Wed, 07/02/2007 - 18:23
HarperCollins saw a decrease in operating income for the second quarter, ending 31st December, parent company News Corp has announced. Operating income was 54m dollars for the second quarter, a 29.8% decrease from 77m dollars a year ago. For the six months ending 31st December, operating income was 109m dollars, down from 147m dollars.
Mon, 05/02/2007 - 08:48
The new Harry Potter book will not be released as an e-book, the Associated Press reports. "Sorry, e-book fans, whoever you are. 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."
Author J K Rowling has not allowed...
Mon, 05/02/2007 - 08:23
It's been only a day since the release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows was announced (21st July), and talk has already turned to all-Harry-all-the-time. The New York Times discusses the fate of Scholastic, the US publishers of J K Rowling's bestselling series, and the publishing industry as a whole after...
Mon, 05/02/2007 - 08:21
Diehard fans will be planning just how they can get to the head of the queue at midnight on 21st July - named as publication day for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the final book in the series, notes the Guardian. Online retailer amazon.co.uk began taking pre-orders for the final book on 22nd December. Christopher North, head of...
Fri, 02/02/2007 - 17:36
Woolworths has been promising customers it will have stocks of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows on 1st September, even though Bloomsbury has not yet announced the release date.
In The Bookseller's straw poll of 10 Woolworths stores across the country, five shops said the book would be out in September. Woolworths blamed the...