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Harry Potter magic helps Bloomsbury Publishing to bumper Christmas

Guardian – 2012-01-16

Sales of ebooks up 38% thanks to bestsellers such as Heston at Home and Harry Potter box setBloomsbury Publishing has reported a bumper Christmas with sales of ebooks up 38%, thanks to bestsellers...

Harry Potter effect lifts Time Warner forecast

Guardian – 2011-11-02

Film and TV division more than doubles its profits in third quarterTime Warner has raised its full-year earnings guidance after reporting that profits at its film division more than doubled in the...

Harry Potter e-book sales postponed until 2012

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-10-01

LONDON -- Harry Potter fans will have to wait a bit longer to buy the magic tales in electronic form.

Sony offers first Harry Potter book free with new reader

The Bookseller – 2011-09-01

Written By: Graeme Neill Publication Date: Thu, 01/09/2011 - 08:51 Readers will be able to download the e-book of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone for free with the limited edition model of...

Conjuring the Next Harry Potter

The Wall Street Journal – 2011-08-19

To fill the void left by the blockbuster series, publishers are making big bets on new authors. The global marketing push behind a tale of young magicians in love.

Titan buys Harry Potter movie guide

The Bookseller – 2011-08-18

Written By: Katie Allen Publication Date: Thu, 18/08/2011 - 15:17 Titan has acquired an accompaniment to the Harry Potter film franchise, which drew to a close this summer with “Harry Potter and...

Harry Potter's Pottermore E-Book Site is Now Open--for Scammers

PC World – 2011-08-05

Scam artists are selling fake early access to the Pottermore Web site or asking for personal data to register an "account." Either way, you're going to be sorry if you interact with them.

Harry Potter: How it couldn't have ended – 2011-07-21

According to Greg Palast -- an American journalist who says he and J.K. Rowling became "buds" when they "shared the bestseller list" in England "years ago" -- J.K. Rowling considered ending the Harry...

Harry Potter plagiarism case collapses

The Bookseller – 2011-07-18

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Mon, 18/07/2011 - 17:28 The claim that J K Rowling's fourth Harry Potter book plagiarised a work by author Adrian Jacobs has been thrown out of court...

Can Harry Potter cast an online spell?

CBC – 2011-07-15

J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website could be the 'next wave' in publishing, but don't count the paper book out just yet.

Harry Potter Gets New Home

AdWeek – 2011-06-24

In October of this year, you’ll be able to grab a butterbeer, pull up a chair, and log on to Pottermore, the new virtual world for all things Harry Potter. It isn’t clear just yet what the site’s...

Harry Potter series lands e-book deal – 2011-06-24

LONDON — Harry Potter battled the forces of evil and now is set to conquer the Web — coming to e-books in a groundbreaking deal that has delighted fans but alarmed the book industry that helped...

Confirmed: J K Rowling to sell Harry Potter e-books exclusively from Pottermore website

The Bookseller – 2011-06-23

Written By: Philip Jones and Charlotte Williams Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 11:53 J K Rowling has confirmed that she will release paid-for e-book versions of her incredibly successful Harry...

Harry Potter novels to become ebooks, but no sequel

Reuters – 2011-06-23

LONDON (Reuters) - The seven Harry Potter novels will be available in ebook form in October, author J.K. Rowling said on Thursday at the launch of a new interactive online website Pottermore...

Harry Potter series to be sold as e-books

CBC – 2011-06-23

British author J.K. Rowling announces her seven Harry Potter novels will be sold as e-books starting in October, ending the boy wizard's status as one of the highest-profile holdouts against digital...

J.K. Rowling Conjures Up Potter E-Books

AllThingsD – 2011-06-23

After years of refusing to release her boy-wizard books in electronic format, Harry Potter mastermind J.K. Rowling is finally taking the digital plunge, launching an online store that will sell Harry...

J K Rowling prepares to take Harry Potter digital with Pottermore

The Bookseller – 2011-06-22

Written By: Philip Jones Publication Date: Thu, 23/06/2011 - 07:30 E-book versions of the seven Harry Potter novels are likely to move a step closer today with the launch of an immersive website...

JK Rowling keeps Harry Potter fans guessing over next venture

Guardian – 2011-06-21

Online campaign builds up excitement but the revelation of an eighth Harry Potter book seems unlikelyHarry Potter fans are on tenterhooks before a press conference in which JK Rowling has promised to...

