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 Wednesday, 23rd


   "Cursed Child" playscript tops charts!0 Comments

Despite only being announced yesterday, the Harry Potter and teh Cursed Child: Parts I and II playscript book has topped numerous charts.

It is now at position number one for Amazon.co.uk, Amazon.com and Waterstones!

Wow!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:49.41 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   Win a signed copy of "Cursed Child"0 Comments

Waterstones is running a competition for Harry Potter fans to win a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One and Two (Special Rehearsal Edition): The Official Script Book of the Original West End Production: Parts One and Two.

The script book will be signed by Jack Thorne, John Tiffany and J. K. Rowling.


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We have seven signed copies to give away in our entirely free prize draw. This is, of course, a chance for you to own an absolutely genuine and utterly unique slice of Harry Potter history, the eighth official story in the series inscribed by the very people who brought it into being.

To be in with a chance of winning this extraordinary prize, simply complete your details in the entry form below and we will do the rest, selecting our seven very lucky winners entirely at random. Our competition closes at midnight on Saturday 30th July and winners will be notified within 24 hours of the closing date.


To enter, click here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 10:17.18 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   Scholastic celebrates with a MuggleMob0 Comments

More than 300 Harry Potter fans formed a massive flash mob or "Muggle Mob" yesterday, taking over Broadway in front of the Scholastic headquarters building in New York City.

The "mob" happened just 10 days before the release of the eighth Harry Potter story, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two.


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“Scholastic introduced Harry Potter to readers of all ages nearly 20 years ago. What better way to celebrate the release of the eighth story and start the countdown to the biggest publishing event of the summer than to gather a flash mob of dedicated Harry Potter fans eager to share their love of books and reading,” said Ellie Berger, President, Scholastic Trade.




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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:29.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Scholastic, Cursed Child Book

   Cursed Child book tops pre-order charts0 Comments

According to EW, pre-order sales for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child have broken previous pre-order sales.


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Both book distributers have announced the upcoming script of the play, written by Jack Thorne, not J.K. Rowling, has topped their best sellers lists. Barnes & Noble reports that the latest addition to the Wizarding World is the most pre-ordered book since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in 2007.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:33.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   First child to finish reading "Cursed Child?"0 Comments

The Mirror is reporting that 1000-word-a-minute reader Toby L'Estrange will be the first in Britain to the read latest Harry Potter saga.


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The 10-year-old with a spellbinding pace of 1,000 words a minute, has been hired by Amazon to race through the script of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child when it is published at midnight on Sunday.

And his review is expected to be online within three hours of the tome being released on Kindle.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 09:24.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" fastest selling UK book this decade0 Comments

The BBC and other media outlets are reporting that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script book is the fastest selling UK book this decade.


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It has sold more than 680,000 copies in its first three days alone, beating Fifty Shades of Grey which sold 664,478 in a single week in 2012.

At its current rate, it is on track to become the second biggest single-week sales for a book since records began.

That title is currently held by Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, according to The Bookseller.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 21:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   New editions of "Cursed Child" to be released0 Comments

The Independent is reporting that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book will be getting two new editions.

The Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) will establish a partnership with Little, Brown to release both a braille and giant print edition of the book.


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Steve Tyler of RNIB said in a press release: “Books open up a whole new world for blind and partially sighted people, transforming lives, ending isolation and expanding horizons.

“It’s wonderful that today we can thank Little, Brown for ensuring that people with sight loss can read the latest Harry Potter story at the same time as everyone else.”


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:18.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" nominated for Goodreads Award0 Comments

Goodreads has placed the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre script into their Best Fantasy category.

The 2016 Goodreads Choice Award features a variety of books in many different categories.

The first round will run until November 6th. Readers can vote in the semi-finals from the 8th to the 13th of November and the finals will be between the 15th and 27th of November.

Get voting by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:55.15 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" nominated for "Book of the Year"0 Comments

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script has been nominated for Waterstone's Book of the Year.

Waterstone's Managing Director said:


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Our booksellers time and again nominate a highly eclectic list. This year only the inclusion of the de factor [sic> patron saint of booksellers, J K Rowling, was predictable. Praise be to her, but I encourage all to look closely at the other wonderful books we shortlist. Amongst so much excellent publishing this year, readers may have missed the lightly written, breathtakingly beautiful Meetings with Remarkable Manuscripts (Allen Lane); Sarah Perry’s gripping novel; the wise and moving When Breath Becomes Air (Vintage); Quentin Blake’s evergreen magic; and for me, most arresting of all, the quiet power of The Optician of Lampedusa (Allen Lane). Booksellers have a sharp eye for the exceptional, and those at Waterstones have thrown into the hat some absolute gems.


