Jo has finally come forth with a release date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows — July 21, 2007.
You can preorder now on Amazon.com.
You can read all about it on CNN.
More on my thoughts for this book later. I’m excited to have a release date, as much as it saddens me to see the end of the ride for these characters. But curiosity has to be the prevailing reaction on my end…
So now the end is really in sight, because the final Harry Potter book has a name:
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Thanks for the tip, dad! Story below…
J.K. Rowling’s Next Book Titled
‘Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows’
By JEFFREY A. TRACHTENBERG
December 21, 2006 10:05 a.m.
Scholastic Corp., the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter series, said today that J.K. Rowling’s next book will be titled “Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows.”
The novel will be the seventh and final volume in the series. It is not known when Ms. Rowling will deliver her manuscript.
Ms. Rowling’s last novel, “Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince,” was her most successful book in the U.S., according to Kyle Good, a spokeswoman for Scholastic. There are currently 13.5 million hardcovers and two million paperback copies of that title in print in the U.S.
Ms. Rowling is one of the few authors in the world whose novels are factored into its publisher’s total corporate sales and earnings by Wall Street analysts. This week Scholastic reported a 12% gain in fiscal second-quarter profit. Net income in the quarter ended Nov. 30 was $75.1 million, or $1.75 a share, up from $66.9 million, or $1.58 a share. Revenue rose 5.6% to $735.5 million. The publisher projected full-year earnings per share of $1.55 to $1.85, but that could change if Ms. Rowling delivers her book within the fiscal year.
Altogether there are an estimated 120 million hardcover and paperback copies of Ms. Rowling’s six Harry Potter novels in print in the U.S.
Harry Potter and The Half Blood Prince.
July 16, 2005.
Trivia (OotP movie scarf as the grand prize), DVDs, possible dramatic readings and assured general mayhem before the midnight release – my place.
And it’s already the Amazon top bestseller. Good to know I am not even close to the most rabid fan out there.
It was fun to do the riddles in the study on Jo’s site if you’re interested. Don’t click the ‘more’ on this post unless you want the cheats.
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I get so many comments on this old post that it is silly and quite disturbing. So just for good measure, I’m going to give a synopsis of what I’ve said there. Sheesh, people.
Casting for Goblet of Fire is all over and done with – the movie began filming in April of this year, I think. You can see the casting call info from last year here. If you live in the UK and are seriously interested in auditioning when OotP rolls around (the movie isn’t even officially happening yet), I would run periodic searches for “Harry Potter casting call” on your favorite search engine. Or just call Leavesden Studios and ask for the information. Good luck.
I can’t believe I’m even being asked this, but no, I don’t have access to the stars email addresses. I would recommend sending a note to their official fan mail address. For Daniel Radcliffe, Emma Watson, or Tom Felton send mail to:
c/o Harry Potter Productions
P.O. Box 3000
Hertfordshire WD25 7LT
For Rupert Grint, send mail to:
Peter Fraser & Dunlop
34-43 Russell St.
London WC2B 5HA, UK
I found these on www.mugglenet.com. I’d check them out for the latest Harry Potter action – it’s a great fansite. Rumor has it that Jo Rowling frequents their chat rooms …
That’s all the news I have. Seriously. So quit asking me. If I learn anything else, I promise to share. Honest. I’m a 27-year-old American … it’s not like I’m worried about you stealing a cameo out from under me.
Jo Rowling has announced the title to book six.
If you want to find it out the hard way, check out her site: www.jkrowling.com
I took a gander at the new spiderman trailer today. They appear to be packing a LOT of character development into this movie. I’ll be interested to see if it works or if it feels rushed. I think it is a cool concept to address the practical difficulties of being a crime-fiighting superhero. It doesn’t exactly pay the rent, after all. I’m looking forward to the flick.
And, lest I fall down on my job, I have watched the new Prisoner of Azkaban trailer umpteen million times thus far. The entire Harry Potter Costuming world is throwing themselves hungrily into discerning all the changes that have been made to the uniforms for the third installment. After all, if we never changed the outfits, we’d eventually run out of merchandising opportunities, now wouldn’t we?
Still the trailer whets the appetite. I can’t wait. I was leery about the choice of Emma Thompson as Professor Trelawny, as much as I adore the actress. But the trailer has assuaged my fears. I have been hearing mutterings that the dementors look too much like ringwraiths … but then, in my brain they looked about the same before I had ever seen either on film, so I’m not disturbed by it …
The Prisoner of Azkaban trailer is out.
I am doing this at work … sneaky, sneaky me. I keep starting guiltily and getting all tense through the shoulders whenever I hear someone walk by. I am really starting to want my own C.H.I.M.P. so that I can continue to goof off in peace.
I am still not done with OotP, but I am THIS CLOSE. It is driving me crazy. Why did my real life have to go and interfere with my imaginary one? Bah. Overall, I’m loving it. I long to post my thoughts, but I will abstain until I reach the bitter end. Am I the only person who has found Harry to be a complete BRAT the entire year?
The Harry Potter party was a lot of fun! We had a good crowd and watched the second movie. Steve also ran a trivia contest, complete with goofy prizes: I think the nimbus 2000 backpack clips were by FAR the favorite. Cecily took some fun pics ….
Yes, I KNOW. I’m on a total HP kick. It will die down again, I promise. It’s only one week — you can take it.
I have to admit that I got LOTS of entertainment out of reading the predictions on Scholastic’s Shrieking Shack page.
What’s YOUR prediction for OOtP??
I am going to host a Harry Potter viewing and book release party next Friday night (we are all going to the midnight release of OotP at Barnes & Noble). I have decided that I just have to serve butterbeer, so I’ve been combing the internet for recipes. Here is everything I know about butterbeer (from this most excellent article on the Harry Potter Lexicon):
- very popular drink served cold in bottles or hot by the mug (“foaming tankards of hot butterbeer”) at the Three Broomsticks
- House-Elves can get drunk on butterbeer, but it doesn’t [appear to] have that effect on humans (GoF)
- How is butterbeer made and what does it taste like? When asked about this by “Bon Appetit” magazine, JKR responded: “I made it up. I imagine it to taste a little bit like less-sickly butterscotch.”
Needless to say, there are TONS of recipes out there. I think it *should* be mildly alcoholic — it isn’t like there’s a drinking age in England.
This one looks mildy promising, although I am not the biggest cream soda fan. Still, it fits JKR’s description. And her party prep was UNBELIEVABLE.
Alamo Drafthouse here in town made one with apple cider, butterscotch, mead, and something else. That sounds promising. Maybe I should use sparkling cider, and that woudl take care of the fizz factor. Hmmm.