J.K. Rowling has a mysterious new Potter website

San Jose Mercury News – 2011-06-17

NEW YORK -- J.K. Rowling has a new website -- details to follow. The site,, is a new project for the "Harry Potter" author, spokeswoman Rebecca Salt said Thursday.

Swallows and Amazons: the new Harry Potter?

Guardian – 2011-05-17

Arthur Ransome's beloved books could be the next big children's film franchise, as BBC plans to ramp up the action and realityIt's being billed as a "white-knuckle-ride action adventure" that could...

Time Warner profits lifted by Harry Potter and advertising recovery

Guardian – 2011-02-02

Warner Studios and HBO parent reports 26% increase in fourth-quarter profit to $769m, boosted by hit films such as Harry Potter and InceptionHarry Potter and an improvement in TV advertising helped...

Willy Wizard takes on Harry Potter in U.S. court

Reuters – 2010-07-15

Reuters - The battle between Willy the Wizard and Harry Potter has moved to U.S. shores.

Britons want to keep Harry Potter magic alive

Reuters – 2010-03-04

Reuters - The "Harry Potter" series has beaten "The Da Vinci Code" in a survey of which books Britons most want to pass on to the next generation.

'Potter' author Rowling hit with plagiarism lawsuit

USA Today – 2010-02-18

J.K. Rowling has been named in a lawsuit alleging she stole ideas for her wildly popular and lucrative Harry Potter books from another British author.

Harry Potter Book Sells For $19K

CBS News – 2009-03-10

A softcover copy of the first Harry Potter book has sold for just over $19,000, according to a Dallas auction house.

Clarkson Potter Hits 50

Publishers Wekly – 2009-02-17

Fifty years ago, Clarkson N. Potter founded his eponymous press. It became part of Crown Publishing, then Random House. By the 1990s, Clarkson Potter “deliberately and strategically went after...

France honors Harry Potter author Rowling

AP via Yahoo! News – 2009-02-03

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling brought a second French Legion of Honor award into her family on Tuesday, decades after her great-grandfather received the honor for battlefield courage during World...

Potter publisher seeks to fill wizard's shoes

Tiscali – 2008-12-22

LONDON (Reuters) - Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury is on the hunt for acquisitions as it looks to fill the gap left when the final tome of the boy wizard’s adventures is released later this year.

Revised 'Harry Potter' encyclopedia to be released

San Francisco Chronicle – 2008-12-05

A "Harry Potter" fan and Web site operator said Friday he's going ahead with publishing an encyclopedia after losing a copyright-infringement lawsuit filed by the author of the massively popular...

Facts about Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling

Reuters via Yahoo!Xtra News – 2008-12-02

Dec 2 (Reuters) - "The Tales of Beedle the Bard," a new book by Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling, goes on sale on Thursday.

Muskegon publisher to appeal ruling in Harry Potter encyclopedia case – 2008-11-14

NEW YORK -- A publisher who lost his bid to print a Harry Potter encyclopedia written by Grand Rapids native Steven Vander Ark will appeal a federal judge's decision that the book constituted...

Book examines fandom of the boy wizard, Harry Potter

The News-Press – 2008-11-07

Is there life after Harry Potter?

Fan's book delves into Potter's magic in online world

USA Today – 2008-11-05

Is there life after Harry Potter? There is for devoted fan Melissa Anelli, who has turned her Potter passion into a new book, Harry, A History: The True Story of a Boy Wizard, His Fans, and Life...

Quids for Quidditch - Harry Potter author Rowling earns $9 a second

BBC News – 2008-10-03

JK Rowling is the world's highest-earning author, making £170m last year, US business magazine Forbes announces.

Potter author in £1m Labour gift

BBC News – 2008-09-20

Author JK Rowling, who penned the hit series of books about child wizard Harry Potter, donates £1m to the Labour Party.

Harry Potter author wins copyright lawsuit

Seattle Times – 2008-09-09

A judge ruled Monday in favor of "Harry Potter" author J. K. Rowling in her copyright-infringement lawsuit against a fan and Web-site operator...

Banned author to publish another Potter book

Guardian – 2008-09-09

Author whose Harry Potter Lexicon was banned by a US court is to publish a Potter-themed travel book

Rowling Wins Lawsuit Against Potter Lexicon

New York Times – 2008-09-09

For seven years, a “Harry Potter” fanatic worked on a guidebook to J. K. Rowling’s best-selling series, but in the end, his book was too close to the work he admired.

