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Happy Belated Birthday, Jamie!

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2007, 11:45 PM

The site has been semi-closed while we’ve been reading (which is why you couldn’t comment), so it’s time to wish a very happy, belated birthday to our friend Jamie Waylett, who had the misfortune of having all Harry Potter fans’ attention directed elsewhere this year. His birthday is July 21.Continued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

"Deathly Hallows" Shatters Sales Records

Posted by: Melissa
July 22, 2007, 11:37 PM

Less than 48 hours after the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the list of records the book has broken is already starting to pile up. Bloomsbury has said that more than 3 million copies have already been sold in the UK, beating HBP’s record by 150%. Meanwhile Scholastic says the bookContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

The Beginning

Posted by: Melissa
July 21, 2007, 04:34 AM

We’re about 25 minutes away from receiving the book, here in Naperville, Ill. It’s just about starting to feel real, guys. Congratulations on making it here. Thank you for all the fun and laughter over the past seven-plus years.

There’s been a lot of speculation over the past few months about what happens now –Continued...

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First Author Signed Copy of "Deathly Hallows" Shown In New York

Posted by: Edward
July 20, 2007, 06:45 PM

The first copy of “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows” signed by author J.K. Rowling was unveiled today at a press conference in New York. Presented by editor Arthur A Levine of US Potter publishers Scholastic, you can see some photos of this event here.

Also as a reminderContinued...

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J.K. Rowling Honored with Gold Blue Peter Badge, Answers Children's Questions

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2007, 02:25 PM

During her appearance on the BBC children’s television show Blue Peter, which airs today at 4:30 p.m. British time, J.K. Rowling was presented with the program’s highest honor, a gold Blue Peter badge. See video footage of the appearance here.

You can see picturesContinued...

JKRowling.com

J.K. Rowling Posts Potter Acknowledgements

Posted by: Melissa
July 20, 2007, 09:10 AM

On this last golden day of ignorance, J.K. Rowling has opened her “Do Not Disturb” door on her web site. The door is simply open: No games or puzzles to get inside. There is a heartfelt note waiting there, alone, in which she gives her last acknowledgments to the people who have helped her writeContinued...

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Join Us and 60,000 Harry Potter Fans for the Largest Deathly Hallows Release Party in the World!

Posted by: Leaky
July 20, 2007, 05:53 AM

Join Leaky this Friday for the biggest Harry Potter release party anywhere!

We'll be in Naperville and Downer's Grove, Ill., with roughly 60,000 other Harry Potter fans, counting down to midnight, having podcasts and costume contests, and much, muchContinued...

JKR Interviews

J.K. Rowling on Future Writing Plans: "Lightning Does Not Strike in the Same Place Twice"

Posted by: sue
July 20, 2007, 05:45 AM

The Associated Press is running a new interview with Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling conducted earlier this week, where Jo reflects on the end of the series and looks forward to a writing life beyond Harry. She remarks on the pressures and emotions she experiencedContinued...

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JKR and Bloomsbury Speak Out About Early Reviews

Posted by: Edward
July 19, 2007, 02:53 PM

Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter novels, issued a press release today in response to copies of the final Harry Potter book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, being released prior to the ‘UK, US and worldwide embargo time agreed with retailers, suppliers, and all thirdContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

New York Times Posts Spoilers: Call for Letters

Posted by: Melissa
July 19, 2007, 11:02 AM

As many of you know, the respected newspaper The New York Times has posted an early review and more details of the plot of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows. As many of the staff here has worked in media or journalism at some time, we’re very disappointed in these actions and make this postContinued...

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Listen and Play the Harry Potter Audio Book Way

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2007, 11:47 PM

Calling all Harry Potter audio book fans! Listening Library and Random House have launched a “Guess the Voices” game featuring actor Jim Dale and the narrations he does for the US audio book editions of the Harry Potter novels. In this game, there are 15 questions in all, where you listenContinued...

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Potter News
Posted by: Leaky
July 18, 2007, 10:00 PM

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Do not post any comments that contain flames, “curse” words, telephone numbers, addresses, or any private (i.e. not reported in the press) information about any of the actors in any HPContinued...

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Bloomsbury Updates With More on JKR "Deathly Hallows" Reading and Webchat

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2007, 09:51 PM

UK Harry Potter publishers Bloomsbury have updated their website with a few more details regarding upcoming events relating to Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.

As we told you previously, Jo will be reading from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows at a special releaseContinued...

Site Awards

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Posted by: Leaky
July 18, 2007, 09:50 PM

Site Awards

J.K. Rowling’s Fan Site Award: May 13, 2005

Jo Rowling said: “It is about the worst kept secret on this website that I am a huge fan of The Leaky Cauldron, which I have mentioned before now in News items. I have met one of its founders, Melissa, on two occasions; outside the Albert Hall before I did the reading forContinued...

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Scholastic Issues Statement on "Deathly Hallows" Early Release of Books

Posted by: sue
July 18, 2007, 06:45 PM

A retailer has broken their contract and released early copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to customers. Levy Home Entertainment,(with shipments made by DeepDiscount.com, a customer of that distributor) have apparently sent out copies of the book early this week,Continued...

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