Despite the fact that July was supposed to be the final round of book-related Harry Potter hype, the heat continues.
A book based on the immensely popular internet fan site The Harry Potter Lexicon was slated to be published at the end of this month has been put on hold until a lawsuit filed by J.K. Rowling can either dismissed or until the publisher can convince Rowling to change her mind:
In a statement, RDR Books publisher Roger Rapoport characterized the legal proceedings as a “David and Goliath battle,” noting that Rowling has previously praised Vander Ark’s Web site, on which his book is based. Further, Rapoport urged that Rowling, in the name of “literary freedom and free expression,” drop “her complaint against a book we are confident she would enjoy reading.”
There was also a rumour that a new Potter series is in the works, after an Australian news agency reported on a site that appeared to be marketing for just that. Rowling's agent has since stated that the site has no connection to anything officially Potter.
Then again, maybe that's why they're re-reading it.
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Doctor Who and Jekyll will be writing at least one of the screenplays. No word as yet who the third director will be, but with two Academy Award winners already locked, it is a safe bet the mystery helmer will be no slouch. The plan is to bring the Belgian reporter and world traveler to life using motion capture technology.and have already been signed as directors for the proposed three picture deal. Now , a British writer known for his work on Categories: buzz, movies
Harper Collins Uk has announced that it will be the first major publisher to create personalized "print on demand" books for children.
Customers can pick one of three Noddy books and submit their child's specifics, including name, hair and eye colour; HarperCollins will create and print a specially personalized book for them.
While the phenomenon of the personalized book is not new (small independent publishers have been creating them for years), I do believe that HarperCollins is the first major publisher to jump on the bandwagon. They say that it is part of their "ongoing commitment to expanding the boundaries of traditional publishing". I'm not sure that I like the concept.Categories: Discussions, buzz, Publishing News
This series of books has entertained children for many years. Now it is taking on a new roll, in an article in the Guardian the National Autistic Society (NAS) has stated that the series can be used as a valuable tool in teaching children with Autism and Asperger syndrome.
Created in 1943 byfor his son, the series which uses bright colours and clear simple text, has grown over the years, with not only books but a successful T.V. show narrated by Ringo Starr. His successor, announced last week, will be Pierce Brosnan. Thomas is still a hit with children today , especially the ones with a love for trains. Children can be sure to look forward to many more adventures with Thomas and his friends as I did when I was younger.Categories: buzz
With the final Harry Potter book finaly out it is no surprise that records are being broken around the world.
The BBC News has reported that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows has sold 11 Million copies between the UK and US alone in the first 24 hours. This is an amazing thing for a book to do, it is great to see not only children, but adults as well so excited to read this book.Categories: buzz
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