'Potter' publisher looks to promote next big thing: '39 Clues'

The Standard-Times – 2008-09-05

On Sept. 9, the U.S. publisher of "Harry Potter" will premiere a highly ambitious series with a mystery ending for readers and a couple of puzzlers for the industry: How big is the market for a...

'Potter' publisher hopes to create new phenomenon – 2008-09-03

NEW YORK (AP) -- On September 9, the U.S. publisher of "Harry Potter" will premiere a highly ambitious series with a mystery ending for readers and a couple of puzzlers for the industry: How big is...

'Potter' publisher looks to promote next big thing

Detroit Free Press – 2008-09-02

On Sept. 9, the U.S. publisher of "Harry Potter" will premiere a highly ambitious series with a mystery ending for readers and a couple of puzzlers for the industry: How big is the market for a...

Harry Potter Causes EW Cover Blunder

Folio Mag – 2008-08-18

SEE RELATED POST: D'oh!Maybe Harry Potter should have brought a note from his parents saying he would be missing school.

New Harry Potter film postponed

The Bookseller – 2008-08-15

The next Harry Potter film has been delayed...

Potter prequel book sets record

BBC News – 2008-08-08

A book featuring a new Harry Potter tale by JK Rowling becomes the UK's fastest-selling collection of short stories.

Tony Potter makes publishing move

The Bookseller – 2008-08-08

Children's packager Tony Potter...

Twilight vamp book launches Harry Potter-style

Guardian – 2008-08-05

Breaking Dawn, the heavily embargoed final novel in American author Stephenie Meyer's Twilight series, was published in the UK yesterday, and sold over 20,000 copies in its first 24 hours on sale

Beatrix Potter drawing sets record

TVNZ – 2008-07-22

An original watercolour illustration by Beatrix Potter for the final scene from the Rabbit Christmas Party set a new auction record on Thursday at 289,250 pounds.

Harry Potter author JK Rowling writing adult novel

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling will return to the publishing world with a new adult book, whose title has not been named, Rowling said in a statement on Thursday. The writer,...

Pottermore and OverDrive link on Potter library e-book distribution

The Bookseller – 2012-02-27

Pottermore has entered into an exclusive worldwide e-book and digital audiobook distribution...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries

San Francisco Chronicle – 2012-02-27

(02-27) 08:03 PST New York (AP) -- Harry Potter e-books are coming to schools and libraries, at a date to be determined. OverDrive Inc., a leading distributor for the school and library markets,...

Harry Potter e-books coming to schools, libraries around the world

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-02-28

Pottermore has partnered with e-book company Overdrive to bring electronic versions of the 'Harry Potter' series to libraries and schools in five languages.

"Harry Potter" E-books get worldwide library distribution

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-28

LOS ANGELES ( - The "Harry Potter" saga may have seen the end of its run in the movie theaters, but J.K. Rowling's wizardly brain child will live on in the world's libraries. British...

Harry Potter e-books on sale today

The Bookseller – 2012-03-27

The Harry Potter e-books will go on sale exclusively from the Pottermore website from midday...

Harry Potter series released in e-book format

CBC – 2012-03-27

British author J.K. Rowling unveiled the e-book versions of all seven Harry Potter books on her website on Tuesday.

J.K. Rowling's Website Starts Selling Harry Potter E-Books

AllThingsD – 2012-03-27

It didn't take a Hogwarts magician to know this day would eventually come. The bookstore feature of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website went live Tuesday, enabling English-language readers to buy the...

'Harry Potter' e-books go on sale on Pottermore

Los Angeles Times – 2012-03-27

The "Harry Potter" series, which has conquered mediums from books to movies, is finally available in e-book format.

Amazon, B&N make concessions for Potter ebooks

Reuters – 2012-03-27

(Reuters) - Inc and Barnes & Noble Inc unveiled Harry Potter e-books on Tuesday in deals that suggest the companies made big concessions with author J.K. Rowling for electronic access to...

Harry Potter E-Books Finally Arrive on J.K. Rowling's Pottermore

PC World – 2012-03-27

Pottermore was due to go live in October, but it missed its launch. The is expected to open to the public early next month.

Harry Potter e-books now available to muggles

Engadget – 2012-03-27

The Hunger Games may have had a heck of an opening weekend, but let's not forget who the top box office spot belongs to: a certain bespectacled boy wizard. Roughly a decade and half after the...

