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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. The new interactive website will be the exclusive seller of the e-book editions of Harry Potter, to the dismay of Amazon and Apple. Fans will have access to the world of Potter and his friends through graphics and video that immerses them into an "online reading...

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. We're excited about the new content from J.K. Rowling to go along with the books. This will surely inspire more interest in the series and bring a whole new generation of readers to Harry Potter. We're...

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. Scholastic invites all readers to find their next great summer read through the top 10 lists, featuring a wide selection of books from contemporary fiction to the classics. (Logo:...

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

NEW YORK, Jan. 6, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Statement from Scholastic (Nasdaq: SCHL) regarding the Harry Potter lawsuit brought by the estate of Adrian Jacobs: Scholastic is extremely pleased that Judge Scheindlin decided to dismiss, at the earliest stage possible, the lawsuit brought against Scholastic by the estate of Adrian Jacobs. The Court's swift dismissal supports our position that the case was completely without merit and that comparing Willy the Wizard to the Harry Potter series was...

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. VisitBritain, the national tourist board for England, Scotland and Wales, has prepared a roster of 'not-to-be-missed' locations throughout the UK for Harry Potter fans. Now is the perfect time for aspiring witches and wizards to pack their magic wands, hop on their broomsticks and follow in the footsteps of Harry Potter. For more information about...

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 celebration of the November 19 release of...

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. Kline to discuss the filing of a lawsuit in New York against Harry Potter's US publishers, Scholastic Inc. for infringement of copyright in the series by J.K. Rowling. The Estate claims that J.K. Rowling copied a substantial part of Jacobs'...

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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. Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group told The New York Times it is printing another 600,000 copies of Symbol after more than 1 million hardcover and e-book versions were sold Tuesday. The publisher's first run of the thriller...

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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. Rowling's compelling stories and characters -- and faithful to the visual landscapes of the films -- The Wizarding World of Harry Potter at Universal's Islands of Adventure will provide visitors with a one-of-a-kind experience complete with multiple attractions, shops and a signature eating establishment, the companies said in a...