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Potter author sues eBay over pirated books

Potter author sues eBay over pirate booksIn fiction his enemies are evil wizards and magical beasts, but Harry Potter's latest adversary is a real corporation with a turnover of more than $2 billion.

J. K. Rowling, Harry's creator, is suing the online auction hosting service eBay after unscrupulous sellers used the Indian version of the website to sell unauthorised versions of her books.

Rowling is not the first person to sue the website for breach of copyright, but she has won a unique victory by obtaining an injunction that prohibits eBay from listing illegal copies of her work. The court order is a setback for eBay because it is the first time the company has been obliged to police its sellers regarding auctions for copyrighted material.

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Library begins Potter waiting list

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" doesn't hit bookshelves for five months, but many local libraries already have begun a waiting list.

Act fast and you might not have to wait long if you don't want to buy.

The Clark County Public Library is nearing 40 holds.

"It will build as it gets closer to the date in the summer," spokeswoman Allison Peck said.

Author J.K. Rowling announced on her Web site this month that the book would go on sale July 21.

About 250 patrons reserved the most recent Harry Potter book by its release date, Peck said.

The library got about 500 of those books but is unsure how many "Deathly Hallows" editions it will purchase, she said.

Rowling mourns, celebrates Potter's end - Yahoo! News

Rowling mourns, celebrates Potter's end Book Seven How does J.K. Rowling feel now that she has finished the seventh and final Harry Potter book? As the author herself confided Tuesday on her Web site, "Charles Dickens put it better than I ever could":
"It would concern the reader little, perhaps, to know how sorrowfully the pen is laid down at the close of a two-years' imaginative task; or how an Author feels as if he were dismissing some portion of himself into the shadowy world, when a crowd of the creatures of his brain are going from him for ever," reads the passage from Dickens' preface to "David Copperfield."

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No E For Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows

EEK! You will be able to read the new
Harry Potter on paper, listen to it, probably purchase it in Braille. But don't expect to download the text at least legally.

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J.K. Rowling has not allowed the first six Potter stories to be released as e-books and has no plans to change that for the seventh and final work, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," Neil Blair, a lawyer with Rowling's literary agency, told The Associated Press on Sunday.

Preparing for a Meltdown Upon Reading the Last Harry? Help is On the Way

The British bookstore chain, Waterstones, is planning on setting up a helpline for Harry Potter fans who may or may not fall apart when finding out who author J. K. Rowling has killed off in this the final Harry installment. Here's your hanky, and here's the scoop on Waterstones plans.

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"Harry Potter" book Seven to be published July 21

"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the last of seven installments of the boy wizard's adventures, will be published July 21, author J.K. Rowling said Thursday.

Rowling announced the publication date on her Web site.

Bloomsbury, her British publisher, said it would publish a children's hardback edition, an adult hardback, a special gift edition and an audio book on the same day.

Where to Buy the Last Harry...

...not at an independent bookstore. Though celebrated as a book that's brought people back to reading, the series has not been a financial plus for the indies...in fact, just the opposite.

Final Harry Potter book may hurry bookstore openings

One From The Buffalo News: Three new bookstores are expected to open in and near Buffalo area malls sometime this year - including the Walden Galleria and McKinley Mall - and one insider hopes the pending, final Harry Potter book will prompt construction to go quickly.
"We're kind of trying to push for things because of Harry Potter," said Dawn Everett, community relations manager for the Amherst Barnes & Noble store. "It would be such a great thing to be able to be open."

Betting Opens on New Potter Plot

GSO writes "BBC News reports:

Bets are being taken on whether boy wizard Harry Potter will die in the final instalment of the series — with his arch-enemy the predicted killer."
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Final Harry Title Revealed

The Guardian reports that the title of the final Harry Potter has been announced by the publisher.

{{flourish of horns}}...it is "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows".

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