The winner will be announced on December 1st.

Find out more by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 14:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" makes it to Round 2!0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script has made it onto the semi-final list to win the Goodreads Choice Awards category of Best Fantasy Script.

Voting will take place until November 27th, so be sure to vote by clicking here.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:03.49 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" wins GoodReads Award!0 Comments

In an update to my previous newspost, it has been announced by GoodReads that the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child theatre script has won the award for "Best Fantasy" genre.

The book received 128,543 of a total of 317, 002 votes.

Congratulations!

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:01.07 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" is biggest-sellng book of the year!0 Comments

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script book has become Amazon's best-selling book of 2016 reports have stated.


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“The power of Potter is still strong, and readers of all ages can’t get enough of Hogwarts. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child was the most anticipated book of the year, breaking pre-order records months before its release,” Amazon Senior Book Editor Chris Schluep said in a statement. The best-selling book lists are comprised of first editions published in 2016, including both print and Kindle purchases.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 07:00.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   Rowling receives Platinum Award!0 Comments

J. K. Rowling has received a "Platinum Award" by Specsavers Bestseller Awards for Harry Potter and the Cursed Child.

She received the award in London on January 25, 2017.

Rowling said:


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As an author, the thrill of knowing your latest book is doing well never diminishes, even after 20 years of publishing. The script book of Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, however, was a bit different, because it was a collaboration with the creative team who produced the play: the director John Tiffany and in particular the writer Jack Thorne … But most of the credit for the success of the script book must go to the booksellers without whom of course there would be no bestsellers. Thank you all for getting behind the script book, and welcoming Harry back as a grown-up.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:40.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" nominated for a Teen Choice Book Award0 Comments

The Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book has been short listed for a Teen Choice Book Award.


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The children’s award finalists were chosen in pre-voting by 36,000 children from different regions of the U.S., with supervision by the International Literacy Association. Teens nominated their favorite books of the year at TeenReads.com, and their top picks are the Teen Choice Book Award finalists.



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Voting for the awards will be open online at Every Child a Reader from March 3 – May 7, 2017. Teachers, librarians, and booksellers can also collect group or classroom votes to enter online. Voting will be managed by DOGObooks.com, a leader in the children’s book field.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 18:45.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   "Cursed Child" shortlisted for British Book Award0 Comments

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child has made it onto The British Book Awards shortlist.


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Children's Book of the Year


The Christmasaurus by Tom Fletcher, Shane Devries (illus) (Puffin)
Nadiya’s Bake Me a Story by Nadiya Hussain, Clair Rossiter (illus) (Hodder)
Oi Dog! by Kes and Claire Gray and Jim Field (Hodder)
The Girl of Ink and Stars by Kiran Millwood Hargrave (Chicken House)
Harry Potter and the Cursed Child by J K Rowling, John Tiffany and Jack Thorne (Little, Brown and Pottermore)
The World’s Worst Children by David Walliams and Tony Ross (HC)


The Awards will be held in London on Monday 8th May 2017.

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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 11:16.35 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   Release date for official "Cursed Child" script announced0 Comments

The official Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script will be released in the USA on July 25, 2017.

At the moment only the special rehearsal edition can be purchased.

The difference between the two is:


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This revised paperback edition updates the “special rehearsal edition” with the conclusive and final dialogue from the play, which has subtly changed since its rehearsals, as well as a conversation piece between director John Tiffany and writer Jack Thorne, who share stories and insights about reading playscripts. This edition also includes useful background information including the Potter family tree and a timeline of events from the wizarding world prior to the beginning of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child”.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 12:41.59 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Book

   New interview with Thorne and Tiffany0 Comments

The final edition of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script will be released on July 25th and Pottermore recently spoke to writer Jack Thorne and director John Tiffany.

Regarding the new publication, Thorne said:


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I just hope the fans are able to read it as I wrote it…Jo on one shoulder and you, John, on the other – trying my best to express in every single line the emotional truth and honesty that runs through the Harry Potter books.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 19:58.00 BST | Submit News | Tags: Cursed Child Theatre, Cursed Child Book, John Tiffany, Jack Thorne

   Rowling highest-paid author in the world!0 Comments

Forbes has released its Worlds Highest Paid Authors 2017 list and J. K. Ring has come out on top.

Rowling leads with a profit of $95 million, mainly due to the release of the Harry Potter and the Cursed Child script book.


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DO YOU BELIEVE in magic? For the first time in nearly a decade, J.K. Rowling tops our ranking of the highest-earning wordsmiths, displacing the freakishly prolific James Patterson.


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 Posted By: StefanPosted At: 08:35.58 BST | Submit News | Tags: J. K. Rowling, Cursed Child Book