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Scholastic, Raincoast Posts Names of NYC Open Book Tour Sweepstake Winners

Posted by: sue
October 02, 2007, 09:55 PM

Previously we told you Scholastic had begun notifying the winners of the sweepstakes to see J.K. Rowling on her Open Book Tour here in New York October 19. The US publishers of the Harry Potter novels have now posted some of the confirmed names of these winners (first name only, withContinued...

J.K. Rowling

Complete Set of Signed Harry Potter Books Up for Charity Auction

Posted by: sue
September 17, 2007, 02:59 PM

We have a couple pieces of news today relating to Harry Potter books that are being auctioned off in charitable efforts.

The first is a rare complete set of books signed by author J.K. Rowling are to be auctioned off on Ebay starting at midnight September 24, with proceeds to benefitContinued...

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Winners to JKR New York Open Book Tour Appearance Now Being Notified

Posted by: sue
September 14, 2007, 06:52 PM

Lucky winners in the sweepstakes contest to see Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling at her New York Carnegie Hall appearance are now being notified by Scholastic. TLC readers Helene, Didir, and Meghan have sent us very happy owls relaying this most joyful news. If you are amongContinued...

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LA Schools to See JKR on Open Book Tour Announced, New Orleans School to be Announced Wednesday

Posted by: sue
September 11, 2007, 12:51 AM

As announced previously, author J.K. Rowling is making three appearances here in the US on the “Open Book Tour,” with stops in New York, Los Angeles and New Orleans. On three of these appearances select schools were chosen to see the HarryContinued...

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Schools in NYC to See Jo on Open Book Tour Now Announced

Posted by: sue
September 06, 2007, 12:23 AM

Scholastic has issued a press release announcing the 40 schools in the New York City area that will be participating in the chance to see author J.K. Rowling on her Open Book Tour here in the States this October. When announcing the 40 New York City public schools which will send 40 studentsContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

No Mere Owls for Delivery of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows"

Posted by: sue
September 05, 2007, 09:57 PM

Planes, trains, and trucks may be sources of transportation used by Muggles, but these were the methods used in delivering some 12 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to eager fans worldwide on July 21, 2007. In a fascinating detailed article that is now onlineContinued...

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JKR to Read from "Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows" in New York, Will Sign Books and Answer Questions about Harry Potter Series

Posted by: sue
August 24, 2007, 02:24 AM

Previously we told you about the Open Book Tour author J.K. Rowling would be undertaking this fall here in the United States, making three appearances for school children only at schools in Los Angeles, New Orleans, andContinued...

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"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" by the Numbers

Posted by: Edward
August 07, 2007, 07:25 PM

The US publisher for the Harry Potter series, Scholastic, announced that more than 11.5 million copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in J. K. Rowling’s series, have been sold in the during its first ten days of release. The book, which sold more than 8.3 millionContinued...

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Reminder: JKR Open Book Tour Sweepstakes Starts Monday

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 02:26 PM

Previously, we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be going on tour here in the US this fall, making several appearances available for schoolchildren, with one event open to the general public. As a reminder, starting this Monday (July 30) a sweepstakes opens for Harry Potter fans to winContinued...

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"Entertainment Weekly" Special Issue on Harry Potter

Posted by: sue
July 27, 2007, 12:46 PM

Image format: “Entertainment Weekly” magazine now has a brand new special issue on the world of Harry Potter. Featuring some 36 pages on the beloved magical world created by author J.K. Rowling, this collector’s issue features a photo of a young Harry Potter lookalike sittingContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Clip of Jim Dale Reading "Deathly Hallows" Audio Book Now Online

Posted by: sue
July 26, 2007, 03:24 AM

Listening Library and Random House here in the US have now released an excerpt of actor Jim Dale reading from the first chapter of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows audio book. To listen, click here, then underneath where it reads “Hear the Magic.” Enjoy! (SPOILERSContinued...

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

Video of Jim Dale Reading at New York "Deathly Hallows" Release Party

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 08:01 PM

Barnes and Noble have updated their website with footage from their Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows release party held in New York City, which featured US Harry Potter audio book narrator Jim Dale as a guest. The video on the book seller’s website includes a lengthlyContinued...

JKR Interviews

Clip of "Today Show" Interview with J.K. Rowling

Posted by: sue
July 24, 2007, 02:20 PM

Previously we told you that author J.K. Rowling would be the subject of an exclusive interview on NBC’s “The Today Show,” which will air later this week. A preview clip was broadcast this morning on the program, and you can now watch a clip from this new upcoming interview with Jo,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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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...