December 6th, 2023
Bloomsbury has introduced a curious update to its Harry Potter editions, bringing back the classic Harry Potter logo on the book covers. The original cover illustration by Jonny Duddle, in use since September 2014, remains unchanged, with the only adjustment being the replacement of the title typography with the iconic Harry Potter logo. This move […]
October 16th, 2023
A new deluxe edition of Robert Galbraith’s first novel The Cuckoo’s Calling was just announced. Limited to just 1000 copies, this exquisitely designed collector’s edition of the iconic first book in the bestselling series marks ten years since its first publication. About this Deluxe Edition A stunning cloth bound book inset with a unique black […]
September 29th, 2023
“The Running Grave” by Robert Galbraith, the seventh thrilling installment in the Cormoran Strike series, delves deep into a complex and compelling narrative. This book is a must-read for both devoted fans and newcomers, as it expertly blends suspense, mystery, and social commentary while exploring the intricate relationships and character dynamics that define the series. […]
September 12th, 2023
On October 16th, the companion book The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac will be released for sale, published by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and by Scholastic in the United States of America. This official compendium/encyclopedia of the Wizarding World will feature illustrations from seven artists who bring their vision of the Harry Potter world to […]
September 8th, 2023
The upcoming release The Running Grave by J.K. Rowling, the seventh book in the Cormoran Strike series, is scheduled for September 26th. We can now share that a distinctive feature of this installment will be its expansive structure, which will consist of 136 chapters. The book will open with a prologue, followed by nine parts […]
August 22nd, 2023
Ahead of the publication of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, The Rowling Library has taken the opportunity to publish an interview with one of the illustrators who brought this companion title to life. Peter Goes is a freelance artist and picture book illustrator, living in Belgium. He has also worked as a stage manager and […]
July 18th, 2023
Today, the official accounts of Robert Galbraith made an announcement regarding tomorrow’s big reveal: the official cover and synopsis of the new book, “The Running Grave,” will be unveiled on July 19th. Surprisingly, the synopsis and the cover have already surfaced on various library websites, with McNallyRobinson bookstore being one of them (credit goes to […]
April 1st, 2023
Carlsen, the celebrated German publishing house, has announced a one-of-a-kind celebration for the 25th anniversary of the release of the Harry Potter series in Germany. In honor of this momentous occasion, the publisher is releasing a single tome containing all seven books of J.K. Rowling’s famous series, comprising over 3000 pages. The tome will boast […]
March 3rd, 2023
Harry Potter fans around the world can rejoice as Bloomsbury Children’s Books has announced the upcoming release of The Harry Potter Wizarding Almanac, the first official magical companion to J.K. Rowling’s beloved series. This comprehensive guidebook will take readers on a journey through the wizarding world, from the Sorting Hat to spell-casting, and everything in […]
February 17th, 2023
Great news for fans of the Cormoran Strike series! J.K Rowling has tweeted a photo of the manuscript for her upcoming book The Running Grave. The photo reveals the first title page of the book, which features the title and the author’s name. However, the photo also allows a glimpse of the page below, albeit […]
February 6th, 2023
SCHOLASTIC MARKS 25 YEAR ANNIVERSARY OF THE PUBLICATION OF J.K. ROWLING’S HARRY POTTER AND THE SORCERER’S STONE THE BESTSELLING BOOK SERIES OF ALL TIME HAS SOLD 230 MILLION BOOKS IN THE U.S. (New York, NY – February 6, 2023) September 2023 will mark twenty-five years since American readers were first introduced to the “boy who […]
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 […]
MinaLima, the graphic design duo, has finally revealed the cover of their illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban, along with some first glimpses of the interior. In July 2022, the confirmation that this new edition would be released in 2023 had generated a lot of excitement among fans who have been […]
January 16th, 2023
Bloomsbury, the publishers of J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter series, has announced that the global celebration of the beloved stories will return in 2023 with a new name: Harry Potter Book Day. The event, previously known as Harry Potter Book Night, has been rebranded to allow fans of all ages to participate in the annual celebration, […]
January 12th, 2023
The signed edition of The Ink Black Heart by Robert Galbrath features a different title page design compared to the regular unsigned edition, as you can see in the photos below. The signed edition mimics the title design from the cover, whereas the regular edition uses a serif font. It is possible that the original […]
