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Harry Potter publisher says Covid has weaved magic over book sales

After shaky start in lockdown, Bloomsbury sales soar as people pick books over box setsCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageThe Harry Potter publisher, Bloomsbury, has reported its most profitable first half in more than a decade, after a nation tiring of box sets fuelled... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-10-27 12:22:12 UTC ]
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Flooding the zone with the New York Post

It smelled like Clinton’s emails redux. Last Wednesday, the Murdoch-owned New York Post published a bizarre story, sliming Joe Biden and his son Hunter, that it said was based on files (including, yes, emails) from a laptop that a man who may or may not have been Hunter left in a Delaware... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-10-19 12:20:19 UTC ]
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The Beauty of the House: On Susanna Clarke’s “Piranesi”

SUSANNA CLARKE FIRST BURST on the scene with Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell in 2004 on a wave of publicity partly fueled by comparisons with Harry Potter. However, while both stories are set in England and concern magic, the similarities end there: Jonathan Strange presents a complex, dark,... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-10-18 17:00:59 UTC ]
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“Mordew” and the New Leftist Imaginary

IN THE LATE 1990s and early 2000s, millennials in the United States were tweens and teens, and the Harry Potter phenomenon hit hard. There was nothing so comforting in the face of overseas wars and 9/11 as a bit of Blairite neoliberalism from abroad: the British school novel wrapped up with a... Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Review of Books'

[ Los Angeles Review of Books | 2020-09-19 15:00:45 UTC ]
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'Hogwarts Legacy' will make you a wizard in 2021

The long-rumored Harry Potter open-world game finally has a release date. Hogwarts Legacy will come out sometime in 2021. Sony shared a lengthy cinematic trailer during its PlayStation 5 showcase detailing what you’ll do the game. You’ll play as a wi... Continue reading at 'Engadget'

[ Engadget | 2020-09-16 20:27:10 UTC ]
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'We haven't seen anything like it since Harry Potter': UK bookshops report record week

With books delayed by the pandemic reaching shops alongside other titles aimed at the Christmas market, the trade has seen sales boomBooksellers up and down the UK are reporting a boom in sales since readers returned to bookshops after the lockdown, with the first avalanche of Christmas titles... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-09-11 12:40:19 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling returns human rights award amid criticism from organization

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling says she is returning an award from a human rights group linked to the Kennedy family after the president of the organization criticized her comments about transgender issues. Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2020-08-28 20:34:31 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling and the political poster: Edinburgh advertisement removed

A poster supporting the Harry Potter author, paid for by an anti-trans activist, was removed from an Edinburgh train station for being too political. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-07-31 17:57:33 UTC ]
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The attacks on press freedom in Portland

This week Dave Miller, who hosts a daily talk show on Oregon Public Broadcasting, interviewed “two very tired people”: Tuck Woodstock and Sergio Olmos, both independent journalists. Since late May, daily protests in solidarity with Black lives and against police brutality have taken place in... Continue reading at 'Columbia Journalism Review'

[ Columbia Journalism Review | 2020-07-24 12:18:51 UTC ]
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Children's news website apologises to JK Rowling over trans tweet row

The Day faced legal action from author after implying that her comments on gender harmed trans peopleA news website aimed at British schoolchildren has agreed to pay an unsubstantiated amount after it implied that JK Rowling’s comments on gender caused harm to trans people.The Day, which is... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-23 16:33:19 UTC ]
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Book sales hit record highs in 2019, but publishers ‘now need help’

Figures for last year show sales of £6.3bn, up 20% on 2015, but the Publishers Association says sector needs government support to weather coronavirusBook sales in the UK hit record levels in 2019, driven by a surge in audiobook and nonfiction titles, according to new figures released as... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-21 23:01:08 UTC ]
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JK Rowling book sales unaffected by transgender views row

Bloomsbury says books were a lockdown hit, with children’s division revenue up 27%The backlash against JK Rowling’s views on transgender law reform has failed to dent the popularity of the Harry Potter author’s books, with publisher Bloomsbury saying they have proved a lockdown hit, pushing... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2020-07-21 12:29:43 UTC ]
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Mission-Driven Indie Bookstores Drop J.K. Rowling's Books

Three mission-driven indie bookstores well-known for their commitment to social justice have ceased stocking books written by J.K. Rowling, accusing the Harry Potter author of promoting hatred towards transgender people. Continue reading at 'Publishers Weekly'

[ Publishers Weekly | 2020-07-03 04:00:00 UTC ]
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Four authors leave Blair Partnership over Rowling controversy

J K Rowling's agency The Blair Partnership has lost four of its author clients over the controversy surrounding the Harry Potter author's views on transgender law reform.  Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-06-22 05:27:06 UTC ]
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Lit Hub Daily: June 10, 2020

In order to create the Ultimate Summer 2020 Reading List, we’ve ventured into unfamiliar territory and employed… math. | Lit Hub How JK Rowling betrayed the world she created: Gabrielle Bellot on growing up with the Harry Potter universe. | Lit Hub “The pace and frequency of Trump’s falsehoods... Continue reading at 'Literrary Hub'

[ Literrary Hub | 2020-06-10 10:30:25 UTC ]
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Daniel Radcliffe rebukes J.K. Rowling’s latest tweets about trans women

After the author’s widely criticized round of gender identity tweets over the weekend, the actor spoke up on behalf of transgender women. The creator of Harry Potter seems to have lost Harry Potter himself, as Daniel Radcliffe comes to the defense of trans women in the wake of J.K. Rowling’s... Continue reading at 'Fast Company'

[ Fast Company | 2020-06-09 10:00:07 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unearthed an old work for her new children's book that's free online

"Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling is releasing her new book, "The Ickabog," in free online installments. The first two chapters are out now. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2020-05-26 19:33:57 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling unveils new kids tale The Ickabog as free online serial

Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is releasing her latest book as a free online serial for kids "needing distraction during the strange and difficult time we're passing through" — and she's also calling on young fans to help create illustrations... Continue reading at 'CBC'

[ CBC | 2020-05-26 15:57:26 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling’s next book, ‘The Ickabog,’ will be available free online

The Harry Potter series creator is also asking her young readers to supply illustrations for the print version of the novel, available in November. Continue reading at 'The Washington Post'

[ The Washington Post | 2020-05-26 15:11:00 UTC ]
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J.K. Rowling Begins Publishing ‘The Ickabog,’ for Children in Lockdown

The Harry Potter author said her new fairy tale would go online in installments, starting Tuesday, and published as a book in November. Continue reading at 'The New York Times'

[ The New York Times | 2020-05-26 14:47:26 UTC ]
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