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Tales of Beedle the Bard Pre-Orders "Shipping Soon"

Posted by: sue
November 29, 2008, 07:23 PM

With just four days left until the release of the new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, fans (including this editor) who have pre-ordered their copies of The Tales of Beedle the Bard have started seeing their order status set to "shipping soon" or "dispatching soon." Very exciting businessContinued...

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New Video Interview with Arthur Levine

Posted by: sue
November 19, 2008, 05:10 PM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have posted a new video online featuring a question and answer session with Arthur Levine. This is a short video, called "Meet Arthur," where the US editor of the Harry Potter books describes his job at Scholastic, and what he looks for when seekingContinued...

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Scholastic to Publish 3.5 Million Copies of "Beedle," Ads Planned for NYT, USA Today and More

Posted by: sue
November 10, 2008, 07:15 AM

Publisher's Weekly has a lengthy new piece online regarding the upcoming The Tales of Beedle the Bard by J.K. Rowling where it notes that as this is the first new Harry Potter novel due out at the height of the holiday season, retailers are hoping for goodContinued...

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New Sketches from Beedle the Bard and more in Mary GrandPre Iowa Exhibition

Posted by: sue
November 09, 2008, 01:32 PM

An exhibition of works by artist Mary GrandPre has now opened at the Cedar Rapids Museum of Art in Iowa, and contains highlights of her work for magazine covers, posters, and notably pieces done for the US editions of the Harry Potter book series. A report has surfacedContinued...

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Edinburgh Evening News Begins "Beedle the Bard" Contest

Posted by: sue
November 06, 2008, 04:40 PM

Previously we told you that there were to be several contests held to win the chance to attend the special tea party held by J.K. Rowling for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard next month. One such contest is from The Edinburgh Evening News, which launched this event last night. TheirContinued...

PotterCast

PotterCast 171: This is Halloween

Posted by: Edward
October 31, 2008, 01:02 AM

First, have you checked out and subscribed to PotterCast's new daily vlogs? Second:: As Halloween is now upon us, we have a treat for you in the form of a brand new episode of PotterCast, our Harry Potter podcast.  Our 171st episode kicks off with Sue's News, which includes Scholastic's interviews with aContinued...

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Harry Potter, a Top USA Today Best Seller Over Last 15 Years

Posted by: sue
October 30, 2008, 05:16 PM

USA Today is marking 15 years of their Best Selling Books List, and the Harry Potter novels by J.K. Rowling hold seven of the top nine spots. With Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone coming in at number one, two other books (Dr. Atkins' New Diet Revolution, and The Da Vinci Code) outsoldContinued...

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JKRowling.com Updated with News on "Beedle the Bard" Launch

Posted by: sue
October 28, 2008, 08:26 AM

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has updated her website this morning with a news entry on the launch of The Tales of Beedle the Bard. Jo writes of the special tea party which will be held in Edinburgh, Scotland December 4, reminding us of the various contests being held to attendContinued...

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"The Tales of Beedle the Bard" to be Published in Braille, 23 Foreign Language editions

Posted by: sue
October 22, 2008, 01:05 PM

A quick update today regarding the upcoming publication of the new book from J.K. Rowling. As noted by the Bookseller and now seen on the Children's High Level website, a press release indicates that The Tales of Beedle the Bard will be published in Braille "producedContinued...

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Original "Beedle the Bard" On Display Here in New York City in December

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:24 AM

With the news of a special party in Scotland for the release of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, and the contests to win a trip to this event, comes word  now that one of the seven original handwritten copies of the book will be on display to the public here in New York CityContinued...

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Scholastic Announces Children's Essay Contest to Win Trip to "Beedle the Bard" Release Party

Posted by: sue
October 20, 2008, 10:12 AM

As a follow to what we first reported below, Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have now formally announced a Children's Essay Contest to win a trip to Scotland for the release of  The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This contest, openContinued...

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Scholastic Updates with New Interviews from Key Staff on "Bard," "Deathly Hallows," and More

Posted by: sue
October 19, 2008, 01:35 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have updated their website with a host of interviews with key members of the staff responsible for bringing the Harry Potter books to the readers. Contained in the new interviews available here, is confirmationContinued...

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New Cover Art for Scholastic's "Sorcerer's Stone" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 30, 2008, 01:17 AM

Scholastic, the US publishers of the Harry Potter novels, have released some new artwork for the paperback of Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone Thanks to TLC reader Beth, we can now see a scan of the new cover art that shows Hagrid, Ollivander and Harry. This paperback editionContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Cover Art for "Deathly Hallows" Paperback

Posted by: sue
September 29, 2008, 10:33 PM

Earlier this month we told you that the US paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows would be published by Scholastic on July 7, 2009. A high res photo of the cover for the book is available here in our image galleries, with the cover the same as the hardback edition of book seven, but nowContinued...

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MTV Interviews Cheryl Klein

Posted by: sue
September 23, 2008, 08:45 PM

Cheryl Klein, Senior Editor, Arthur A. Levine Books, is the subject of a new interview with MTV regarding her work as continuity editor of the US editions of the Harry Potter series. In this piece, Cheryl discusses her job, which involves keeping “track of everything that happens in the series, to make sure thingsContinued...