January 12th, 2023
J.K. Rowling has announced the title for the seventh book in the Cormoran Strike series. The title is “THE RUNNING GRAVE”. This exciting news was shared on Twitter by the author, who also gave fans a clue to help them guess the title. The clue she provided was “Disentangle the hanging venturer”. It was the […]
October 7th, 2022
Jim Kay, the artist behind the illustated edition of the Harry Potter books, is stepping down from working on them, his agent Alison Eldred has announced. Jim Kay has announced that he’s stepping down from working on the Harry Potter series. The fifth book will be published next week and it includes some fabulous work […]
September 23rd, 2022
Salani Editore, the publishing house who translated and published the Harry Potter books (and others J.K. Rowling’s works) in Italy, has recently published Collezionare Harry Potter by Massimo Battista. This new book is the first complete bibliography of J.K. Rowling’s works published in Italian, and it would be the brother of Philip Errington’s JK Rowling: […]
June 30th, 2022
Synopsis for The Ink Black Heart, the sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series, written by J.K. Rowling under the pen name Robert Galbraith: When frantic, dishevelled Edie Ledwell appears in the office begging to speak to her, private detective Robin Ellacott doesn’t know quite what to make of the situation. The co-creator of a […]
Monday. 2.30 pm. I was having a delicious plate of pasta carbonara when my bell rang. I did not know who could be ringing at lunch time, but I opened the door anyway. A young postman handed me a rectangular envelope; I thanked him and returned to the living room. I was about to keep […]
June 1st, 2022
We are pleased to announce the release of the updated and revised second edition of Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon. This comprehensive work delves into the behind-the-scenes story of the creation and evolution of the Harry Potter franchise, including the creative processes, marketing strategies, and legal issues that arose. Originally published in September 2021, this […]
May 31st, 2022
This summer, the Harry Potter series will be getting a radical new look for those enjoying the stories on digital devices. Twenty-five years after J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone was first published in print in the UK, the audiobooks and eBooks continue to ride high in the bestseller lists, with new generations […]
May 25th, 2022
Actor Tom Felton, who played Draco Malfoy in the Harry Potter films, will publish Beyond the Wand, his first biography on October 2022. They called for a break, and Gambon magicked up a cigarette from out of his beard. He and I were often to be found outside the stage door, having ‘a breath of […]
May 19th, 2022
Bloosmbury has shared with us in exclusive the first two photos of the upcoming edition to celebrate the 25 years since the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This upcoming edition is out next June 9th in the United Kingdom.
May 15th, 2022
To celebrate the 25th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is going to publish a new edition next June 9th. This was announced a few months ago, where the publisher promised that this new edition (that will have the original cover by Thomas Taylor) was going to include some […]
March 24th, 2022
The cover for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Original Screenplay have been revealed. J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves appears in the cover as the authors of the material. This official screenplay includes behind-the-scenes commentary and content and serves as the ultimate companion to the film. Not only can readers explore every scene of the […]
February 28th, 2022
It has been confirmed that the Original Screenplay for Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore (by J.K. Rowling and Steve Kloves) will be published by Little, Brown in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States, as well as in ebook format by Pottermore Publishing. The publication date for the third screenplay in the […]
February 17th, 2022
TIME TO CONJURE YOUR PATRONUS – FIRST LOOK AT THE NEW ILLUSTRATED EDITION OF HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX BY J.K. ROWLING, REVEALING SPECTACULAR COVER ART BY JIM KAY, AS HE INVITES GUEST ILLUSTRATOR NEIL PACKER TO JOIN HIM IN AN EXCITING CREATIVE COLLABORATION. Jim Kay’s Illustrated Editions of the Harry Potter […]
February 9th, 2022
Amazon has updated its page for the collectors’ edition of the illustrated Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix (by J.K. Rowling, with artwork by Jim Kay), and the listing says the book will be 576 pages long. In comparison, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire is 464 pages long (and both editions, […]
February 4th, 2022
Insight Editions will publish “The Art and Making of Hogwarts Legacy”, a companion book to the upcoming open-world action RPG based in the Wizarding World. The book will be authored by Jody Revenson, who is the main author of the Wizarding World tie-in books, such as “Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore Movie Magic” and […]
