Browsing by topic: J.K. Rowling

What Foreign Novelists are South Koreans Reading?

Bernard Werber, little known in America, is said to be the second most widely read French author in the world after Marc Levy.

A poll by Gallup reveals South Korea’s favorite foreign novelist was, surprise, French SF author Bernard Werber, followed by Murakami and Hemingway.

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The Case of Outing J.K. Rowling Settled Out of Court

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J.K. Rowling has accepted an apology and a charitable donation from the law firm which revealed she wrote The Cuckoo’s Calling using a pseudonym.

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Who is Robert Galbraith? The Mystery is Solved!

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After it was revealed that JK Rowling wrote the crime novel, The Cuckoo’s Calling, under pseudonym Robert Galbraith, book sales on Amazon have spiked by 507,000 percent.

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Review: Rowling’s The Casual Vacancy, Taking a Chance Pays Off


It was disconcerting the first time I came across words like ‘masturbation’ (or worse) in a Rowling text. Should she even KNOW those words? But the novel works.

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The Spanish Vacancy of J. K. Rowling


With no Spanish translation of The Casual Vacancy available, fans are taking matters into their own hands and crowdsourcing a pirate translation.

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Harry Potter Goes Digital and Multilingual


As of last month, Harry Potter became available in e-book editions exclusively through Pottermore, and are available in French, German, Spanish and Italian.

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PUBSLUSH: New Publisher Inspired by J.K. Rowling and TOMS Shoes


Jesse Potash, founder of PUBSLUSH, explains how his new publishing company marries crowdsourcing with altruism, and serves as a tribute to J.K. Rowling.

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Building Online Communities for Teen Readers

The number of teen and YA publishing sites has proliferated in the past year. Here we survey the scene, looking at what works and why.

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#PubNewsReview: Harry Potter E-books, E-readers vs. Tablets, and More

A brief look at some of this past week’s most notable publishing news stories covers Pottermore, e-readers vs. tablets, library e-books and taxes.

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