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Rowling, Smith and Oliver make British Book Awards '30 from 30' shortlist

JK Rowling, Zadie Smith and Jamie Oliver have made the shortlist for the British Book Awards "30 from 30" trophy that will crown one book the “best” of the past three decades. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2020-03-18 13:31:41 UTC ]
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Library petition hits 20k signatures after Rowling support

JK Rowling's endorsement of a petition fighting to protect libraries by ringfencing government funding has prompted an additional 10,000 signatures to be added in just four days. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2018-10-31 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Universal credit could silence working-class writers, MPs told

All-party inquiry into authors’ incomes hears new benefit’s rules could mean only the wealthy will write. Meanwhile booksellers welcomed budget business-rate changesMPs have been warned that the rollout of universal credit championed in Monday’s budget will further undermine professional... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-30 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling's Harry Potter fuels Bloomsbury profit rise

Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential also helps boost publisher’s profits by 13% A surge in sales of Anthony Bourdain’s Kitchen Confidential and growing demand for the perennial favourite Harry Potter has helped to fuel a rise in first-half profits and revenue for the book publisher... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-10-23 00:00:00 UTC ]
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A Star Is Born: Tatiana Maslany turns 33 today

JK Rowling once surprised readers by telling them that all along, without mention in her books, one of her "Harry Potter" characters was gay. Continue reading at 'Los Angeles Times'

[ Los Angeles Times | 2018-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How do I get my book published? You asked Google – here’s the answer | Katy Guest

Every day millions of people ask Google life’s most difficult questions. Our writers answer some of the commonest queriesBefore trying to answer this very important question, it is useful to ask yourself another one: “Why should I get my book published?” What do you hope to achieve by releasing... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2018-07-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter's magic: Documentary looks at 20 years since the boy who lived revived magic

In the 20 years since Harry Potter And The Philosopher's Stone – the first novel in JK Rowling's global publishing phenomenon – was released, the bespectacled boy wizard has achieved many, many revolutionary things. Most importantly, he has transformed children's passion for reading – and... Continue reading at 'Stuff'

[ Stuff | 2018-01-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Good Immigrant's editor plans new journal and agency for writers of colour

Nikesh Shukla and literary agent Julia Kingsford have launched Kickstarter appeal to fund The Good Journal, with further plans for an affiliated agencyAfter selling more than 50,000 copies and being named the British public’s favourite book of 2016, the success of anthology The Good Immigrant... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-09-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Lucky Strike: BBC hopes JK Rowling's sleuth will steal Victoria's crown

Series based on Harry Potter author’s novels written under pseudonym will face ITV’s hit period drama on Sunday nightsThe BBC is banking on JK Rowling’s magic touch in a Sunday night ratings battle between the sumptuous ITV costume drama Victoria and its own thriller, Strike, adapted from crime... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-08-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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What JK Rowling said about the first Harry Potter book

The author said it was "wonderful" seeing the first Harry Potter book in the shops. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2017-06-26 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Misprint the legends: famous typos from James Joyce to JK Rowling

A proof of the first Harry Potter novel, which got the author’s name wrong, is only the latest example of an ungainly tradition stretching back centuriesProofreaders may be worth their weight in gold to authors, but their oversights have proved lucrative for some lucky readers of JK Rowling. On... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-06-16 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling 'overwhelmed' by book prize win

JK Rowling says she's 'thrilled' to pick up an outstanding contribution award to add to her collection of literary accolades. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2017-05-09 00:00:00 UTC ]
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How celebrity deals are shutting children's authors out of their own trade

As Frank Lampard, George Galloway and Cara Delevingne land big-money book deals, established writers look on from the fringes – or turn away altogether Another day, another celebrity announces they are to “pen” a children’s book. Already this week, Jamie Lee Curtis has announced a... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-22 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Printing money: 10 of the richest book deals of all time

The Obamas’ $60m book deal has broken all records. From James Patterson to JK Rowling and Pope John Paul II, here are some of their closest rivals1. Seventeen books by James Patterson ($100-150m)When? 2009 Related: The audacity of hype: could Obama's presidential memoir be the greatest ever? ... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-03-01 00:00:00 UTC ]
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The Da Vinci Code code: what's the formula for a bestselling book?

Sales figures for the most popular modern authors round up familiar suspects from Dan Brown to JK Rowling. Taken together, they hint at surprising sales secretsSteve Berry could be forgiven for asking himself every day what it takes to make a book a global bestseller. Back in 2003, the former... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2017-01-17 00:00:00 UTC ]
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JK Rowling: 'Special and unique' book up for auction

A handwritten and illustrated book - one of only seven produced by the Harry Potter author - is being auctioned. Continue reading at 'BBC World'

[ BBC World | 2016-12-13 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Syrian girl thanks JK Rowling for sending Harry Potter books

A seven-year-old girl who reads "to forget the war" has been sent the Harry Potter books by the author. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2016-11-25 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry and Beatrix Potter face off on eclectic Waterstones book of the year shortlist

Sarah Perry’s The Essex Serpent is the only novel on the six-book shortlist, up against JK Rowling’s play script for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and a long-lost Beatrix Potter storySarah Perry’s novel The Essex Serpent might have missed out on the big literary prizes this year, but her... Continue reading at 'The Guardian'

[ The Guardian | 2016-11-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Harry Potter: Rare book could fetch £500,000 at auction

A one-off edition of a Harry Potter spin-off book, handwritten by JK Rowling, is being sold by its owner. Continue reading at 'BBC News'

[ BBC News | 2016-11-04 00:00:00 UTC ]
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Burke to play Cormoran Strike in Galbraith adaptations

“War and Peace” star Tom Burke is to play Cormoran Strike in the BBC’s upcoming adaptations of JK Rowling’s adult crime novels written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith. Continue reading at 'The Bookseller'

[ The Bookseller | 2016-09-08 00:00:00 UTC ]
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