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Rowling: Here's the Potter Death I Regret Most

Not Dumbledore ... Florean Fortescue

(Newser) - When it comes to deaths in the Harry Potter universe, JK Rowling is somewhat traumatized by one ... but perhaps not the one you might think. Florean Fortescue, owner of the Diagon Alley ice cream parlor, was kidnapped and killed by Death Eaters in The Order of the Phoenix after making... More »

JK Rowling Publishes Harry Potter Sequel, Kind Of

It briefly crashed Pottermore website

(Newser) - Harry Potter fans, rejoice: JK Rowling has published a story on her Pottermore website set years after the teen wizard (spoiler alert) finally defeated Voldemort. You'll need a login to read it, BuzzFeed notes (and it was so popular it temporarily crashed the site, Mashable adds, though everything appears... More »

Harry Potter E-Books Debut

For sale on Pottermore website

(Newser) - Finally, e-reader users can be reunited with Harry Potter. For the first time, e-books of the entire series went on sale today on the Pottermore website, with the first three books costing $7.99 apiece and the last four $9.99 each. The books are compatible with most e-readers, but... More »

Cyberscams Surface Over New Potter Site

Security firm warns of bogus membership accounts being sold

(Newser) - Potter fans beware: Cybercriminals are looking to hex users of JK Rowling’s new website, Pottermore, a security firm warns. The site, which offers ebooks and new material, is currently in beta, with limited accessibility—and some hackers are trying to sell early-access accounts for up to $100, the Telegraph... More »

JK Rowling Banishes Agent in Potter Feud

Agent who discovered author weighs legal action

(Newser) - Call it Harry Potter and the Spurned Literary Agent of Doom. Christopher Little, the agent who discovered JK Rowling, pulling her first Harry Potter book from the slush pile and turning her into one of the world's most successful authors, is considering suing Rowling over her newest magical venture,... More »

Rowling Explains 'Pottermore'

And no, it's not a new book

(Newser) - JK Rowling has revealed details about her mysterious "Pottermore" website , and sorry, but it's not an eighth Harry Potter book. Rather, it's an "online reading experience" where fans can experience the existing story in a new way, and where, Rowling says, she will share "additional... More »

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