J.K. Rowling & Fantastic Beasts

J.K. Rowling Will Pen Original Film Series Set In Harry Potter Universe

News by Christopher Shultz September 12, 2013
Neither sequel nor prequel, this new series will nonetheless continue the author's beloved franchise.
‘Harry Potter’ Comes ‘From Satan’, Claim Teen Exorcists

Harry Potter Comes From Satan, Claim Teen Exorcists

News by Dean Fetzer September 12, 2013
In a scenario fit for the Syfy channel, three teenage black belts on a mission from God have condemned the children’s books, insisting the spells in them “are real and come from witchcraft”.
J.K. Rowling is Robert Galbraith

J.K. Rowling Pens Mystery Novel Under Pseudonym

News by Dean Fetzer July 15, 2013
The author of the ‘Harry Potter’ books has written ‘The Cuckoo’s Calling’ under the name Robert Galbraith - which hasn’t hurt its sales.
Rowling's 'The Casual Vacancy' TV series

BBC to Turn Rowling’s Casual Vacancy Into TV Series

News by Dean Fetzer
J.K. Rowling’s first adult novel, 'The Casual Vacancy,' is going to get the small-screen treatment by the BBC.

Cozy Up With Cool Weather Reads

Column by Meredith Borders
As the air grows cooler and the days shorter, what books best suit the winter months?
No Vacancy: Rowling Returns To Kids' Lit

No Vacancy: Rowling Returns To Kids' Lit

News by Dave Reuss October 9, 2012
After 'The Casual Vacancy,' Rowling decides to stick to what she knows.
J.K. Rowling's New Novel Posts Huge Sales

J.K. Rowling's New Novel Posts Huge Sales, No One Surprised

News by Rob Hart October 5, 2012
In its first six days on the market, 'The Casual Vacancy' has sold 375,000 copies, between print and digital.
News, J.K. Rowling, eBooks

J.K. Rowling's New Book Already Garnering One-Star Reviews--From People Upset Over The Price

News by Rob Hart September 27, 2012
'The Casual Vacancy,' the new novel from J.K. Rowling, hits stores today--but the eBooks is priced at $17.99, causing quite a bit of consternation.

New Release Roundup: Recommendations for September 2012

Column by John Jarzemsky September 3, 2012
A look at new releases dropping in September.
Controversy, J.K. Rowling, News

J.K. Rowling Plans US Event For New Book; USA Today Makes Seemingly Sexist Implication About Her Writing

News by Rob Hart August 23, 2012
J.K. Rowling will visit Lincoln Center on Oct. 16. Meanwhile, USA Today makes a remark in an article about her that some consider to be sexist.
Casual Vacancy Cover

Cover And Page Count Revealed For J.K. Rowling's New Novel

News by Rob Hart July 3, 2012
Ready to see the cover of J.K. Rowling's book for adults? Because we got it! (Along with everyone else on the internet...)
Samantha Shannon next J.K. Rowling

Can "The New J.K. Rowling" Live Up To The Hype?

News by Kimberly Turner May 7, 2012
Twenty-year-old Oxford student Samantha Shannon, dubbed "the new J.K. Rowling," has signed with Bloomsburg for a seven-book series.

Book Brawl: Harry Potter and The Sorcerer's Stone Vs. The Magicians

Column by Meredith Borders April 18, 2012
The first novel in Lev Grossman's wizard school trilogy is a thematic successor to the Rowling juggernaut. But can it hold its own in the Book Brawl ring? It's up to you, LitReactor readers!
'Harry Potter' Encyclopedia for Charity

J.K. Rowling Announces 'Harry Potter' Encyclopedia For Charity

News by John Jarzemsky
Author J.K. Rowling has announced plans for a Potter encyclopedia, with all royalties going to charity.
'The Casual Vacancy' by J.K. Rowling

Here's The Title And Premise For J.K. Rowling's Next Book

News by Rob Hart April 12, 2012
It's called 'The Casual Vacancy' and it's about an election in an idyll English village.
Harry Potter novels finally available in eBook

Harry Potter novels finally available in eBook formats

News by Rob Hart March 27, 2012
The 4,000 page long Harry Potter series is finally available in eBook formats, through the online Pottermore store.
J.K. Rowling Charity

J.K. Rowling No Longer A Billionaire, Just An Awesome Person

News by Rob Hart March 15, 2012
J.K. Rowling, author of the mega-popular 'Harry Potter' series, is no longer on the 'Forbes' billionaire list--because she gave too much of her fortune to charity.
New J.K. Rowling Novel... For Adults

J.K. Rowling Signs A Deal To Write A New Novel... For Adults

News by Rob Hart February 23, 2012
J.K. Rowling is hanging up the wand and cloak, and moving into the realm of fiction for adults--and she's doing it at a new publishing house.
Rare books fetching top dollar

2011 A Good Year For Rare Books

News by Rob Hart December 28, 2011
Used and rare book retailer AbeBooks.com released a list of their biggest book sales--and topping that list is Karl Marx's 'Das Kapital', a first-edition copy that went for $51,739.
eBook Holdouts

Despite Big Gains in 2011, The eBook Age Still Has Some Major Holdouts

News by Rob Hart December 19, 2011
2011 was a big year for eBooks, though there are still some holdouts--we have yet to see eBook editions of classics like 'To Kill A Mockingbird' and 'The Catcher in the Rye'.