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Weymouth cabbie David Worsdale's book - Pedro and the Magic Marbles
David Worsdale is following in the footsteps of Harry Potter author JK Rowling by writing a children's fantasy novel.
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Sat Mar 08, 2014
J.K. Rowling voted most inspirational businesswoman
According to Woman's World, Harry Potter writer J.K. Rowling has been voted most inspirational businesswoman in a survey of UK freelancers, bringing in 23% of the vote.
Thu Mar 06, 2014
This is Gloucestershire
READERS, writers, illustrators and publishers in Gloucestershire are joining people across the globe to celebrate the 17th annual World Book Day.
Anne Rice fights back against Amazon bullies
Bestselling author Anne Rice is fed up with bad reviewers - not the kind that leave negative reviews but the type of trolls that actively bully authors.
Boffins create super-fast reading app that could let you read Harry Potter in an HOUR
There are different settings for high-speed reading, from 250 wpm to 500 wpm and even the highest setting of 1,000 wpm An app has been developed that could let you read books like Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone at 1,000 words per minute.
How Long Until We Can Start Placing Bets About Emma Watson & Joseph Gordon-Levitt's Relationship?
When I first saw Emma Watson landing at London Heathrow Airport post-Oscars, I wondered where her should-be-beau Joseph Gordon-Levitt was.
Wed Mar 05, 2014
Corpus Christi Caller-Times
Famous female writers who use male pseudonyms
Author J.K. Rowling, creator of the Harry Potter series, speaks to the National Press Club in 1999.
Beckham, Rowling team up for campaign for children - Indiatalkies.com
London, March 6: Singer-turned-fashion designer Victoria Beckham and Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling have joined hands to protect children in war zones.
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Female writers who use male pseudonyms
We've come a long way, baby, and life hasn't always been as great for women as it is now.
Fifty Shades of Grey takes the indie route to 100 million bestsellerdom
According to an announcement at the London Book Fair, worldwide sales of EL James' Fifty Shades of Grey erotic fiction trilogy have now passed the 100 million mark.
Harry Potter is favourite book with under-13s - but parents prefer Enid Blyton's Famous Five
A survey found Roald Dahl's Charlie and the Chocolate Factory crossed generations - and despite the boom in technology, children preferred a paperback to e-books JK Rowling's wizard is top with under-13s in a World Book Day Asda poll.
Sun Mar 02, 2014
Emma Watson Defends J.K. Rowling's Controversial Ron And Hermione Comments
Author J.K. Rowling might have created beloved "Harry Potter" characters Hermione Granger and Ron Weasley, but the star-crossed pair took on a life of their own after Rowling finally put them together in the final book of her series, sending them off with a seemingly happy ending at the conclusion of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows."
Metro UK News
JK Rowling basically told to 'stop writing books and give the...
The US author has taken the unusual step of calling out a fellow writer and asking them to put the pen down so that everyone else has a chance.
How does the library know what books to buy?
I recently read that the Nashville Public Library is making its budget request to the city for more funding and wondered: How do library staffers choose what to buy, and how do they gauge interest when titles become bestsellers? When people begin to put holds on popular items, forming a waiting list, the library buys more copies with a goal of ... (more)
Fri Feb 28, 2014
Crime Author Faces Backlash After Urging JK Rowling to Stop Writing
Lynn Shepherd sets off storm of protest by suggesting Harry Potter author has 'had her turn' and is harming others' prospects The British crime novelist Lynn Shepherd has found herself at the centre of a storm after she called on JK Rowling to stop writing because she has "had [her] turn", suggesting that other writers need "room to breathe".
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Will Children Suffer 'Son of God'?
Jesus said, Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for of such is the kingdom of heaven.-Matthew 5: 10 At an event this week in New York, producer Mark Burnett and his wife, actress-producer Roma Downey , emphasized how important it was to them that their new movie " Son of God " was given a PG-13 rating instead of an R. The ... (more)
Video: Harry Potter Cast Reunites in Remix of Swift's 'We...
As much as Harry Potter fans dream of The Day when JK Rowling's cast of imaginary characters reunite, alas, it will most probably never come to be.
Thu Feb 27, 2014
The Daily News Leader
Bellamy's presence 'magical' at Lee
Paige Bellamy considers herself the "Harry Potter girl" at Robert E. Lee, which is to say she's the on-site historian of the J.K. Rowling series among her peers.
Fifty Shades Sales Hit 100 Million Worldwide
It has been translated into 51 languages and now the Fifty Shades Of Grey trilogy has sold 100 million copies worldwide.
Wed Feb 26, 2014
The Miami Herald
Sales for 'Fifty Shades' reach trilogy 100M copies
Vintage Books announced Wednesday that sales for E L James' sexually explicit trilogy have reached 100 million copies and have spent 100 weeks on The New York Times' paperback best-seller list.