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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

Salon.com – 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

Boston.com – 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 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...

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...

Anova takes home Harry Hill knitting book

The Bookseller – 2011-02-25

Written By: Laura Richards Publication Date: Fri, 25/02/2011 - 11:39 A sketch from "Harry Hill's TV Burp" is to be the subject of a knitting book acquired by Anova. Katie Cowan, publisher for...

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.

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.

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...

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

MLive.com – 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?

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.

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...

Football writer Harry Harris leaves Daily Express

Guardian – 2008-09-09

Football writer Harry Harris has confirmed he has left Express Newspapers after six years. By Stephen Brook

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...

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

Asda gains 79% share of £1 Harry

The Bookseller – 2008-07-18

Asda has reported a 79% market share of sales...

Children's author Harry Horse stabbed his wife 30 times as probe casts doubt on 'Romeo and Juliet suicide pact'

Daily Mail – 2008-07-14

When children's author Harry Horse and his terminally ill wife were found dead in each other's arms, the world accepted that they had taken their lives with painkillers in a suicide pact.

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,...

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 (TheWrap.com) - 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.

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.

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

Boston.com – 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?

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...

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 ...

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 Amazon.com'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 library.Amazon.com 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.

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.

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...

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.

Sci-fi author Harry Harrison dies

BBC – 2012-08-15

American science fiction writer Harry Harrison, best known for The Stainless Steel Rat and the book that inspired Charlton Heston's classic film Soylent Green, has died aged 87.

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...

PCC probe into Prince Harry pictures would be 'inappropriate'

Guardian – 2012-09-07

Royal's representatives in discussion with press watchdog over the Sun's publication of private photosAn investigation into the Sun's decision to publish nude photos of Prince Harry would be...

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

Salon.com – 2012-09-27

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

More Harry Hole for Harvill

The Bookseller – 2012-10-30

Harvill Secker is to publish a new Harry Hole novel by Jo Nesbo, ending fans' fears that the...

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...

J.K. Rowling-annotated Harry Potter sells for $234K

CBC – 2013-05-22

A first edition of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with the author's scribbles about the Hogwart's coat of arms and other details of the wizarding universe sold for £150,000...

Record price for Harry Potter book

BBC – 2013-05-22

A rare first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with annotations and drawings by JK Rowling sells for a record £150,000.

Harry Potter and the Chamber of Money: A First Edition Sells for $227,421

The Atlantic Wire – 2013-05-22

A first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, the first book in J.K. Rowling's phenomenally selling 7-part series, has been acquired for 150,000 pounds (or $227,421)...

Sony to release Harry Potter Book of Potions for Wonderbook

The Bookseller – 2013-06-11

Sony is expanding the range of augmented reality titles available for the PlayStation 3 with the...

Ebury Press signs Harry Redknapp

The Bookseller – 2013-07-03

Ebury Press has signed the autobiography of football manager Harry Redknapp in a two-book deal...

Harry Potter's Diagon Alley featured on Google's Street View

CBC – 2013-07-06

Harry Potter fans can now stroll down Diagon Alley from the magical world of the Harry Potter books and movies thanks to Google Maps.

Harry Potter's Diagon Alley: visit on Google Street View

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-07-18

Google has added images of the Diagon Alley set from the 'Harry Potter' movies to its Street View function, allowing users to virtually walk through the magical shopping center.

Happy birthday, Harry Potter! A look back at Harry's special days

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-01

The birthday of Harry Potter falls on July 31 (which also happens to be the birthday of J.K Rowling). In the Potter universe, the days are usually eventful ones.

'Harry Potter' celebration at Universal Orlando will include cast Q&As, wand lessons

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-14

'A Celebration of Harry Potter' is scheduled for this January. Will it include a look at the new portion of the 'Wizarding World' park?

'Harry Potter' new covers will grace trade paperback versions as of Aug. 27

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-15

The new 'Harry Potter' covers, by artist and writer Kazu Kibuishi, were created to honor the 15th anniversary of the US publication of 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone.'

'Harry Potter' fans share many political views, says survey

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-17

A new book by a University of Vermont professor found that 'Harry Potter' fans have similar views on political topics – with a large majority in opposition to the George W. Bush administration.

'The Bone Season': the new book earning 'Harry Potter' comparisons

The Christian Science Monitor – 2013-08-21

Debut author Samantha Shannon has received plenty of pre-release buzz for her novel 'The Bone Season,' which comes out today.

Daniel Radcliffe At TIFF: 'Harry Potter' Actor Hits Toronto For Grown-Up Roles

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-08

TORONTO -- Not long ago, Daniel Radcliffe traded in his black-rimmed Harry Potter glasses for a bold acting choice. And he has never looked back. Now the 24-year-old actor's at the Toronto...

Daniel Radcliffe On 'Harry Potter': 'I Don't Particularly Miss It'

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-10

The Muggle world may be battling an eternal bout of "Harry Potter" nostalgia, but Daniel Radcliffe is doing just fine without the boy wizard. The 24-year-old actor told a Toronto International Film...

Teenage Exorcists Slam 'Harry Potter' On London Visit Because Magic Comes 'From Satan'

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-12

These teenage exorcists have a target in their sights as they arrive in London to battle demons -- Harry Potter. Brynne Larson, 18, Tess Sherkenback, 18, and her sister Savannah, 21, have been...

Harry Potter Characters' Myers-Briggs Types: Which One Are You?!

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-12

We recently stumbled across this awesome infographic that covers all of the "Harry Potter" characters' Myers-Briggs personality types. It was posted by Imgur user...

J.K. Rowling's 'Harry Potter' Spinoff Film Planned By Warner Bros.

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-12

LONDON — J.K. Rowling's world of wizardry is coming back to the big screen – but without Harry Potter. Film studio Warner Bros. announced Thursday that Rowling will write the screenplay...

'Harry Potter' Spinoff 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them' Is J.K. Rowling's Screenwriting Debut

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-12

"Harry Potter" readers have longed for a continuation of J.K. Rowling's boy-wizard series, namely in the form of an eighth book. That pipe dream isn't happening yet, but Rowling does have one more...

J.K. Rowling to revisit Harry Potter's world in new film series

Los Angeles Times – 2013-09-13

J.K. Rowling will write a screenplay for Warner Bros. inspired by her book "Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them."Warner Bros. is hoping "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling has another magic trick...

J.K. Rowling to pen Harry Potter spinoff film series

CBC – 2013-09-13

J.K. Rowling will write the screenplay for a movie based on Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, her textbook about the magical universe she created in the Harry Potter stories.

'Harry Potter' Producer Speaks On 'Very Special' 'Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them'

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-18

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling delighted fans last week when she made an announcement with Warner Bros. that she has plans to continue the world of the famed boy wizard. "I can't talk really...

'Harry Potter' Proposal Is Full Of Riddles, Magic And Love (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post – 2013-09-21

Wedding cinematographer Jaysin Osterkamp's proposal to his Harry Potter-obsessed girlfriend was full of all the magic, twists and turns of a J.K. Rowling novel. In a video posted to Vimeo on...

Daniel Radcliffe Reflects On Alfonso Cuarón's 'Harry Potter And The Prisoner Of Azkaban'

The Huffington Post – 2013-10-02

On Tuesday, we ran an interview with "Gravity" director Alfonso Cuarón where he reminisced about working with his "Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban" star Daniel Radcliffe. Cuarón said of...

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