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Harry Potter: J.K. Rowling to publish three short story collections

Rob Leane Aug 19, 2016

J.K. Rowling is releasing three short story compendiums about Hogwarts, under the banner of ‘Pottermore Presents’...

J.K. Rowling may have claimed that Harry Potter’s story ends with the West End play Harry Potter And The Cursed Child, but that’s not to say that Rowling is finished with her wizarding world. In fact, there's a treasure trove of new wizard-themed content on the way, regardless of Rowling's retirement of The Boy Who Lived.

The Rowling-penned Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them film franchise will debut on the big screen this winter, and on top of that – as announced today – Rowling is also releasing three short story collections, each of which has 'Hogwarts' in the title.

These will be Hogwarts: An Incomplete & Unreliable Guide, Short Stories From Hogwarts of Power, Politics And Pesky Poltergeists and Short Stories From Hogwarts Of Heroism, Hardship And Dangerous Hobbies. All
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3 Harry Potter Short Story Collections Are Coming This September

2016 is quite a huge year for Harry Potter fans, with the debut of a new stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child earlier this summer, and the release of a new theatrical spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which is set in a different magical era, 70 years before the events of the Harry Potter books and movies. If this new play and movie aren't enough, then you're in luck, because three new short story eBooks will also be released this fall.

Earlier today, Pottermore announced a new set of "eBook shorts" dubbed Pottermore Presents, which feature bits and pieces taken from the Pottermore archives, along with original writing from author J.K. Rowling. Pottermore unveiled the cover artwork for theses three books, designed by Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima (a.k.a. MinaLima), who have designed artwork for all of the Harry Potter movies. The three eBooks will
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The ‘Harry Potter’ empire expands: Jk Rowling announces 3 new books

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We've been talking about the original Harry Potter book as well as the most recent installment in the story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child but...surprise! J.K. Rowling just announced not one, not two, but Three new books about the wizarding world. Rowling has recently said she's probably done telling stories about Harry but I suppose these don't count. Revealed on Pottermore (the official Hp fan site) today, we now know we're getting a trio of eBooks focusing on the wizarding world we love so much. It's being called Pottermore Presents. Pottermore Presents is a series of bite-sized eBooks that dig deep into the Harry Potter stories, with titbits taken from Pottermore’s archives and original writing from J.K. Rowling. The series offers Harry Potter fans added insights into the stories, settings and characters and were all lovingly curated by Pottermore. When I first discovered Pottermore it was just before the big overhaul.
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J.K. Rowling to Release Three New Harry Potter Books on Pottermore

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Potterheads still reeling from excitement following the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may want to sit down for this: J.K. Rowling is set to release three new Harry Potter books on Pottermore. Taking the form of short eBooks called Pottermore Presents, they'll delve into the secrets of the Harry Potter characters and universe. Scheduled for release on Sept. 6, the books will include original writings by Rowling and information drawn from the Pottermore archives. They'll detail everything from the terrible past of Azkaban prison to the inner workings of the Ministry of Magic, and also feature an original piece on Horace Slughorn.
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J.K. Rowling to Release Three New Harry Potter Books on Pottermore

  • PEOPLE.com
Potterheads still reeling from excitement following the arrival of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child may want to sit down for this: J.K. Rowling is set to release three new Harry Potter books on Pottermore. Taking the form of short eBooks called Pottermore Presents, they'll delve into the secrets of the Harry Potter characters and universe. Scheduled for release on Sept. 6, the books will include original writings by Rowling and information drawn from the Pottermore archives. They'll detail everything from the terrible past of Azkaban prison to the inner workings of the Ministry of Magic, and also feature an original piece on Horace Slughorn.
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American Wizards have their own Homeland Security System in 'Fantastic Beasts'

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The United States used to have the Homeland Security Advisory System, a color-coded terrorism threat scale. It turns out, wizards in America have had something similar since the 1920s, except it keeps an eye on something a bit different - the magical exposure threat level. This week a bunch of new information was released about the North American wizarding school straight from Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling. It all coincides with the marketing push for Warner Bros. prequel spinoff, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, which takes place in the U.S. The official fan site, Pottermore, just did a feature on this curious mechanical device that warns wizards about impending "No-Maj" exposure. You may recall No-Maj, pronounced "no madge," as in "no magic," is the terrible American word for Muggle. I'm still trying to forget. Anyway, this object is located in the Magical Congress of the United States of America (MacUsa), the U.
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Amazing 'Harry Potter' Movie Creations Now On Sale

The Printorium is an online store like no other.

Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima were graphic designers for ten years on the Harry Potter films, responsible for the incredibly detailed publications, maps, posters and other fake-print ephemera that made the movies' world feel so real.

And now they're offering limited-edition prints of some of their most famous work.

“What we’d like to offer to the fans who’ve grown up with Harry Potter… [is] that they will bring their nostalgia to the next stage of their lives," Mina says in a video posted on the London-based company's website.

They also offer advice that we can't help but endorse:

"Any extra money you have as a designer, you should go and buy a book."

Currently on sale at The Printorium are a "Daily Prophet" front page from Deathly Hallows Part One, a Quidditch World Cup poster from The Goblet of Fire,
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Exclusive: Harry Potter Wizards Collection Blu-ray Horcruxes Photo

Exclusive: Harry Potter Wizards Collection Blu-ray Horcruxes Photo
We have an exclusive photo from the massive Blu-ray set Harry Potter Wizard's Collection, which gives you all eight Harry Potter movies on Blu-ray, DVD, and Digital Copy September 7. One of the exclusive collectibles included in this set is the Harry Potter Catalogue of Artifacts, which delves into the production designers' favorite props from the series. Take a look at all seven of the Horcruxes in our exclusive photo, and you can clickHere each week to unlock more content from this amazing book. You can also read a brief description of the book, and read the full press release with all of the official details on this upcoming boxed set.

"This 48-page rigid book was created by MinaLima Design: Eduardo Lima, Miraphora Mina and Lauren Wakefield, former graphic designers on the Harry Potter films. Filled with their favorite props from the films designed in "shadow boxes," this stunning catalogue can
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Half-Blood Prince creative designer reveals Weasley's Wizard Wheezes props

In a piece with Creative Review (http://www.creativereview.co.uk/cr-blog/2009/august1/magical-packaging-for-harry-potter-film) Nicholas Saunders (http://www.nicholassaunders.co.uk/harrypotter.html), creative designer for Half-Blood Prince, reveals some pieces he created for scenes in the Weasley's Wizard Wheezes shop in Diagon Alley. Pictures may be seen here (http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/thumbnails.php?album=448) (there are 10 images in total); Image: http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13923/normal_weasleyswands.gif Image: http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13923/normal_saltdrops.gif Image: http://www.snitchseeker.com/gallery/albums/userpics/13923/normal_miraphorusmagicset.gif ---Quote--- "I worked in the graphic design department for the film under the watchful gaze of senior graphic artists Miraphora Mina and Eduardo Lima – and alongside fellow assistant graphic artist Lauren Wakefield," Saunders explains. "It was just the four of us who created packaging for this particular set but this work here is just the stuff that I personally designed.
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