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Harry Potter ready to work another spell for book sales

Not since Willy Wonka printed golden tickets for five lucky children to come and tour his chocolate factory will a competition have roused so much excitement among children.

Seventy newspapers around the world have been invited to send a young reporter to meet J K Rowling at the Harry Potter children's press conference on the weekend of July 15-17 to mark the launch of the sixth Harry Potter book - the only book launch event the author will attend.More AT FT.com.


'Potter' Tops Hot Summer Reading List

Associated Press says The hot books this summer are as varied as the shades of the sea, but book sellers agree that Nicole Krauss' "The History of Love" is at the top of the sand pile — after "
Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," that is.


Alternate Harry Potter Soundtrack Bites Copyright Dust

Daniel writes "http://www.npr.org/templates/story/story.php?story Id=4582190I wonder if this could have been defended under the parody exemption?"


Rowling says latest Potter book is 'best yet'

Rowling says latest Potter book is 'best yet': Harry Potter author JK Rowling has been teasing readers waiting for her latest book.

Rowling has said the latest installment in the boy wizard's adventures, which will be released on July 16, is one of the best she has written.


Record Harry Potter printing planned for Potter Book 6

This News probably comes as no suprise, Scholastic Inc. is betting that people are more interested in Harry Potter than ever.

The U.S. publisher of J.K. Rowling's series announced Wednesday a record-breaking first print run of 10.8 million copies for the sixth volume: "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," which will go on sale in the United States at midnight on July 16.


Harry..." the AntiChrist"?

Here's a look at one extreme viewpoint of J. K. Rowling's popular series, Harry Potter:

Paw Creek Ministries

Minister Joseph Chambers refers to the series as "a creation of hell helping prepare the younger generation to welcome the Biblical prophecies of demons and devils led by Lucifer himself." In case you're in agreement, they sell a video on their website that goes along with the article.


Film crew get Potty ending

search-engines-web.com Spotted News that staff on the new Harry Potter movie are to have their names appear on GRAVESTONES in the film.

The tombstones feature in the climax to Goblet of Fire which sees a graveyard fight between Harry (Daniel Radcliffe) and arch-enemy Voldemort.

The film’s lawyers were worried about using names that might be the same as real people’s.

So they asked the production crew if they could use their monikers.

An insider said: “It was a bit of fun for the staff — and means they get a very unusual film credit.�

The new movie — the fourth in the Potter series — is out in November.


U.S. ARMY + Potter = Copyright Dispute

Search-e person sends these two articles from the Timesonline.co.uk/ and the Sunday Herald>

A Harry Potter lookalikes comic published by the US Army is being investigated by representatives of the author JK Rowling. A collection of characters – with striking similarities to the actors who portray Rowling’s creations in the film adaptations of her books – have graced the pages of Preventative Maintenance (or PS) Monthly, a free guide to keeping military equipment in working order distributed to 80,000 army personnel in the US.The magazine includes a cartoon character called Topper, a boy wizard, who attends Mogmarts school of magic. Harry Potter, Rowling’s boy wizard creation, attends the Hogwarts school of magic.



Rowling Warns Potter Fans - Watch Out for Scams

Anonymous Patron writes "Muggles Beware, Author JK Rowling has warned Harry Potter fans to watch out for Internet fraudsters claiming to sell electronic copies of her latest wizard saga -- they are trying to steal bank and credit card details."



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