JK Rowling’s Big Announcement For Harry Potter
Entering the Harry Potter World, we encounter the opening of a new website called Pottermore.com. J.K. Rowling launched the website with the words “Pottermore, Coming Soon” and a countdown clock. The clock counts down to the date of June 24th but the author has been silent as to the reason about the site and what she is creating.
A twitter account on the website has also been created to set up updates. As of Thursday, it already has 40,000 followers. One tweet states that it “Looks like the owls are getting ready to deliver some exciting news.”
J.K. Rowling has been widely appraised for her Harry Potter series and her writing has claimed all readers of all ages and nations. The first of the Harry Potter books, “The Philosopher’s Stone,” was published in June 1997. It was later republished the next year as “Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone,” although Rowling claimed that she regretted the change. In the U.S. edition, it is published as “Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone.”
The series has been widely read across the globe and, according to The Boston Globe, has been translated into 65 languages and more than 300 million copies have been sold. So now with seven books released and the film franchise coming to an end, what more will she add? According to People, her spokesperson has already stated that the big announcement will not be “directly related” to the final film, nor will it mean a new book to the series. Who knows what her big surprise will be? Guess we have six days to speculate and find out.
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