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Retailers await Rowling as Brexit and football hit footfall

The Bookseller – 2016-07-08

Booksellers are hoping that the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child later this month will offset the negative impact economic uncertainty has had on footfall following the Brexit...

J K Rowling named among 'Outstanding Women of Scotland'

The Bookseller – 2016-07-31

J K Rowling has been named one of 2016's "Outstanding Women of Scotland", alongside singer-songwriter Annie Lennox and broadcaster Lesley Anne Riddoch.

Harry Potter is now 'done' says J K Rowling

The Bookseller – 2016-08-02

J K Rowling has told fans that Harry Potter is “done” after the release of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child playscript last weekend.

What J.K. Rowling said about Harry Potter post-'Cursed Child'

The Christian Science Monitor – 2016-08-03

Rowling spoke about her plans for Harry Potter following the premiere of the play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child,' which depicts Harry and his family years after the events of the original books...

Rowling returns to Harry Potter's world with new ebooks

Reuters – 2016-08-18

(Reuters) - British author J.K. Rowling is delving back into the world of "Harry Potter" for a series of short ebooks with new stories about some of her characters from the Hogwarts School of...

JK Rowling unveils 'brand new treat' of three more Harry Potter-related books

Stuff – 2016-08-17

JK Rowling just can't seem to let Harry Potter go. Having launched the "eighth book", in the form of a two-part play, the best-selling author has revealed three new texts will be released next...

J.K. Rowling Is Releasing 3 E-Books of Secret Hogwarts History

Wired – 2016-08-18

J.K. Rowling offers additional reading for your commute to Hogsmeade. The post J.K. Rowling Is Releasing 3 E-Books of Secret Hogwarts History appeared first on WIRED.

JK Rowling to unleash three new 'Harry Potter' related books

Yahoo! News – 2016-08-17

"Harry Potter" author JK Rowling is set to release three new books connected to the Hogwarts universe, with the tomes to be published as eBooks next month, according to NME. The three...

What's next from J.K. Rowling? Three new Hogwarts e-books

The Christian Science Monitor – 2016-08-19

J.K. Rowling is revealing more details about the school of witchcraft and wizardry in new e-books. The books follow the July debut of the West End play 'Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.'

Rowling keeps rolling: Cursed Child claims third straight number one

The Bookseller – 2016-08-24

J K Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany’s Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) once again easily triumphed at the top of the charts, shifting 86,525 units last week through Nielsen...

'Cursed Child' gives Rowling her 75th number one

The Bookseller – 2016-09-01

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has snatched the Official Top 50 number one for a fourth week, according to Nielsen BookScan’s Total Consumer Market.

J K Rowling and Beatrix Potter shortlisted for 2016 Waterstones Book of the Year

The Bookseller – 2016-11-08

J K Rowling and Beatrix Potter are among the six authors shortlisted for the Waterstones Book of the Year 2016, chosen by Waterstones booksellers.

J.K. Rowling Nails Why Young Women Shouldn't Give Up After Hillary Clinton's Defeat

The Huffington Post – 2016-11-11

J.K. Rowling has offered up some sage words of advice to all the young women who are frustrated with Hillary Clinton’s election defeat. While the U.S. did not elect its first female president...

Walliams holds off Wicks, Rowling and Zoella for third week at the top

The Bookseller – 2016-11-23

David Walliams has clinched the UK Official Top 50 number one spot for a third week running, as The Midnight Gang (HarperCollins Children's) sold 78,950 copies for £449,629 through Nielsen BookScan.

J.K. Rowling Sends Harry Potter Books To 7-Year-Old Fan In War-Torn Syria

The Huffington Post – 2016-11-24

J.K. Rowling provided some welcome respite for a seven-year-old Harry Potter fan living in Aleppo, Syria. Bana Alabed, who has been tweeting updates about her life in the the war-torn city,...

J K Rowling titles to raise money for Comic Relief

The Bookseller – 2016-11-29

A percentage of sales from the new edition of J K Rowling’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them (Bloomsbury), as well as Hogwarts Library Books: Quidditch through the Ages, will be donated to...

Syrian girl thanks JK Rowling for sending Harry Potter books

BBC – 2016-11-25

A seven-year-old girl who reads "to forget the war" has been sent the Harry Potter books by the author.

J.K. Rowling Once Told John Oliver He Looked Like Harry Potter

The Huffington Post – 2016-12-07

In 2006, four “Harry Potter” movies had already turned into box-office blockbusters and only one book, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, remained to be released. To say the...

Book hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling up for sale

Yahoo! News – 2016-12-09

LONDON (Reuters) - "Harry Potter" fans will be able to bid for a piece of history next week when a book designed, hand-written and illustrated by J.K. Rowling goes on sale at Sotheby's...

