Nerd alert! J.K. Rowling is releasing a book of wizard fairy tales, called The Tales of Beedle the Bard, for her reading charity.
The book will be published Dec. 4 by Bloomsbury in Britain and Scholastic in America. Amazon also plans a leather-bound collectors’ edition that will sell for $100.
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Is it lame to still geek out whenever J.K. Rowling makes a public appearance? It probably is but, no matter, we’re going to update you about her Harvard Commencement speech anyway. She was the university’s fifth female Commencement speaker since 1950. At the June 5 ceremony talked about her greatest challenges and achievements: failure and Read More
While J.K. Rowling is fighting for the integrity of her Harry Potter series in a New York court, ABC is scheming to make a documentary about the Potter author’s very private life. Reuters reports that 20/20 will air the profile some time in November and will include several interviews, scenes from Read More
Well, maybe. Brit JK Rowling, the Harry Potter lady, and Warner Bros, the studio behind the movie versions, are suing New York publisher RDR Books over an encyclopedia devoted to the boy wizard and other characters from the series. A witness list needs to be handed to the judge for the New York Federal District Read More
Harvard announced today that J. K. Rowling will deliver the keynote address at this year’s commencement ceremony, which will be held on June 5th. As is customary, the Harry Potter author will receive an honorary degree from the university.
Newly minted Harvard president Drew Faust issued a statement this morning in which she Read More
Former Getty Museum antiquities curator Marion True went on trial in Athens yesterday on charges she conspired over a decade ago to acquire for the museum an ancient gold funerary wreath.
After the Battle of Brooklyn: East River Incognita II “further examines [artist Duke Riley's] fascination with and exploration Read More
J.K. Rowling and Warner Bros. filed a lawsuit at Manhattan federal court today over a book billed as an unofficial encyclopedic companion to the Harry Potter book series, according to Reuters. They claim the book infringes copyright and attempts to cash in on the successful series.
The 400-page book, titled the "The Harry Read More
Variety reports out an interesting take on the record-breaking sales of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows:
While the book and movie businesses are structured very differently, dollars the franchise generated domestically this weekend for its creator and distributor surpass what a studio might take in for a hit tentpole. Publishers typically sell books Read More
From a list of five presumably serious story ideas by some clowns who call themselves INNOVATION INTERNATIONAL MEDIA CONSULTING GROUP: “Is still New York the capital of the book publishing world?
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“The print book is dead. God save the printing book industry!”
“Why young Read More