Wed, 22/05/2013 - 06:30
The auction of 50 first editions annotated by their authors, held at Sotheby's last night (21st May) in support of English PEN, raised a total of £439,200.
The star lot, a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, containing author J K Rowling's personal annotations and illustrations, was...
Mon, 29/04/2013 - 07:00
Sotheby's will auction off a first edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone with notes by J K Rowling to raise money for English PEN.
Rowling is one of 50 authors who will be auctioning first editions of their work to raise money for the free speech charity alongside writers including Margaret Atwood, Ian...
Mon, 22/04/2013 - 10:16
Waterstones owner Alexander Mamut is once again the highest-ranking trade figure on the Sunday Times Rich List, published yesterday (21st April).
Mamut is placed 54th on the list, with a fortune of £1,483m according to the newspaper supplement, which emphasised he still has "substantial Russian assets in property,...
Mon, 18/03/2013 - 14:29
Little, Brown will be releasing J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy in paperback format worldwide on 18th July.
Rowling's first book for adults was released in hardback on 27th September last year, with a striking red and gold cover.
The paperback design is very different, depicting a church spire and house...
Fri, 01/02/2013 - 07:30
The extra focus publishers have started to put on producing beautiful hardbacks has borne fruit, according to Nielsen BookScan data which shows that sales of hardback fiction rose 4.2% to £73m in 2012.
The rise cannot just be attributed to big sales for star titles such as J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little,...
Mon, 03/12/2012 - 15:27
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) is to be adapted into a television series for the BBC.
BBC One and BBC Drama have commissioned the exclusive adaptation from agency The Blair Partnership. The series will be produced through an independent production company operated by Neil Blair on behalf of TBP, and...
Tue, 20/11/2012 - 13:49
J K Rowling has been overlooked in the nominations for the Literary Review’s Bad Sex award.
Despite attracting headlines for the graphic content of her first novel for adults, The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown), the book has not made the eight-strong list.
The titles currently under consideration are The...
Fri, 16/11/2012 - 12:56
Sony is to develop a range of augmented reality titles on its Wonderbook platform as part of an effort to reposition its PlayStation games console as a family entertainment unit.
The first title, Book of Spells, is based on the Harry Potter books and features exclusive new writing from J K Rowling (pictured)....
Tue, 09/10/2012 - 15:43
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy (Little, Brown) has retained pole position in the bestseller charts. The novel, her first for adult audiences, sold 69,604 copies in the seven days to 6th October—down 44% from her first-week sale of 124,600 copies, but comfortably ahead of the second bestselling book of the week, Jamie...
Mon, 08/10/2012 - 08:20
J K Rowling's next published work is likely to be for children younger than the readers of her Harry Potter series, with the author saying she has written two children's books that are "nearly done", as well as another adult novel that "isn't too far off".