JK Rowling: 'Special and unique' book up for auction

BBC World – 2016-12-13

A handwritten and illustrated book - one of only seven produced by the Harry Potter author - is being auctioned.

JK Rowling illustrated manuscript sells for $467,000 at auction

Yahoo! News – 2016-12-13

A rare book hand-written and -illustrated by "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling sold for $467,000 at auction in London on Tuesday, at the lower end of its estimated price range. "The...

Handwritten J.K. Rowling Book Snags $470,000 At Auction

The Huffington Post – 2016-12-14

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Handwritten J.K. Rowling fairytales sold at UK auction

Yahoo! News – 2016-12-14

The collection of fairytales was created within the "Harry Potter" series and helped the young wizard and his friends defeat his nemesis Lord Voldemort. The copy auctioned this week was...

J.K. Rowling Reveals She's Working On New Books

The Huffington Post – 2016-12-22

J.K. Rowling took to Twitter to fill her fans in on what magic she’s been making lately. The Harry Potter author hasn’t published a novel since 2015’s Career of Evil under...

J.K. Rowling writing again, following critical praise of recent novels

The Christian Science Monitor – 2016-12-23

Rowling recently revealed on Twitter that she's working on a book that will be published under her own name and one that will be released under her pen name, Robert Galbraith.

A year in review: Rowling, Wicks and Hawkins help TCM maintain growth

The Bookseller – 2017-01-06

A second year of growth through the TCM saw the print market end 2016 in its best shape since 2010.

JK Rowling and Joe Wicks powered 2016 surge in UK book sales

The Guardian – 2017-01-10

Helped by Harry Potter and the hit fitness guru, year on year takings to December rose sharply to £1.59bnRetail sales struggled in 2016, but JK Rowling cast a spell strong enough to power sales...

J K Rowling praises booksellers to mark first Specsavers Bestseller Awards

The Bookseller – 2017-01-26

J K Rowling has praised booksellers as she and other authors, including Paula Hawkins and Joe Wicks, were honoured at the Specsavers Bestseller Awards.

Rowling’s ‘Fantastic Beasts’ and Narrator Redmayne Land at Audible

Publishers Weekly – 2017-01-27

Audible has announced that 'Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them' by J.K. Rowling and narrated by Academy Award-winning actor Eddie Redmayne is now available as a digital audiobook.

JK Rowling hits back over threats to burn Harry Potter books

BBC – 2017-02-02

JK Rowling mocks Twitter users who threaten to burn her books because of her anti-Trump stance.

Audio download chart: Rowling's reign continues

The Bookseller – 2017-02-24

J K Rowling’s full Harry Potter series thunders back into January's audio chart.

JK Rowling fan guesses latest Cormoran Strike book title

BBC – 2017-03-14

The author promised to send a signed copy to the fan when the book is published.

J.K. Rowling Updates 'Harry Potter' Canon, Including A Clue About Dumbledore's Past

The Huffington Post – 2017-03-15

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JK Rowling's ego akin to Kim Kardashian's, says Joanna Trollope

The Guardian – 2017-05-05

City of Friends author claims Harry Potter creator’s ‘insatiable desire’ to air opinions on Twitter is threat to literary industryThe author Joanna Trollope has criticised JK Rowling, comparing...

JK Rowling 'overwhelmed' by book prize win

BBC – 2017-05-09

JK Rowling says she's 'thrilled' to pick up an outstanding contribution award to add to her collection of literary accolades.

The Agent Who Discovered J.K. Rowling Explains Why Her Stories Are Magical

The Huffington Post – 2017-06-01

More so than a collection of stories, the “Harry Potter” series can be characterized by its most devoted fans as a hobby, or a lifestyle. The increasingly voluminous installments were...

J K Rowling blasts Niven over misogynist language towards May

The Bookseller – 2017-06-13

J K Rowling has condemned Scottish author John Niven on social media for calling prime minister Theresa May "a whore". 

Uncorrected Harry Potter proof with 'J A Rowling' typo fetches £10k

The Bookseller – 2017-06-16

A bookseller's proof of J K Rowling's Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone has been sold for almost £10,000 - four times as much as the expected bidding price.

Misprint the legends: famous typos from James Joyce to JK Rowling

The Guardian – 2017-06-16

A proof of the first Harry Potter novel, which got the author’s name wrong, is only the latest example of an ungainly tradition stretching back centuriesProofreaders may be worth their weight in...

Rowling, Callil, Briggs named in Queen's Birthday Honours

The Bookseller – 2017-06-17

J K Rowling has been made a Companion of Honour for her services to literature and philanthropy in the Queen’s Birthday Honour’s list.

J.K. Rowling Condemns Anti-Muslim Hate After Attack On London Mosque-Goers

The Huffington Post – 2017-06-19

J.K. Rowling wrote the (children’s fantasy) book about the damage caused by sowing hate toward outsiders and division, so it’s no surprise she’s disgusted by anti-Muslim...

