Fri, 11/05/2012 - 08:00
Japan is to get its own Harry Potter theme park, and author J K Rowling is "delighted", according to a report in the Hollywood Reporter.
Universal Studios Japan, situated in Osaka, is to open an...
Mon, 30/04/2012 - 08:25
Major retailers are already discounting J K Rowling's forthcoming The Casual Vacancy by 50% or more, with publisher Little, Brown approaching the Booksellers Association to discuss support for independents on the title.
Customers can pre-order the book for £9.86—more than 50% off the r.r.p. of £20...
Fri, 27/04/2012 - 13:30
J K Rowling's The Casual Vacancy is to be published in Germany by Carlsen and Ullstein, acting in an unprecedented joint venture.
The hardback edition will bear the Carlsen name, as will the e-book, while paperback editions will carry the Ullstein publisher name. Translation, editorial, PR and marketing will be...
Wed, 18/04/2012 - 09:24
J K Rowling's first adult book, The Casual Vacancy, will have a more traditional digital publishing element, her agent Neil Blair has told The Bookseller Daily.
Speaking in the wake of the public launch on Saturday of Pottermore, the cutting-edge Harry Potter e-commerce and social networking site, Blair said:...
Mon, 16/04/2012 - 09:02
Pottermore, the website experience based on the seven Harry Potter books, opened on Saturday (14th April), with the number of Potter fans flocking to the site to register exceeding expectations. The site has been in closed beta since last year, ahead of the anticipated full launch early this year.
Pottermore chief executive Charlie...
Thu, 12/04/2012 - 14:13
J K Rowling's new novel for adults is to be titled The Casual Vacancy and will be published worldwide on 27th September. In the UK it will be a £20 hardback or £11.99 e-book, plus available as an audio download (£20) and CD (£30).
Publisher Little, Brown said the book was the "blackly...
Thu, 08/03/2012 - 14:52
Pottermore, the Harry Potter online experience launched by J K Rowling last year, will go live in early April, having been delayed and in beta mode since October.
In a statement on the Pottermore Insider blog, the company said the delay has been due to switching the site to "an...
Mon, 27/02/2012 - 14:37
Pottermore has entered into an exclusive worldwide e-book and digital audiobook distribution agreement with OverDrive for public and school libraries, with the e-book distributor to manage hosting and digital fulfillment for libraries for J K Rowling's Harry Potter series.
OverDrive director of marketing David Burleigh said the e-...
Fri, 24/02/2012 - 09:39
Retailers have welcomed the "huge news" J K Rowling is to publish her first novel for adults with Little, Brown, with one predicting it will top print and e-book charts. However, an independent bookseller voiced concerns that...
Thu, 23/02/2012 - 14:42
Little, Brown is to publish J K Rowling’s first novel for adults worldwide in the English language, both in print and e-books.
David Shelley, publisher, Little, Brown, will be Rowling’s editor and will be responsible for publication in the UK with Michael Pietsch, executive vice-president of Little, Brown and Company,...