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'Harry Potter' publisher sees magic in digital ink

Submitted by Blake on Wed, 04/05/2006 - 12:58

London-based Bloomsbury Publishing moved into the digital era Tuesday, launching its first 24 digital downloads after a year in which boy wizard Harry Potter helped boost profits by 24 percent.

"Our first 24 titles went up an hour ago, and it's a very exciting initiative, because although it's not a big area now, it will be in the future," Chairman Nigel Newton said. "We want to stake out our territory," he added.

JK Rowling says final Potter book 'coming along nicely'

Submitted by Blake on Fri, 03/31/2006 - 20:21

You can Rest Easy Now. JK Rowling, author of the internationally successful Harry Potter series, said the seventh and final book about the schoolboy wizard "is coming along nicely" as she won Britain's Book of the Year award.

Her sixth book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, received the accolade at the British Book Awards on Wednesday night, beating one on Italian cuisine, a comic view of today's world and a music promoter's autobiography.

Rowling's Sixth Potter Novel Named 'Book of the Year' in U.K.

Submitted by Blake on Thu, 03/30/2006 - 12:43

Proving that her boy wizard hasn't lost his magic, J.K. Rowling's ``Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,'' won the WHSmith Book of the Year prize at the 17th annual British Book Awards.

Alan Bennett, 71, the actor, author and playwright renowned for his deadpan wit, was named Reader's Digest Author of the Year.

Rowling Beginning FINAL Harry Potter Book

Submitted by rochelle on Thu, 12/29/2005 - 01:54

http://search-engines-web.com/ writes "For 2006 will be the year when I write the final book in the Harry Potter series," the British author wrote on her official website. On her website, she said she felt compelled to wrap up the gripping tale that has captured the imagination of millions of children and adults worldwide http://news.yahoo.com/s/afp/20051228/ennew_afp/afp entertainmentbritain"

Harry Potter Books Keep Kids Safe

Submitted by Blake on Sat, 12/24/2005 - 21:27

British researchers report that they have found that the number of Muggle children visiting the emergency room in that country dropped by half on the summer weekends when new Harry Potter books were released. This study involved little magic. Gwilym and his colleagues reviewed the files of all children aged 7 to 15 (good reading ages) who attended their emergency department with musculoskeletal injuries over the summer months of a three-year period.

Official 'Harry Potter' Book Hits Shelves In China

Submitted by Blake on Mon, 10/17/2005 - 01:58

The pirated version has been around for months, but China has now distributed some 800,000 copies of an official Chinese edition of the latest Harry Potter book.

The English version of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" was released in July and an unauthorized Chinese translation came out two weeks later. It had some missing paragraphs and got a couple of facts wrong. Impatient fans also posted their own translations online.

The new official version hit hundreds of Chinese bookstores on Saturday.