J.K. Rowling is Back with ‘Tales of Beedle the Bard’

Author: Rosie

In: Book Release, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter’s adventures ended in 2007 with Deathly Hallows, the seventh book in the blockbuster series, but The Tales of Beedle the Bard, a book of five fairy tales written and illustrated by Rowling, goes on sale Thursday. First printing: 3.5 million copies. (Hallows’ first printing was 12 million.)

Like the Potter books, review copies aren’t available to critics, and the contents haven’t been leaked on the Internet.

But Rowling’s star power and healthy sales of young-adult books, including Stephenie Meyer’s immensely popular Twilight series, are strong indicators that Beedle will be a best seller.

And then there’s the fact that Beedle has a direct link to the boy wizard’s adventures: Beedle is the book that Hogwarts headmaster Albus Dumbledore bequeaths to Harry’s friend Hermione Granger in Deathly Hallows.

Advance sales of the $12.99 edition, which retailers including Borders, Barnes & Noble and Amazon are offering at a deep discount, are brisk on the three booksellers’ websites.

Amazon also is publishing 100,000 copies of a $100 collector’s edition. pic & source

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Rags to Riches Rowling is Richest Writer

Author: Rosie

In: Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Famous 43 year old Harry Potter writer, J.K. Rowing, can now claim her fame as the richest writer beating out James Patterson who wrote Along Came A Spider.  From welfare to wealth, she is proof that it can be done!

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Harry Potter Writer, J.K. Rowling honored by Edinburgh

Author: Rosie

In: 2008 Edinburgh Award, Harry Potter, J.K. Rowling

Harry Potter author JK Rowling receives the Edinburgh Award

J.K. Rowling has been honored for her services to the Scottish city in which she dreamed up adventures for Harry Potter, her world-famous boy wizard. Judges said Friday that Rowling was the unanimous choice to receive the 2008 Edinburgh Award, in recognition for her contributions to Scotland’s capital. Rowling said she was honored.  "Edinburgh is very much home for me and is the place where Harry evolved over seven books and many, many hours of writing in its cafes," Rowling said. "So much has happened to me both professionally and personally since I moved here nearly 15 years ago, that to receive this recognition is particularly meaningful and special." To read the full story, click here.

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