February 2nd, 2022
THURSDAY 3rd FEBRUARY 2022 sees the launch of Miles of Magic: Reading Challenge. Created by the National Literacy Trust in partnership with Bloomsbury Children’s Books, this is a fun and exciting seven week reading for pleasure campaign, helping to bring the magic of reading to life for children, as part of the 25th anniversary celebrations of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone by J.K. Rowling, […]
January 31st, 2022
The Bookseller reports that Pottermore Publishing, the digital content company for J K Rowling’s Wizarding World, saw revenues rise by 23% to £40.4m while pretax profits rocketed 150% to £9.5m. The company reported details of its financial results covering the period for the 12 months to 31st March 2021. Revenues saw an uplift of 23% […]
January 31st, 2022
The Ickabog, J.K. Rowling’s fairy tale published during the COVID-19 pandemic two years ago, is still helping people around the world. The author shared the news today that, thanks to the all sales worldwide, her charity trust Volant was able to donate over £8 millions to more than 70 international charities to help alleviate the […]
January 27th, 2022
We are only two months away from the release of the third film in the new Wizarding World series, Fantastic Beasts: The Secrets of Dumbledore. However, there are no official announcements yet about the publication of the original screenplay. For the first two movies, a hardback edition of the screenplay was published at the same […]
January 24th, 2022
Bloomsbury has confirmed to us that the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, with artwork by the great Jim Kay, will be published on October 11th, 2022. Both editions, the regular edition and the deluxe edition, will be published on the same day. Bloomsbury will share more news about the […]
January 19th, 2022
The sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling’s pen name) has an official release date. One day after it was leaked into bookstores such as Amazon and Waterstones, the official social media account for Robert Galbraith together with the publishers’ accounts (Mullholland Books and Little, Brown and Co) have announced […]
December 3rd, 2021
J.K. Rowling tweeted minutes ago that she just finished a new novel and it will be published next year. Her tweet is a reply/quote to another tweet asking for “Strike news”, so we can assume she is referring to the sixth book in the Cormoran Strike series. New book finished, out next year 🖤 <- […]
October 11th, 2021
To promote The Christmas Pig, the new book that is out tomorrow, J.K. Rowling did a interview with The Daily Mail, and read an extract of The Christmas Pig. These are the questions and answers, and at the end you can watch the video. Can you tell us a bit about the inspiration behind the […]
October 10th, 2021
For the promotion of The Christmas Pig (out this Tuesday), The Sunday Times has published a new article by J.K. Rowling titled My childhood, the novel I threw away — and how my son inspired my new book. The article has been published online on Saturday 9th, and in the print edition of the Culture […]
October 1st, 2021
HARRY POTTER: A MAGICAL YEAR is out next week! See some exclusive photos of this new beautiful edition that includes illustration by the great Jim Kay: Preorder on Bloomsbury Books website (UK)
September 30th, 2021
The Christmas Pig: A Family Event with J.K. Rowling will be a one-time event for the publication of Rowling’s new book. It will take place at the Alexandra Palace Theatre, in London, on October 12th. J.K. Rowling will be in conversation with television presenter Konnie Huq, and she will be joined on stage by the […]
August 12th, 2021
Bloomsbury will publish a special commemorative edition featuring the original cover design of Hary Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, with artwork by Thomas Taylor. To be published in June 2022, this new edition will mimic the original one published back in 1997. The British publisher has set up a page answering frequent questions from the […]
August 11th, 2021
Sphere announced the publication of The Strike Collection, a new box set that contains the first five novels by Robert Galbraith in paperback format. This box set will be available from October and you can pre-order already on the links available at the Little, Brown website.
July 5th, 2021
Jim Kay shared this piece (in progress) for the forthcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix in his Instagram account: The illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is expected to be published in 2022 by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United […]
June 29th, 2021
The cover design for J.K. Rowling’s new book for children, The Christmas Pig, has been revealed. Jim Field has produced a stunning illustration for the cover as well as nine black and white spreads and design features for the interior of the book. J.K. Rowling commented: ‘Jim’s illustrations are simply perfect. It really is as […]
Interview with Richard Horne,who designed the original covers forFantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages.
