Seven days ago, a new YouTube channel
teased the creation of a mysterious new website called Pottermore
. Today, JK Rowling released details
about the new site. Pottermore will be 1) the exclusive place to purchase Harry Potter e-books, 2) a Harry Potter interactive experience/social networking site of sorts, and 3) a (free) repository of many pages of back notes about the Harry Potter series, similar in content, different in form, and possibly replacing the existence
of the Harry Potter encyclopedia long-teased by Rowling. Fans react
posted by lewedswiver
on Jun 23, 2011 -
A Tsar Is Born.
For his "extraordinary feat of leadership in taking a country that was in chaos and bringing it stability," Time
has announced Vladimir Putin as Person of the Year. Al Gore
and J.K. Rowling
posted by XQUZYPHYR
on Dec 19, 2007 -
Terry Pratchett isn't a happy muggle!
In a letter to the Sunday Times, Pratchett's had a go at the media for 'the continued elevation of JK Rowling at the expense of other writers'
. The letter appears to be in response to a Sunday Times article from last week (sorry, archived) and possibly this article
in Time magazine.
I agree that JK has had significantly more press in the last few years than any other author. I'm a Pratchett
fan, however, I suspect her success is down to a mix of good marketing and the simple truth that Harry Potter is (and don't shout at me)
, slightly less geeky and more accessible than the Discworld series. Although I wouldn't be too surprised if, eventually, the streets of Ankh Morpork are alive with “knights and ladies morris-dancing to Greensleeves"
posted by Nugget
on Jul 31, 2005 -
Aw, for the love of Kee-rist, can't anyone quit screwing with stuff
Columbus plans to shoot parallel versions of the first film -- one for the U.S.
market and one for Britain. His plan is to shoot two or three alternate sequences
for each film and to give the British film the first novel's original British title,
"Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone." The American film will be called,
"Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone."
posted by baylink
on Aug 24, 2000 -