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2011-06-25 07:55:00

JK Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, announced that after years of restricting the phenomenally successful series to print-only form, she will now be selling the series as e-books through a website that contains new material.

2011-06-23 06:05:00

NEW YORK, June 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- (NASDAQ: SCHL) Scholastic is proud to be a key partner in the Pottermore project, including connecting teachers and parents from our school and online channels directly to ebook sales via Pottermore and providing marketing and promotion support.

2011-05-26 08:45:00

NEW YORK, May 26, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Scholastic, the global children's publishing, education and media company, today announced lists of the 10 most influential books selected by adults and children on the company's online book community, YouAreWhatYouRead.com.

2011-01-07 15:03:00

LONDON, January 7, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Estate of Adrian Jacobs, the deceased British children's author, regrets that its US breach of copyright action, brought in good faith against Scholastic INC in relation to Harry Potter in the USA has been summarily dismissed by a New York Judge. The Estate's US attorneys are presently analysing the judgment with a view to lodging an Appeal. The Trustee Paul Allen stated that "This US decision has no legal bearing upon the Estate's...

2011-01-06 18:20:00


2010-11-03 15:00:00

LOS ANGELES, Nov. 3, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The eagerly anticipated Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows I hits theaters November 19, 2010.

2010-10-30 00:00:46

Muggles Rejoice—Harry Potter Programming on REELZCHANNEL Network Goes All Out for Fans with “Spotlight” Show Hosted by Draco Malfoy, Viewer Voting on “Hollywood’s Top Ten,” the Muggle Minute on “Hollywood Dailies” and More Albuquerque, NM (Vocus) October 28, 2010 REELZCHANNEL—TV About Movies® today announced November programming dedicated to the Harry Potter series, topped off with Harry Potter Week November 15-19—all in...

2010-07-14 00:10:00

NEW YORK, July 14 /PRNewswire/ -- The Trustee of the Estate of the late English author Adrian Jacobs will hold a news conference at 11 am Wednesday 14 July at the law firm of Andrews Kurth LLP, 450 Lexington Avenue, New York with attorney Thomas R.

2009-09-16 14:04:06

Dan Brown's eagerly awaited novel The Lost Symbol sold 1 million copies the day it was released in the United States, England and Canada, its publisher said. Brown's previous books The Da Vinci Code and Angels & Demons were blockbusters that were adapted as hit movies.

2009-09-15 16:55:31

Universal Orlando Resort and Warner Bros. Consumer Products Tuesday announced their plans to open The Wizarding World of Harry Potter in spring 2010. Inspired by J.K.

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