November 22nd, 2020
It has been announced that Canongate Books will publish The Diaries of Alan Rickman in autumn 2022. The diaries of the late actor – 27 handwritten volumes of his “witty, gossipy and utterly candid” thoughts about his career and life spanning more than 25 years – are going to be edited down into a single […]
March 27th, 2020
We got access to a leaked preview of the upcoming edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone (Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone in the United States of America). In this preview, you can appreciate some illustrations from this beautiful edition that looks really promising. Update: We were asked to remove the […]
February 10th, 2020
Scholastic will publish Hogwarts Library: The Illustrated Collection, and the tentative publication date is November 10, 2020. This giftable boxset (as the publisher promotes it) will include the three illustrated editions of the companion books by J.K. Rowling, Fantastic beasts and where to find them, The Tales of Beedle the Bard and Quidditch through the […]
February 6th, 2020
Jim Kay, the artist behind the Harry Potter Illustrated editions, has just shared that he has “been battered by depression these last few months, and despite working non stop have produced practically nothing for The Order of the Phoenix. A minor miracle is now required to get this book done.” Mental health is really important […]
October 11th, 2018
Lethal White was published on September 18th and readers recognized quickly a continuity error on the novel. On page 207 (at least in the digital edition), it says: “Strike lit a cigarette and thought back over all the women there had been since he’d left Charlotte. First, Ciara Parker, a gorgeous one-night stand, with no […]
October 6th, 2018
As it happened with Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them, the second film in the series Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald will have a lot of companion books. One of them is Lights, Camera, Magic! – The Making of Fantastic Beasts: The Crimes of Grindelwald, which is authored by Ian Nathan. Nathan already wrote Inside […]
September 24th, 2018
On October 9th, Scholastic will publish in the United States of America the illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle the Bard, just one week after Bloomsbury publishes its edition in the United Kingdom. While the British edition artwork was in charge of Chris Riddell, the American counterpart was illustrated by Lisbeth Zwerger. Two weeks before […]
May 15th, 2018
Our friends from Univers Harry Potter found a Taiwanese e-commerce website that gives away the new content that will be included in the “Harry Potter Film Wizardry: The Updated Edition”, to be released in November.
November 29th, 2017
The House Editions of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone published earlier this year included a few pages of “fact files” in the back of each book. Most of this information can be traced back to various writings, interviews, and tweets of J.K. Rowling. One of these facts, however, can not. The Hufflepuff and Ravenclaw […]
October 13th, 2017
Thanks to the Kel Ediciones bookshop, we received a copy of the preview of the upcoming Illustrated Edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, to be released in November. Although the illustrations are not new, we can see the general layout of the book and how the text will be displayed over the […]
August 14th, 2017
Lumos, J.K. R0wling’s non-profit organization that works to help the millions of children in institutions worldwide regain their right to a family, has launched a new campaign to raise money. It aims at Harry Potter fans – the perks that you can get by donating are really interesting. While the grand prize is an all-paid visit […]
July 16th, 2017
If you can not wait until October when the illustrated edition by Jim Kay of Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban will be released, then check this 9-pages digital preview of the book.
June 23rd, 2017
In a unique collaboration between Bloomsbury and the curators of the British Library, two new books will be published this autumn to accompany Harry Potter: A History of Magic: The Exhibition.
June 21st, 2017
There will be a special exhibition at the National Library of Scotland in Edinburgh that will last only for seven hours. The reason? The 20th anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone.
March 14th, 2017
A new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them with a new foreword by Newt Scamander and six new creatures has been published by Bloomsbury today in the United Kingdom – and by Scholastic in the United States. However, the British publication house also announced a new edition to be released in November.
March 11th, 2017
There are two new previews of the upcoming audiobook edition for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, narrated by Eddie Redmayne, the actor who portraits Newt Scamander in the newest films from J.K. Rowling’s. Wizarding World.
March 8th, 2017
A new edition of J.K. Rowling’s Newt Scammander’s Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them releases next week. In addition to new artwork, this will feature six new creatures and a new Introduction by Newt. The German Amazon site offers a preview of the book, including the full introduction.
