Featured in the February 2023 issue of The Rowling Library Magazine.

MinaLima answers frequently asked questions about their Prisoner of Azkaban edition

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MinaLima, the acclaimed publisher of illustrated editions of J.K. Rowling’s iconic novels, has announced the release of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, set to hit shelves on October 3rd. With fans eagerly awaiting the latest installment, MinaLima has taken to social media to share answers to the most frequently asked questions. In this post, we’ve gathered all of these clarifications and insights in one place for your convenience, providing a comprehensive overview of what to expect from this highly anticipated release.

“Both the US Scholastic and UK Bloomsbury editions will publish in October 2023. French edition by Gallimard will publish in November are yet to be confirmed. We will keep you updated but best to contact the publishers!”

“All our books are always the original, complete unabridged texts; we reimagine the stories with our original, colourful artworks and interactive elements. All editions of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban will be identical in their book cover design and the illustrations and interactives inside!”

“The only difference between US Scholastic and UK Bloomsbury editions is the English text: American for USA and British for Britain. The illustrations are identical despite being colorful in US and colourful for the Brits!”

“ONLY the copies of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban pre-ordered at MinaLima.com are signed by Mira and Eduardo. We are taking pre-orders only for the Uk edition of the book. And, yes, we ship worldwide!”

“When you place your pre-order; the money will leave your account straightaway: As a small company, this allows us to reserve your copy and start setting up systems and make arrangements for the packing and shipping process.”

“Shipping costs are based on the weight of the package and the distance between MinaLima and your home. If you ate outside the UK, you may have to paay customs charges, too, once your book arrives.”

“If you hace purchased your signed copy of Harry Potter and The Prisoner of Azkaban from us, first you will receive a confirmation of yout pre-order.”

“When we dispatch yout book in October; it will be packed securely to ensure it does not get damaged on its way to you.”

“You will receive an email containing a link to track your delivery. Most orders are sent with FedEx. In some cases we may use an alternative courier service such as Royal Mail or DPD.”

“The book cover and the illustration also go through several rounds of colour testing and adjusting to make sure everything is perfect. This can also take several weeks. And only then comes the final printing of the full book and shipping from the printers to the publishers and then to all the shops! All in all, it’s a long process!”

“A note on bookshops following some questions: the publishers supply all books to the bookstores directly. MinaLima does not arrange or affect this in any wat. So if you want to buy our books from your local bookshop, you have to ask them to place orders with the publishers! If you don’t ginf them on the shelves, please ask at the desk!”