• Wed, 10/09/2008 - 05:45

    Independent press Methuen Publishing is pinning its hopes on a second Harry Potter-themed book by Steve Vander Ark, after the first was blocked by children's writer J K Rowling and Warner Brothers Entertainment yesterday (9th September).

    The new book is based on author Vander Ark’s travels around the British Isles in a bid to...

  • Thu, 03/07/2008 - 14:02

    Methuen has settled a claim for unfair redundancy made by former publishing director Max Eilenberg. The agreement was made during an employment tribunal hearing on Tuesday (1st July) attended by Eilenberg and Methuen m.d. Peter Tummons, at which the publisher was said to have experienced "significant financial malaise" last year....

  • Thu, 24/04/2008 - 10:01

    Independent publisher Methuen may not be able to release the UK edition of The Harry Potter Lexicon for months, even if US publisher RDR Books successfully defends itself against J K Rowling and Warner Brothers' copyright infringement lawsuit.

    Methuen had originally been hoping for an April release for the Potter-themed...

  • 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, 20/02/2008 - 15:52

    Independent publisher Methuen is set to release a Harry Potter-themed encyclopaedia, pending the outcome of a lawsuit between J K Rowling and the book's American publisher.

    In October, Rowling and Harry Potter film studio Warner Brothers filed a suit in New York against RDR Books, which had hoped to release Steve Vander Ark's...

  • Thu, 14/02/2008 - 15:55

    Methuen Publishing is close to resolving its long-­running dispute with its former venture capital partner over its future direction.

    Methuen was recently issued with a notice from Companies House advising that it would be struck off the register and dissolved by March 4th for not filing returns since 2004. However, Methuen insists...

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