March 7th, 2017
Bloomsbury, Scholastic and Pottermore revealed the cover for the next illustrated edition in the Harry Potter series: Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. The cover shows a dark scene – Harry in front of the Knight Bus. This is in contrast from the first two cover artworks from this new collection, that depicted happy moments from […]
November 11th, 2016
Yesterday was the Press Conference for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and the World Premiere too in London. J.K. Rowling was present at both events, and she revealed more about the upcoming films of this new series. Rowling talked about Albus Dumbledore and what we are going to see in the second film: […]
October 24th, 2016
This year Bloomsbury published two new editions for its slipcase collection of Harry Potter books: Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets (January) and Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban (April). Next month is the release of Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire in this format – and we have the images of […]
October 17th, 2016
While other magazines embarrass themselves, Empire Magazine will do something fabulous for the release of Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them movie.
October 14th, 2016
Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them is not anymore part of a trilogy. J.K. Rowling confirmed today in a Fan Event that there will be five movies – although we do not know if the title of all of them will be Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them.
September 1st, 2016
The original screenplay for Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, by J.K. Rowling – out on November 18 – has its cover revealed today.
August 19th, 2016
Anna Rafferty is the current Director of Product, Creative and Content at Pottermore. She’s been on the job since January 2015, and she is one of the responsible people for the relaunch of the Pottermore website. She talked to Pottermore about the upcoming digital publications – the three ebooks with short stories about Hogwarts, part […]
August 8th, 2016
To mark the 20th anniversary of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, Bloomsbury is teaming up with the British Library for a very special exhibition. On the anniversary date (June 27th, 2017), the publishing house will be releasing four new Hogwarts house-themed editions of The Philosopher’s Stone, each featuring the crest and colours of either […]
July 21st, 2016
We found out about this a few weeks ago – but we couldn’t confirm what was about. “Harry Potter Illustrated Box Set” was the title but no more info, just a suggested price. Now, we have all the details about what Bloomsbury has planned for November for the Harry Potter fans.
June 25th, 2016
After the revelation of the final cover for the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Rehearsal Edition, now it is time to know how the book will look.
June 22nd, 2016
Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom and Scholastic in the United States released new information about the upcoming edition of the companion book Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find them.
April 26th, 2016
Fantastic Beasts is J.K. Rowling’s screenwriting debut, and luckily for us, the script will be published in November! This will give us a better idea of exactly what J.K. Rowling came up with and how the filmmakers embellished it. Exciting news come from Little, Brown and Scholastic, who together will publish Fantastic Beast And Where To […]
April 21st, 2016
Bloomsbury has upload a PDF preview of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. This preview is 8 pages long and, of course, includes new illustrations by Jim Kay. The new artwork shown is a double page about mandrakes, a double page of the chapter The Deathday Party (with a background […]
March 31st, 2016
As we told you previously, the illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets is going to be published in the United Kingdom and the United States of America on October 4th. The book will have 272 pages, and will be illustrated by Jim Kay again.
March 30th, 2016
BuzzFeed (in partnership with Scholastic and Bloomsbury, the publishers behind this project) has published the cover of the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, alongside with an inside illustration of a phoenix.
March 17th, 2016
Scholastic, the American publisher of the Harry Potter books, will release a new box containing two wizarding classics: Quidditch through the Ages and The Tales of Beedle the Bard. This elegant boxed set will be released on June 29th in the United States.
February 10th, 2016
Next year we will be celebrating 20 years since the first publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Today, Bloomsbury and Pottermore announced through a “publishing programme” some new editions that will be published in 2017. We will discover a new edition of Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them featuring new content from […]
February 10th, 2016
We were sharing the rumours with you a few days ago, it has now been confirmed on Pottermore: Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will also be published both as a book and an ebook. Actually, two versions of the script will exist. The first one will be on sale right after the world premiere on […]
January 25th, 2016
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is the upcoming two-part West End stage play scheduled to open in July 2016, set nineteen years after the end of Harry Potter and Deathly Hallows, which will be about Harry Potter (now a Ministry of Magic employee) and his son Albus Potter. Considered to be the sequel of […]
November 20th, 2015
The audiobooks of J K Rowling’s Harry Potter novels are available from today through Audible’s UK, US, Australian and German sites, thanks to a deal with Pottermore. The audiobooks are produced by Pottermore and read by Jim Dale (in the North American version), Felix von Manteuffel (in the German version) and Stephen Fry (in the UK […]
November 5th, 2015
Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone illustrated edition by Jim Kay was published a month ago, and now fans can buy the deluxe version. It “features an opulent page size and an exclusive pull-out double gatefold of Diagon Alley; intricate foiled line art by Jim Kay on the real cloth cover and slipcase; gilt edges […]
October 27th, 2015
At the beginning of the year, Bloomsbury published a gift edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, presented in a foiled slipcase decorated with art by Jonny Duddle. The Rowling Library got the scoop on the date, price and the first images of Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban editions that belong to […]
October 22nd, 2015
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child will open next year in London, England. But the artwork, date, prices and even the tagline has been released today for the, as they call it, the eight story.
