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Radcliffe: "I Will Always Be Potter"

16 November 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Daniel Radcliffe has dismissed fears continuing as movie wizard Harry Potter will typecast him - insisting he will star in all seven films. The 16-year-old, who has played the wizard since the first movie in 2001, is enjoying himself too much to leave the hit franchise, but intends to prove his versatility in a series of side projects. He says, "Ultimately it comes down to whether we're still enjoying it. If we are then I think we would be sort of stupid not to do them. As long as I'm doing other stuff around the same time, I think it'll be fine. Also, I sort of try to read the books when they come out impartially and not make up my mind, but the fact is when I was reading the sixth, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, there were bits in there where I was going, 'God, I would love to do that because it's so good.'" »

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New Potter book posted on Chinese BBS site

20 July 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

BEIJING -- Less than 24 hours after the English edition of the latest Harry Potter book went on sale in China's capital on the weekend, the full text of the 672-page tome was available for free on the Internet as an unauthorized e-book, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday. The Shui Mu Tsing Hua bulletin board service posted the full text of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince on Sunday, according to the Chinese language daily. Author J.K. Rowling has long warned readers against unauthorized electronic versions of her work. Her fantasy series enjoys vast popularity in China, however, spawning in 2002 a copycat adventure, Harry Potter and Leopard-Walk-Up-To-Dragon, by an unknown Chinese author who attributed the work to Rowling. »

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No royalties for Potter's 'Prince'

19 July 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- The latest installment in the Harry Potter series set sales records this weekend for book publishers Scholastic Corp. in the U.S. and Bloomsbury in the U.K., but their stocks did not benefit as some investors had hoped for an even bigger boon. Industry observers said the 8.9 million-plus one-day haul might have been short of some estimates, which had reached as much as 10 million, but it was the latest sign that the book sector does well with big-event releases, especially in the fantasy genre. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth release in the seven-book series by J.K. Rowling, broke "all known and independently validated U.K. book sales records for first-day sales" with more than 2 million copies sold on the first day, Bloomsbury said Monday, adding that it was "in line with" its projections. In Tuesday trading, Scholastic shares were trading higher at $37.47; Amazon shares were trading 1.61% or 60 cents higher at $37.79; and Bloomsbury shares closed at $6.75. »

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No royalties for Potter's 'Prince'

19 July 2005 | The Hollywood Reporter | See recent The Hollywood Reporter news »

NEW YORK -- The latest installment in the Harry Potter series set sales records this weekend for book publishers Scholastic Corp. in the U.S. and Bloomsbury in the U.K., but their stocks did not benefit as some investors had hoped for an even bigger boon. Industry observers said the 8.9 million-plus one-day haul might have been short of some estimates, which had reached as much as 10 million, but it was the latest sign that the book sector does well with big-event releases, especially in the fantasy genre. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, the sixth release in the seven-book series by J.K. Rowling, broke "all known and independently validated U.K. book sales records for first-day sales" with more than 2 million copies sold on the first day, Bloomsbury said Monday, adding that it was "in line with" its projections. In Tuesday trading, Scholastic shares were trading higher at $37.47; Amazon shares were trading 1.61% or 60 cents higher at $37.79; and Bloomsbury shares closed at $6.75. »

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Rowling's Latest Book Beats Previous Potter Records

19 July 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Author JK Rowling's latest Harry Potter book has beaten the record of her last five boy wizard releases - by selling a staggering 6.9 million copies in America in just 24 hours. The eagerly-awaited Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince novel has earned more than $100 million in revenue by selling over 250,000 copies per hour since its release on Saturday. Harry Potter And The Order Of The Phoenix was Rowling's most popular book until last weekend, selling five million copies in America when it was published in 2003. But her latest book's figures have even beaten the combined US box office sales of popular movies Wedding Crashers and Charlie And The Chocolate Factory. American publisher Scholastic's spokeswoman Lisa Holton says, "When a book beats out movies, we're in great shape. This is a cause for celebration, not just for Scholastic, but for book lovers everywhere." »

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Rowling Makes $36 Million in a Day

18 July 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has added another $36 million to her fortune - only 24 hours after the sixth book of the boy wizard series went on sale. Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince hit the shelves at one minute past midnight on Saturday to queues of ecstatic fans, and has already sold two million copies by closing time yesterday. When the last book, Harry PotterAnd The Order Of The Phoenix, was released in 2003, the rags-to-riches British author sold 1.7 million copies in the UK and 7 million in the US. But her latest magical adventure is predicted to exceed all previous records, with publishing experts expecting worldwide sales in excess of 10 million. An insider says, "All estimates are that this book will be even bigger than the last one. I think we should expect 2 million sales in Britain on the day of publication." »

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Rowling Bans Online Potter Books

16 June 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Harry Potter author JK Rowling has disappointed fans by banning any copies of the boy wizard novels from being published online in e-book form. The multi-millionairess' unpopular decision was sparked by the problems caused by pirate versions of the Potter releases, which appeared on the internet without her permission last month. Neil Blair, a lawyer with Rowling's literary agency, explains, "This has not been an area that we have sought to license. We monitor the internet and take appropriate action." But experts are convinced the magical Potter saga would be a smash hit in digital format. Nicholas Bogaty, director of the Open Ebook Forum, says, "I'm sure it would be a very big book very quickly and would probably serve as a terrific marketing vehicle to get people to buy the print book." Barbara Marcus, president of the children's books division of Rowling's US publisher, Scholastic Inc, counters, "I don't think that there is a cool enough or interesting enough hardware to get the kids engaged. One of the fantasies I had was of kids walking around, without backpacks, and somebody would say, 'You have to read Of Mice And Men and The Red Badge Of Courage. Here are the e-books.' That fantasy hasn't happened." Rowling's latest Harry Potter adventure, Harry Potter And The Half-Blood Prince, is released on July 16. »

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Potter Thieves Charged

7 June 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Two men have been charged with stealing copies of the next Harry Potter novel by police in Northamptonshire, England. Arun Lambert, 19, and a 37-year-old man appeared in court yesterday to respond to Friday's charges over theft and firearm offences. Author JK Rowling was granted a High Court injunction last week to stop the two men leaking details of Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince ahead of its official July release. Lambert is accused of theft and possession of an imitation firearm with intent to cause fear of violence, while his accomplice has been charged with possession of an offensive weapon and handling a stolen book. The men, from Kettering, Northamptonshire, are free on bail. »

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Rowling Gives Birth

25 January 2005 | WENN | See recent WENN news »

Harry Potter author JK Rowling Sunday night gave birth to her third child, an-unnamed girl. Rowling and her husband Dr. Neil Murray are "thrilled" by the birth - a little sister for 22-month-old David and 11-year-old Jessica, Rowling's daughter with first husband Jorge Arantes. During a chat with fans on her website last year, the British author - who recently finished the sixth Harry Potter book, Harry Potter And The Half Blood Prince - said she had always wanted three children and "could not be happier". »

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