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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...


(UPDATED) "The Casual Vacancy" Fastest-selling Novel in Three Years in UK

Posted by: Catherine
October 01, 2012, 07:06 PM

J.K. Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is the fastest-selling novel to hit the UK book market in three years. According to The BookSeller, Little,Brown shipped out over one million copies of the physical book to fill pre-orders in UK, Australia, New Zealand, India, and South Africa.Continued...


"The Casual Vacancy" Tops Amazon Charts

Posted by: Catherine
September 30, 2012, 06:27 PM

This weekend The Casual Vacancy shot to the top of Amazon's book charts. J.K. Rowling's adult novel currently resides in the number one slot for both physical books and e-books. According to, the physical copy of The Casual Vacancy has resided in the Top 100 for the past 87 days, while the e-bookContinued...


Casual Vacancy's Expected Sales are Down?

Posted by: Catherine
September 27, 2012, 03:29 PM

Hyped as the most anticipated novel of this season, Washington Post has reported that sales may not live up to the hype. The Washington Post blog reports:

But for the most eagerly anticipated book of the year, Politics & Prose had sold only about half a dozen of their 300 copies by the time OliverContinued...


Harry Potter Limited Edition Film Book Set

Posted by: Catherine
September 10, 2012, 06:27 AM

Amazon UK has unveiled a new Harry Potter book set that details the movie-making journey. This special book set of the films will include "never-before-seen art and text" in five volumes. Also included among the new material is a replica of the set prop of the Monster Book of Monsters, and aContinued...


JK Rowling to Launch "The Casual Vacancy" at Southbank Centre on Sept. 27

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 02, 2012, 12:24 PM

J.K. Rowling will be in attendance at a special event to launch her new novel, The Casual Vacancy, on September 27 at London's Southbank Centre.

Ms. Rowling will read a passage from the book before taking part in a conversation with journalist and author Mark Lawson and answeringContinued...

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JK Rowling to Appear at Cheltenham Literature Festival for "The Casual Vacancy"

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 02, 2012, 12:08 PM

BBC News is reporting that J.K. Rowling will appear at the Cheltenham Literature Festival on October 6, 2012 to talk about her first adult novel, The Casual Vacancy, and sign copies of the book afterward.

The talk with Ms. Rowling will be moderated by documentary film-maker James Runcie. SheContinued...


Japanese Harry Potter eBooks Now Available in Pottermore Shop

Posted by: Stephanie_J
August 01, 2012, 10:45 AM

The Pottermore Insider has announced that the Harry Potter eBooks are now available to purchase in Japanese.

The Japanese editions of the Harry Potter eBooks are published in EPUB3 format and can be read on any EPUB3 device or reading service, with Japanese font enabled.

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Fan Q&A Webcast with J.K. Rowling Announced for October 11th

Posted by: Rosi
July 31, 2012, 11:23 AM

Scholastic today announced a Fan Q&A with J.K. Rowling that will take place on the 11th of October at 12 noon ET and 5pm GMT. You can find out more information here on the Scholastic website for the newly launched Harry Potter Book Club!

Scholastic promises new commentary on the seriesContinued...


"Potted Potter" Headed to Chicago in in the Fall

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2012, 08:39 PM

Potted Potter: The Unauthorized Harry Potter Experience will be making its way to Chicago in the fall, according to the Chicago Sun-Times, following its successful run in New York City. The five-week engagement at the Broadway Playhouse will begin on November 13. Tickets can be purchased at BroadwayinChicago.comContinued...

Character Birthdays

Happy Birthday, Neville Longbottom!

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 30, 2012, 03:52 PM

Birthday wishes are in order today for Neville Longbottom, who proved himself to be one of the bravest Gryffindors to have ever walked the halls of Hogwarts. Today marks Neville's 32nd birthday. Happy birthday, Neville Longbottom!

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Video: J.K. Rowling Reads From "Peter Pan" During Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 29, 2012, 12:00 PM

As previously reported, author J.K. Rowling played a special role during the London 2012 Olympic Opening Ceremony. As part of a segment celebrating British children's literature, Ms. Rowling read a selection from J.M. Barrie's "Peter Pan."

A video of her appearance at the ceremonyContinued...


Potted Potter Extends Off-Broadway Run Until September

Posted by: Stephanie_J
July 02, 2012, 02:04 PM

Potted Potter, the off-Broadway Harry Potter parody show, has extended its run at the Little Shubert Theatre until September 2, 2012, according to

The show opened on June 3 and was originally scheduled to finish on August 12. Tickets can be purchased at this link.

In Potted Potter,Continued...


Bloomsbury Launches Competition Celebrating 15 Years of Harry Potter

Posted by: Stephanie_J
June 26, 2012, 11:49 AM

Bloomsbury wants to know: are you the biggest Harry Potter fan?

The British publisher of the Harry Potter series is hosting a competition to find the biggest fan in the U.K. and Ireland. Fans will only be able to enter the competition by submitting an entry though participatingContinued...

Companion Books

Hogwarts Library Boxed Set: First Info and Look from Bloomsbury

Posted by: Edward
May 23, 2012, 05:02 PM

Bloomsbury, this morning, confirmed and released the first look at the Hogwarts Library Boxed Set we first learned about yesterday.  The books will be hardcover editions on the three previously published Hogwarts school books, "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them," "QuidditchContinued...

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