October 19th, 2015
October 20th is here, finally! And the third novel in the Cormoran Strike series by Robert Galbraith (J.K. Rowling pseudonym) is being published in the United Kingdom and the United States of America. Jo herself said that you could read this book without having read The Cuckoo’s Calling nor The Silkworm, but we think you […]
October 9th, 2015
We are less than two weeks away from the publication day of the third book in the Cormoran Strike series, Career of Evil. The Guardian has published the first chapter to read, and TIME has published chapter number two. Remember you can pre-order Career of Evil with free worldwide shipping here. Enjoy!
October 8th, 2015
Digital versions of all seven Harry Potter books are now exclusively available on Apple’s iBooks Store. The company announced the launch in a press release published today, adding that the “enhanced” digital versions of J.K. Rowling’s novels feature interactive animations, custom covers, and annotations written by Rowling herself.
October 6th, 2015
This is it! The wait is over! If you live in one of the lucky countries, you will be able today to get your copy of the Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s / Sorcerer’s Stone. J.K. Rowling and the press are talking about this, because, although it may look otherwise, it is […]
October 5th, 2015
Tomorrow is the big day! Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be launched, for the first time, as illustrated edition. Entertainment Weekly published a new interview with Jim Kay – the illustrator – including new four images. The Telegraph and Pottermore published an interview too.
October 2nd, 2015
The Telegraph Books has revealed new illustrations by Jim Kay. In this new set of new artwork, we can appreciate new characters (McGonagall), new places (The Great Hall), and new scenes, of course. However, be careful if you click. You may not want to spoil the surprise when you open your copy of the illustrated […]
September 17th, 2015
With an online campaign, Bloomsbury and Scholastic have revealed Lord Voldemort’s face on Unveil Voldemort website. The illustration, made by Jim Kay, appeared after 14.000 people shared the hashtag #UnveilVoldemort on Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr. The final image shows Voldemort’s eye on the back of Quirrell’s head.
September 8th, 2015
The American news media website, BuzzFeed, has worked alongside with Bloomsbury to release brand new material from the upcoming illustrated Harry Potter edition. Although they say the images are brand new, the artwork showing Hagrid carrying baby Harry was published here first, and the new profile picture of Harry was part of ads that Bloomsbury […]
September 8th, 2015
Time for another never seen before artwork from the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition. Today, you are going to see a marvellous illustration from Chapter 1, The Boy Who Lived. The painting shows one of the first scenes, Hagrid carrying baby Harry to Privet Drive, where Dumbledore and McGonagall await them.
August 31st, 2015
We are more than happy to share with our readers another exclusive about the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated book. This time, it is the complete artwork for the dust jacket of the soon-to-be-published edition. The artwork shows the full scene at the Hogwarts Express departure from King’s Cross, with Harry among the people.
August 28th, 2015
Bloomsbury seems to have started the marketing campaign for the Harry Potter Illustrated Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Alongside the release of new characters potraits, today the publishing house has shared online a seven pages preview of this upcoming edition. The seven pages are extract of chapter four and chapter eleven. You can see the […]
August 27th, 2015
Bloomsbury has shared two new images from the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition in their Twitter account. Each image contains a quote from the first book and a character potrait. The first one is an new Harry Potter face, while the second is Ron Weasley. Ron’s face was already been shared, but was an sketch. Now […]
July 15th, 2015
Bloomsbury will release another Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone edition this year. On 5th November 2015, the Deluxe Illustrated Slipcase Edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be available for £135.00, exclusively available from Bloomsbury website (10% discount). You can pre-order here. This deluxe illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s timeless classic will […]
June 25th, 2015
Bloomsbury is going to republish the adults editions of Harry Potter on August 13th. The original covers were already published as paperback, though this time the stunning woodcut covers by Andrew Davidson will be on the original white and black.
