Fri, 29/02/2008 - 07:09
J K Rowling would feel "exploited" if a fan's unofficial encyclopaedic companion to her Harry Potter series of books was published, she said in court papers made public yesterday (28th February), reports Reuters.
Steve Vander Ark has written The Harry Potter Lexicon, a 400-page reference book based on his popular...
Wed, 30/01/2008 - 08:47
Author JK Rowling has been given an outstanding achievement prize for her success with the Harry Potter books at the South Bank Show awards.
Accepting the prize, the 42-year-old told the audience that saying goodbye to Harry Potter in her final book was more painful than the ending of a relationship.
The awards will be broadcast...
Fri, 25/01/2008 - 07:41
J K Rowling was the most successful author in terms of till receipts in 2007, according to analysis of Nielsen BookScan data. But despite being no longer with us for nearly 40 years, Enid Blyton earned more last year than the much-hyped Katie Price.
Blyton's tales of derring-do and adventurous school days kept her comfortably within...
Mon, 21/01/2008 - 13:00
It's a new year and I'm in tidying-up mode. I love browsing through old files—as well as reliving former dramas, you realise how little some of the publishing world's issues change.
A real treasure trove is the rejection letters file. When I took over at Kestrel in 1984, I found a letter from the late, great Patrick Hardy rejecting...
Fri, 18/01/2008 - 18:15
J K Rowling is heading to Harvard, as the bestselling "Harry Potter" author will be the commencement speaker at the University this year, the Harvard Crimson reported. Rowling will give the keynote address at the June 5 ceremony and receive an honorary degree.
"Perhaps no one in our time has done more than J K Rowling to...
Wed, 02/01/2008 - 06:55
Hachette narrowly beat Random House in the battle for the top 100 bestsellers of 2007, according to Nielsen BookScan's annual list of the year's hits. Random House managed 27, and so narrowly lost to Hachette (including Hodder, Little, Brown and Orion) on 28. However, as author John Dugdale writes in the Guardian, behind the statistics...
Wed, 02/01/2008 - 06:44
J K Rowling has admitted she might be persuaded to write another Harry Potter book - in ten years time, notes the Telegraph.
The author revealed there have been times when she has thought about penning an eighth book in the hugely popular series.
However she said that, if she did, the young wizard himself is unlikely to be the...
Fri, 14/12/2007 - 08:19
Amazon.com has bought J K Rowling's The Tales of Beedle the Bard, one of only seven handwritten books of fairy tales from the Harry Potter author.
The online retailer bought the only copy for sale at an auction held by Sotheby's in London yesterday (13th December) for £1,950,000, and the proceeds will go to Rowling...
Fri, 07/12/2007 - 07:00
Warner Bros and author J K Rowling have released a statement after more news was reported about the legal action against RDR Books, the US publisher planning an unnoficial lexicon on Harry Potter. Earlier this week, Stanford Law School's Fair Use Project announced that it would represent RDR Books' in the case against Rowling and Warner...
Wed, 07/11/2007 - 10:56
Some time ago I made passing reference to being sued by JK Rowling. We had received a letter from her solicitors attempting to prevent us from publishing our...