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Harry Potter Book Sales Top 400 Million Mark

Posted by: sue
June 17, 2008, 05:17 PM

There are some new numbers out today, regarding the sales of the Harry Potter books by J.K. Rowling. The Bookseller.com reports that world wide sales of the beloved series about the boy wizard have topped the 400 million mark. Even more impressive is that the books are now available in 67 languagesContinued...

Dale

Jim Dale Wins Audie Award for "Deathly Hallows" Narration

Posted by: sue
May 31, 2008, 05:23 PM

Congratulations are in order today for Jim Dale who won an Audie Award last night in Los Angeles for best “Solo Narration-Male” for his work on the US audio book of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As we first reported back in February, Mr. Dale had been nominated in twoContinued...

Cover Art

Pre-Order Anniversary Sorcerer's Stone, New Interview with Cover Artist

Posted by: sue
May 30, 2008, 06:07 PM

Previously we told you Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels were issuing a special 10th anniversary edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone that would contain new material from author J.K. Rowling. You can now pre-order the book, here viaContinued...

Harry Potter and the Philosophers / Sorcerers Stone

Scholastic Set to Publish 10th Anniversary Sorcerer's Stone

Posted by: Melissa
May 20, 2008, 03:54 PM

Harry Potter U.S. publisher Scholastic has announced plans today to release a special edition of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone on September 23 to celebrate the 10-year anniversaryContinued...

Books

New Games, Quizzes and BookMarks at Scholastic Harry Potter Site

Posted by: sue
May 11, 2008, 09:57 PM

Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter website with a few new things this Mother’s Day weekend. There are three new games including Polyjuice Pairs, Potter Swap, and Magical Matches. In addition to the already long list of fun quizzes, they’ve added a new MagnificentContinued...

Books

Scholastic Special Edition Wizard Challenges

Posted by: sue
April 04, 2008, 12:52 AM

Thinking caps and mouses at the ready everyone! Scholastic has updated their Harry Potter site with the latest in their special series of Wizard Challenge quizzes. The newest edition, “Humoring Harry,” features questions our favorite pranksters, Gred and Forge would appreciate. In case youContinued...

Conventions

Terminus Updates: Key Note Speaker Tickets Available to Public, 25th Wizard Wrock Band Announced and More

Posted by: sue
March 31, 2008, 08:45 PM

There are a few announcements today regarding Terminus 2008, the Harry Potter conference set for August 7-11 of this year. Earlier we told you Scholastic’s Harry Potter continuity editor Cheryl Klein and fantasy author Tamora Pierce wouldContinued...

Bloomsbury

Bloomsbury Sees Increased Profits After "Deathly Hallows" Release

Posted by: Edward
March 30, 2008, 01:23 AM

The Sunday Herald is reporting this evening UK publisher of the Harry Potter novels, Bloomsbury, has seen an increase in their annual profits for 2007, thanks in part to the publication of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” this past July. Noting the “PotterContinued...

Books

Auction of Potter Books Fetch Over 36,000 Pounds for Christie's

Posted by: Edward
March 19, 2008, 06:21 PM

Christie’s International in London, England sold a number of Harry Potter novels at auction today, including a number rare or signed editions. Bloomberg is reporting, the complete lot of 20 books pulled in a total of 36,560 pounds ($72,565) with fees for the auction house. AccordingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

New UK Harry Potter PaperBack Set, Half-Blood Prince 2009 Calendar, Cauldron Shop Update and More

Posted by: sue
March 06, 2008, 05:59 PM

We have several updates today regarding some books and merchandise from Harry Potter series.

First UK publishers Bloomsbury have announced that a special new box set of all seven of the Harry Potter books in paperback will be available in October. WithContinued...

Books

553 First Edition Harry Potter Books Up for Auction

Posted by: sue
February 17, 2008, 11:53 PM

While many Harry Potter fans have several copies of the beloved books in various forms and languages, one fan is selling his rather impressive collection: all 553 first edition copies in 63 languages to be exact. The Times reports tonight that a 33 year old Harry Potter fan who began collectingContinued...

JKR Interviews

Updated: JKR Discusses the Role of Death in the Series, Religion, the US Presidential Election and More in New Interview (Complete Translation Now Online)

Posted by: Edward
February 09, 2008, 06:43 PM

Harry Potter author J. K. Rowling has given a new interview to Spanish language newspaper El Pais in which she openly discusses many subjects including her series, inspirations, real-life heroes, and even the upcoming United States Presidential election. ThanksContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Recycled Paper Required for Finnish Editions of "Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: Edward
January 24, 2008, 07:49 PM

The New York Times is reporting the release of the Finnish editions of the final book in author J. K. Rowling’s series, “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows,” printed on Finland paper has been blocked due to lacking ‘ecologically friendly certification’Continued...

Cover Art

Limited Editions of Harry Potter Cover Art by Mary GrandPre Now Available

Posted by: sue
January 21, 2008, 11:40 PM

The cover art for the US editions of the Harry Potter novels will soon be available to purchase from Art Insights. Limited signed editions of the cover art by Mary GrandPre will be available, starting with the release of the first three covers (Sorcerer's Stone, ChamberContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Honored by ALA

Posted by: sue
January 15, 2008, 01:18 AM

Today, the American Library Association announced their winners for the year’s top books, videos and audiobooks for children and young adults. In the first ever Odyssey Award for Excellence in Audiobook Production, the audiobook of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows narratedContinued...

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