June 18th, 2015
Scholastic will release new editions of the two companions texts from Hogwarts, Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them and Quidditch Through the Ages. Scheduled to be released on June 30 (only two weeks from now), they will be in hardcover format and, for the first time, to be sold individually. Each book will be […]
June 11th, 2015
Career of Evil is the third book in the highly acclaimed series by Robert Galbraith, and will be published on October 22nd, 2015. Along with the publication date, Little Brown has released a synopsis and the cover art. [wordery isbn=9780751562279]You can pre-order Career of Evil with free worldwide shipping from here.[/wordery]
June 4th, 2015
Last Wednesday, Bloomsbury held a private event to show an exclusive preview of the Jim Kay artwork to be used in the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition. It was very secretive, as no photographs or mobile devices were allowed. The only known photo was shared by the Chicken and Frog blog, and it is from […]
May 29th, 2015
Andrew Wilson is the translator behind the Harry Potter ancient greek edition, which was published by Bloomsbury in 2004. He recently updated his website telling the story about it, how he approached Bloomsbury for this project and more. The website has a Commentary and Notes section, which more information about the translation, used styles and […]
May 21st, 2015
Bloomsbury revealed another image by Jim Kay from the illustrated Harry Potter edition. This time, the image is Harry Potter in his first room at Durleys’, the well-known cupboard under the stairs: “Harry was used to spiders, because the cupboard under the stairs was full of them, and that was where he slept”. This edition will […]
May 20th, 2015
Last year, Bloomsbury published new Harry Potter editions with Jonny Duddle’s illutrations on the covers. The Financial Times is informing that sales of books by JK Rowling published by Bloomsbury rose 29 per cent due to the reissue of the novels in August 2014 with these new artwork. Also, Nigel Newton, chief executive, said he expected the […]
April 24th, 2015
Great news, Robert Galbraith fans! Through his Twitter account, Robert Galbraith confirmed today that he finished his third novel. Career of Evil, the third book in the Cormoran Strike saga, has its title from a song by the band Blue Oyster Cult. In fact, J.K. Rowling promised a signed copy of the book to a […]
April 14th, 2015
Finally, Very Good Lives is out today! You can grab your copy at your local bookshop or buy it online via Wordery (they offer free worldwide shipping!). We will publish our review this week, so we do not spoil it, but feel free to leave your comments in this section if you already read it. […]
March 27th, 2015
Bloomsbury and Scholastic have revealed the cover of the upcoming Harry Potter illustrated edition of the first book in the J.K. Rowling series, The Philosopher’s Stone. In the cover, made by the artist Jim Kay, we can see the Hogwarts Express with Harry standing alongside. This edition will be published globally on October 6, 2015. […]
March 10th, 2015
We are happy to share with our readers this never seen artwork from the upcoming Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone: Illustrated Edition. With illustrations by Jim Kay, the book will be published on 6th October 2015, and will be the first illustrated edition of a Harry Potter novel.
February 28th, 2015
J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography, the official bibliography published by Bloomsbury Books is published today. The book, written by Philip W. Errington, is promoted as “the definitive bibliography of the writings of J. K. Rowling”. You can read an interview with the author on the fansite Always J.K. Rowling, and purchase the book here on Amazon.