Finally, E-Books for Potter

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-03-28

The bookstore feature of J.K. Rowling's Pottermore website went live Tuesday, enabling English-language readers to buy the digital and audiobook editions of all seven Harry Potter novels.

What book publishers should learn from Harry Potter

GigaOM – 2012-03-28

Author J.K. Rowling has chosen to do a number of interesting things with the launch of the e-book versions of her Harry Potter series. While not everyone wields as much power as Rowling, there are...

Harry Potter breaks e-book lockdown – 2012-03-28

When the Harry Potter books finally went on sale in electronic form on Tuesday, it was as if Harry himself had cast the "Alohomora" spell on them -- the one that unlocks doors.

One week in, how are the Harry Potter e-books selling?

GigaOM – 2012-04-04

It's been a week since the Pottermore shop launched -- making the Harry Potter e-books and digital audiobooks available (legally) for the first time. One week in, how is Harry selling?

Potter e-books sell 'over £1m in three days'

The Bookseller – 2012-04-04

Pottermore's Harry Potter e-book sales were worth "over £1m" in the first...

The Wizarding World of Harry Potter: dispatches from a diehard fan

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-04-11

The Harry Potter theme park in Orlando, Fla., more than lived up to its hype for this fan.

"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling writing adult novel

Yahoo! News – 2012-02-23

NEW YORK (Reuters) - J.K. Rowling, whose "Harry Potter" fantasy book series became a global publishing phenomenon, is writing her first novel for adults but the title and plot are still a...

J.K. Rowling reveals 1st post-Potter novel details

CBC – 2012-04-12

J.K. Rowling's followup to her smash Harry Potter book series will be a novel for adults entitled The Casual Vacancy, the British author and her publisher have announced.

From Harry Potter to the dark side

Stuff – 2012-04-13

JK Rowling's first book for adults will be a "blackly comic" novel set in an idyllic English town where all is not what it seems, her publisher says.

Rowling to bring out Harry Potter encyclopedia

Hindustan Times – 2012-04-18

Author JK Rowling is working on a Harry Potter encyclopedia, and will donate the royalties to charity, she has ...

Foreign-language Potter e-books on sale

The Bookseller – 2012-04-24

The e-book editions of J K Rowling's Harry Potter series are now available in French, Italian...

Potter scribe 'talks Jungle Book'

BBC – 2012-04-29

Steve Kloves, the screenwriter who brought all seven Harry Potter books to the big screen, is in talks to direct a live action remake of The Jungle Book.

Harry Potter-inspired blood tests

BBC World – 2012-05-02

A diary that writes on its own pages in one of the Harry Potter books inspires a paper that spells out blood types.

Media Decoder Blog: Amazon Program Offers "Harry Potter" Series to Kindle Owners

The New York Times – 2012-05-10

Members of the Amazon Prime subscription program will be able to read "Harry Potter'' e-books for free through the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, a move intended to encourage consumers to buy Kindle...

Harry Potter e-books go into Kindle lending library

The Bookseller – 2012-05-10

The Harry Potter e-books are to be made available to borrow as part of the Kindle Owners'...

Pottermore CEO: New Amazon deal so big, any lost Harry Potter sales “more than made up for”

GigaOM – 2012-05-10

Amazon will make all seven Harry Potter e-books available in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library. "It's a commercial deal that makes sense even with a level of cannibalization of sales," Pottermore...

Harry Potter e-book loaners coming to your Kindle, if you're Primed

Engadget – 2012-05-11

Amazon will never run out of copies of Harry Potter e-books from its Lending Library. Thanks to a new agreement with Pottermore, on June 19th the entire seven-book collection will be among the...

Harry Potter comes to Kindle

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-05-11

All the books in the Harry Potter series will arrive in the Kindle lending library – free for Amazon Prime members – on June 19.

'Harry Potter' e-books to be available for borrowing on Kindle devices, Amazon says

San Jose Mercury News – 2012-05-11

Owners of's Kindle e-readers and tablets will be able to borrow Harry Potter e-books in a move designed to encourage more people to use the devices and sign up for the company's Prime...

Alohomora! Free Harry Potter books coming to Kindle

Crains New York – 2012-05-11

Harry Potter has joined the Kindle lending announced Thursday that on June 19, the e-book editions of J.K. Rowling's seven Potter novels will become part of the Kindle service...

Amazon conjures Harry Potter e-deal

Stuff – 2012-05-11

Amazon says it has signed a deal for the electronic books rights to all seven Harry Potter titles in English, French, Italian, German and Spanish for its Kindle lending library.