What JK Rowling said about the first Harry Potter book

BBC News – 2017-06-26

The author said it was "wonderful" seeing the first Harry Potter book in the shops.

Wizard opens new world to Jo Rowling

The Bookseller – 2017-06-27

On 11th July 1997, The Bookseller interviewed Jo Rowling, then a little-known author, about her first novel - Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. To mark 20 years since the release of the first...

Rowling reveals unpublished fairytale written on party dress

The Bookseller – 2017-07-12

J K Rowling has revealed she has written a children's fairy tale on a party dress she wore for her 50th birthday in 2015.

Mother criticizes JK Rowling for falsely claiming Donald Trump ignored her disabled son

Yahoo! News – 2017-07-31

A mother has lashed out at JK Rowling, saying that the Harry Potter author wrongly said Donald Trump ignored her disabled son during a recent meet-and-greet. Rowling had criticised the President for...

Rowling conjures up 79th number one with Cursed Child paperback

The Bookseller – 2017-08-02

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child (Little, Brown) has Wingardium Levoisa’d straight into the UK Official Top 50 number one spot.

JK Rowling's return to Harry Potter makes her world's richest author in 2017

The Guardian – 2017-08-03

As her wizarding world returns to the stage and screen, Rowling’s $95m pushes James Patterson into second place with $87mJK Rowling will need to reserve a particularly large vault at Gringotts bank...

Lucky Strike: BBC hopes JK Rowling's sleuth will steal Victoria's crown

The Guardian – 2017-08-25

Series based on Harry Potter author’s novels written under pseudonym will face ITV’s hit period drama on Sunday nightsThe BBC is banking on JK Rowling’s magic touch in a Sunday night ratings...

J.K. Rowling Sarcastically Points Out One Way Trump Shows 'True Leadership'

Yahoo! News – 2017-10-05

The creator of a magical community thinks President Donald Trump is living in a fantasy world.

Riddell to illustrate Rowling's 'Beedle the Bard'

The Bookseller – 2017-10-10

Chris Riddell will illustrate J K Rowling’s The Tales of Beedle the Bard (Bloomsbury), in a new edition to be sold next year in aid of her charity Lumos.

JK Rowling doesn't exist: conspiracy theories the internet can't resist

The Guardian – 2017-10-27

Nor does Finland. Or the Beatles. And Nasa never sent robots to Mars. Just some of the intrigues other than JFK the internet lovesThe much anticipated release of new files about the assassination of...

Rowling defends Depp's 'Fantastic Beasts' casting

The Bookseller – 2017-12-09

J K Rowling has defended the casting of Johnny Depp as Grindelwald in the next "Fantastic Beasts" film, following a backlash from fans unhappy about the circumstances surrounding his divorce...

Pottermore and Audible to release new J K Rowling audiobook

The Bookseller – 2018-01-27

Pottermore and Audible have announced a collaboration to publish a new audiobook Quidditch Through the Ages by J K Rowling, read by actor Andrew Lincoln.

Kerridge and Rowling help Bloomsbury achieve 'exceptional year'

The Bookseller – 2018-05-23

Bloomsbury’s total revenues soared by 13% in 2017 while its profit grew 10% in an "exceptional year" for the publisher, boosted by particularly strong performances from titles by J K Rowling and TV...

Books by Rowling, Woolf and Gyasi among public's top 100 penned by women

The Bookseller – 2018-05-25

Books by J K Rowling, Virginia Woolf and Yaa Gyasi have been nominated by the public to feature in Hay Festival and The Pool's campaign to celebrate 100 books by women from...

Dan Brown swipes J K Rowling's number one record

The Bookseller – 2018-08-15

Dan Brown’s Origin (Corgi) has once again topped the UK Official Top 50 number one spot, selling 20,777 copies for a fifth week atop the overall chart.

JK Rowling's Harry Potter fuels Bloomsbury profit rise

The Guardian – 2018-10-23

Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential also helps boost publisher’s profits by 13% A surge in sales of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential and growing demand for the perennial favourite...

Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support

The Bookseller – 2018-10-31

JK Rowling's endorsement of a petition fighting to protect libraries by ringfencing government funding has prompted an additional 10,000 signatures to be added in just four days.

Pro tip: Do not drag J.K. Rowling and her writing room

Los Angeles Times – 2018-12-04

"A woman must have money and a room of her own if she is to write fiction," Virginia Woolf wrote in a famous 1929 essay. British businessman Arron Banks apparently disagrees, and he incurred the...

Potted Potter: Unique take on J.K. Rowling's beloved books coming to New Zealand

Stuff – 2018-12-23

A hit around the globe,  Daniel Clarkson and Jefferson Turner's unique take on the Harry Potter books is heading back to New Zealand.

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