February 6th, 2015
Bloomsbury is going to publish an official bibliography of J.K. Rowling next February 26th – called J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography 1997-2013. The book is being written by Philip Errington, Director for Children’s Books within the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s. Now, J.K. Rowling has made this official comment about the upcoming book: As […]
January 31st, 2015
A new gift edition for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone will be released next week (February 5th). Published by Bloomsbury in the United Kingdom, it coincides with the Harry Potter Book Night, the worldwide event organized by the publishing house. With a week ahead until its publication, new images are online to see how […]
January 22nd, 2015
Little, Brown has just announced a new edition of The Casual Vacancy published today. This new edition is released today to tie-in with the release of the BBC One drama, the adaptation of the novel produced by BBC and The Blair Partnership. The cover shows the main characters potrayed by the actors. This is the […]
January 13th, 2015
Today Bloomsbury have released four new images from the upcoming illustrated edition of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. Illustrated by Jim Kay, the images show four major characters from the books: Rubeus Hagrid, Hermione Granger, Draco Malfoy and Ron Weasley. The book will be published on 6th October 2015, and will be the first […]
January 9th, 2015
Bloomsbury announced today a new edition for Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. This new edition comes in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, the cover illustrator of the last Harry Potter editions published in the United Kingdom. The book has February 5th, 2015 as its release […]
December 3rd, 2014
Little, Brown Book Group announces the publication of an illustrated edition of J.K. Rowling’s 2008 Harvard Commencement speech, Very Good Lives: The Fringe Benefits of Failure and the Importance of Imagination (hardback; £9.99). The book will be illustrated by Joel Holland and will be published worldwide in the English language on 14th April 2015.
October 15th, 2014
Bloomsbury will publish a gift edition hardback of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone next year. “This gift edition hardback, presented in a beautiful foiled cloth slipcase decorated with brand new line art by Jonny Duddle, is the perfect introduction to Harry Potter.” The price will be £20.00 and will be released on February 12, […]
September 8th, 2014
Bloomsbury has updated its website with the cover of “J.K. Rowling – A Bibliography 1997 – 2013”, the book written by Philip Errington (Sotheby’s). The book will focus on the works of J.K. Rowling and the different ways they were published. Click to see the cover.
August 20th, 2014
Bloomsbury revealed the artwork for new Harry Potter hardback boxed set. It was made by Jonny Duddle, the illustrator who also made the covers for this new edition. Watch it here.
August 1st, 2014
Bloomsbury, the British publisher of the Harry Potter books, has revealed in its Facebook Page the seven covers made by Jonny Duddle for the new editions soon to be released. You can see a promotional poster with the seven artworks, and the new covers here, here, here and here.
July 18th, 2014
Amazon announced a new subscription plan called Kindle Unlimited, which allows enjoying unlimited access to over 600,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks on any device for just $9.99 a month. The Harry Potter series are included in this catalogue.
July 4th, 2014
Bloomsbury has revealed the new cover of the third book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban. See it here. The artwork has been made by Jonny Duddle and will be part of the new editions that Bloomsbury plans to publish in September of this year.
June 19th, 2014
The Silkworm, the new novel by J.K. Rowling, under the pen name of Robert Galbraith, is released today! This is the 10th novel by J.K. Rowling, after the Harry Potter serie and the two novels for adults, The Casual Vacancy and The Cuckoo’s Calling.
June 11th, 2014
The first review copies of The Silkworm, the upcoming book by J.K. Rowling (under her pen name, Robert Galbraith) were sent today to the media, and two positive articles have appeared online. The first one, from The Independent, and the second one, from The Telegraph.
May 27th, 2014
Bloomsbury has revealed the new cover of the second book in the Harry Potter series, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets. Enjoy it here. The artwork has been made by Jonny Duddle and will be part of the new editions that Bloomsbury plans to publish in September of this year.
April 2nd, 2014
Bloomsbury will publish ‘J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography’ on December, in hardback format. The book is being written by Philip Errington. Mr. Errington is Director for Children’s Books within the Department of Printed Books and Manuscripts at Sotheby’s. He was in charge of the auction of The Tale of Beedle the Bard manuscript in 2008, which was […]
March 20th, 2014
Bloomsbury will publish a new Harry Potter edition. The Harry Potter books will have a new face starting this September. Jonny Duddle is in charge of the new covers, which have a more tale-legend look than the previous one, possibly to stay in the same area than Pottermore. His past works include The Pirate Cruncher and […]
February 18th, 2014
The Cuckoo’s Calling sequel has been announced: The Silkworm will be released on June 19th on the United Kingdom (Little Brown), and June 24th on the United States (Hachette Book Group). Robert Galbraith/J.K. Rowling will be taking part in the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival in Harrogate, on 18th July at 7:30pm, in conversation […]