Amazon to Lend 'Potter' E-Books

The Wall Street Journal – 2012-05-11

Amazon has licensed the right to lend digital versions of J.K. Rowling's "Harry Potter" series in the U.S., building up its e-book lending library despite the costs.

Book review: 'At Home on the Range' by Margaret Yardley Potter

Los Angeles Times – 2012-05-13

The cookbook has been republished after an initial run in 1947, and her great-granddaughter Elizabeth Gilbert ('Eat Pray Love') reintroduces Potter in the forward. The cookbook is insightful and...

Kobo to sell Potter e-books

The Bookseller – 2012-05-17

Kobo is to join the ranks of physical and online booksellers licensed by Pottermore to sell Harry...

Pottermore adds Kobo as a Harry Potter e-book partner

GigaOM – 2012-05-17

Pottermore has partnered with Kobo to make the Harry Potter e-books available on Kobo devices. Pottermore has similar arrangements with Amazon, Barnes & Noble, Sony and Google (but not Apple yet).

Harry Potter 'Book of Spells' will come to life via Sony

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-06-06

J.K. Rowling's 'Book of Spells' will allow players to wave wands and cast spells using Wonderbook technology.

PSA: Entire Harry Potter series now available on Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Engadget – 2012-06-19

Fancy dipping back into the world of Quidditch and Dumbledore? Or maybe you shunned the whole Pottermania thing until now. Either way, if you own a Kindle, you can finally get up to speed without...

Harry Potter books land in Amazon's Kindle Owners' Lending Library

Los Angeles Times – 2012-06-19

All seven Harry Potter books are now available in the Kindle Owners' Lending Library, marking the series' first availability outside the Pottermore store.

Rowling webcast will promote new Potter kids club – 2012-07-31

J.K. Rowling's next book is for adults, but she will be on hand this fall to help promote a new club for kids, the Harry Potter Reading Club.

J.K. Rowling launches Harry Potter book club online

Reuters – 2012-07-31

NEW YORK (Reuters) - Author J.K. Rowling launched an online book club for young readers on Tuesday and will appear in a live global webcast in October from Edinburgh, Scotland, to speak with her fans...

James 'has outsold Potter' on Amazon UK

The Bookseller – 2012-08-01

E L James Fifty Shades trilogy has out-sold J K Rowling’s seven-book Harry Potter series on...

First official Harry Potter book club is formed

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-08-02

Through the Harry Potter book club, J.K. Rowling will answer readers' questions via a classroom webcast.

Sony Reader gets a new design, Evernote integration and a free Harry Potter book for $129

Engadget – 2012-08-16

In the market for a new e-reader? One could certainly do worse than Sony's Reader line. The company's been packing features onto its devices, and the already leaked latest entry is no different, with...

'The Hunger Games' Breaks the Potter Book Barrier on Amazon

The Atlantic Wire – 2012-08-18

The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins has surpassed J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series as the best-selling books of all time—print and e-books combined—on Via...

Children's literature is a fast-growing genre thanks to 'Potter' & Co.

Los Angeles Times – 2012-08-26

The success of 'Harry Potter, 'Twilight' and other has created a halo effect for the entire genre. And kids aren't the only ones doing it.For years, the book industry has been mired in debates about...

Will J.K. Rowling return to Harry Potter?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-09-26

J. K. Rowling says she'd need a 'fabulous idea' to go back to the world of Harry Potter.

J.K. Rowling might write “director’s cut” of Harry Potter – 2012-09-27

Rowling says that some of the "Potter" characters "needed another year"

Is a new 'Harry Potter' short film in the works?

The Christian Science Monitor – 2012-12-13

'Harry Potter' cast members are reportedly filming a short movie that will be screened at the franchise's theme parks. What will the new film show?

Harry Potter gets all-new covers for paperback anniversary editions

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-02-13

Kazu Kibuishi, writer and illustrator of the 'Amulet' graphic novel series, created seven new covers for paperback editions of the 'Harry Potter' novels, to be released on the 15th anniversary of the...

Harry Potter to flatten Gibson Amphitheatre, Curious George playland

Los Angeles Times – 2013-04-25

Universal Studios in Hollywood will raze the 41-year-old Gibson Amphitheatre to make way for its coming Harry Potter attraction, the Wizarding World of Harry Potter. Universal Studios in Hollywood...

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