree from the University of Edinburgh. The ceremony will take place on July 8 (another special day for Rowling; the four-year anniversary of the publication of Goblet of Fire) and while JKR is not slated to speak, there is expected to be a photoContinued...

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Rowling Spokesperson: Book Six Title Rumor "Definitely a hoax"

Posted by: Melissa
June 28, 2004, 11:20 AM

Newsround got the official word from a Rowling spokersperon; also, JKR is expected to update soon.

J.K. Rowling Update: Why the Book Title Is Almost Positively Fake

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2004, 05:54 PM

I was fooling around with the links from the old "hack" of JKR's site and the links people have been sending us to the door without the "Do Not Disturb Sign" - and came up with this. Go here (if nothing happens, right-click and press "Play").

J.K. Rowling and the Book Six Title?

Posted by: Melissa
June 25, 2004, 11:33 PM

We were going to wait for confirm/deny before posting this, but as these things do, it's spreading around the net at the speed of, well, of Harry Potter fans, and we'd rather keep you informed. (We also need to stem the flood of emails...)
The rumor goes thus: a fan was fiddling with JKR's site andContinued...


Bloomsbury News/OOtP Paperback Reminder

Posted by: sue
June 24, 2004, 11:40 AM

In an article in The Scotsman, Bloomsbury, the U.K. publishers of the Harry Potter series, says the success of the third film has helped book sales. Bloomsbury, which announced a 38% rise in profits in March, said schoolboy wizard Harry Potter continued to be hugely popular with readers, boosted by the “unprecedentedContinued...

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