Mon, 02/07/2007 - 08:15
Meanwhile, the New York Times looks at the Harry Potter effect on sales of children's books in the US and the concern over who will replace J K Rowling. "Sales of children’s books rose last year at a rate that disappointed the industry, according to a report released in June by the Book Industry Study Group. Sales revenue for...
Thu, 28/06/2007 - 08:19
Bloomsbury is "actively considering" a number of possible acquisitions, the company said today as part of a statement put out in advance of its annual general meeting. It also revealed that export sales of the latest and last Harry Potter book are 17% ahead of total export sales for the previous book.
Chairman Nigel Newton...
Tue, 26/06/2007 - 08:20
A printing firm has been transformed into a "fortress" to stop copies of the final Harry Potter book being stolen, reports Sky News. J K Rowling and publisher Bloomsbury have appealed for anyone who knows anything about the plot to keep it to themselves to avoid spoiling the book for others.
The 700-page Harry Potter And The...
Thu, 21/06/2007 - 08:44
A computer hacker has posted what he claims are key plot details in the final Harry Potter novel, Reuters reports. The news agency says the hacker, who goes by the name "Gabriel", claims to have taken a digital copy of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows after breaking into a computer at Bloomsbury.
Wed, 20/06/2007 - 08:55
Bookshops large and small have told the Telegraph that the discount war on the £17.99 cover price of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has become so "crazy" that they expected to make a loss or at best cover their costs.
According to the piece, a sample of the country's 1,400 independent bookshops said...
Wed, 20/06/2007 - 08:32
J K Rowling will appear on BBC1's "Friday Night With Jonathan Ross" ahead of the publication of the final Harry Potter book in July. Ross will welcome Rowling during the concluding episode of his current series, on 6th July, in one of only two UK television appearances by the author to publicise her book.
Fri, 15/06/2007 - 08:33
Amazon chief executive Jeff Bezo has admitted that the internet retailer will not make any money out of its Harry Potter pre-orders. MSNBC reports that the US site has taken more than a million pre-orders for the final Harry Potter book due out in July, but Bezos told shareholders at the company's annual meeting Thursday that the world'...
Thu, 14/06/2007 - 07:41
J K Rowling is to appear in a Blue Peter special edition to mark the launch of the seventh and final Harry Potter book.
The BBC1 show has launched a nationwide competition for 25 children to win a trip to see the Blue Peter studios and meet the novelist.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is due to hit the shops at...
Mon, 11/06/2007 - 09:08
Barry Cunningham, who is credited with discovering J K Rowling when he was at Bloomsbury, claims to have found 'the next big thing', notes the Independent. He has, he says, discovered a new literary creation that may just fill the void left when J K Rowling's outrageously successful series comes to end in July.
Mon, 11/06/2007 - 08:53
A piece in the Independent suggests that the final Harry Potter will be a nightmare for small booksellers and--surprisingly--its publisher Bloomsbury. The bookshops will suffer because they cannot compete on price with the supermarkets and larger chains, while J K Rowling's publisher is already finding itself under pressure to retain the...