Thu, 28/08/2014 - 12:37
Bloomsbury Publishing has relaunched its Harry Potter website to complement the new book editions illustrated by Jonny Duddle.
The site features all of Duddle’s artwork, including downloadable images, as well as a Harry Potter quote generator, glossary and who...
Mon, 18/08/2014 - 14:10
J K Rowling has released new information about her favourite “off-stage” character from the Harry Potter series – singer Celestina Warbeck – on fan website Pottermore.com.
A short biography of Celestina has been revealed on the site with information about her parents (wizard father and muggle...
Thu, 31/07/2014 - 09:50
Warner Bros has created a new development team to manage the Harry Potter franchise.
Based in London and California, the Harry Potter Global Franchise Development (HPGFD) team will “develop and execute a high-level strategic vision for the Harry Potter brand and its ancillary businesses, working closely with J K...
Fri, 25/07/2014 - 08:50
Adaptations of novels by British authors make up 40% of the 20 top-grossing films worldwide since 2001.
A report in the British Film Institute’s statistical yearbook shows that between 2001-13, eight out of 20 of the world’s biggest film releases were based on novels by UK authors.
A further 32 of the world’s...
Mon, 21/07/2014 - 09:10
As teenagers seek to create their own immersive worlds around their favourite books or music bands, fan fiction is a phenomenon publishers cannot ignore, according to Yvonne Biggins, co-director of Movellas.
Movellas, the Denmark-based start-up that launched in the UK in 2012, has 200,000 users per month—and counting. Movellas...
Fri, 18/07/2014 - 14:15
Amazon has officially launched its Kindle Unlimited e-book subscription service in the US today (18th July).
As reported on Wednesday after a test of the service was spotted (16th July), 600,000 e-books will be available to read on...
Wed, 16/07/2014 - 09:35
Rainbow Rowell has revealed that she wrote Harry Potter fanfiction after getting “kind of depressed” between writing two of her own novels.
The American author, who has been promoting her books in the UK this week, also revealed that reading Harry Potter fanfiction led her to start thinking about fans and fandom, the...
Tue, 08/07/2014 - 13:50
J K Rowling has written a new piece about a thirty-something Harry Potter and his friends at the final of the Quidditch World Cup 2014 for her website Pottermore.com.
The 1,500-word long piece was posted on the site today (8th July...
Fri, 04/07/2014 - 09:45
Posters highlighting the contribution made to the UK economy by the publishing industry are going up in central London sites, marking the launch of the Creative Industries Council's new strategy for growth across the creative sector.
The CIC's report, Create UK, launched this week, has made a series of recommendations to aid...
Wed, 21/05/2014 - 15:27
Director Alfonso Cuaron is deep in talks to direct a new film based on JK Rowling's Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, according to a Hollywood insider.
Nikki Finke, founder of film industry magazine Deadline, tweeted the news, describing the director as the...