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 […]