LONDON: The creator of a wizarding empire which has dazzled the world, J. K. Rowling struggled through hardship to become an unrivalled children's author with a global voice. Rowling once told a beaming crowd of Harvard University graduates how she had initially failed "on an epic scale". "An exceptionally short-lived marriage had imploded, and I was jobless, a lone parent, and as poor as it is possible to be in modern Britain, without being homeless," she said. Now 20 years since "Harry Potter and the Philosopher's…
FRANKFURT: Pottermore, J.K. Rowling's digital publishing company, expects to turn a profit in its current fiscal year, buoyed by rising sales of audio books and new ebooks that build on the nearly 20-year-old Harry Potter franchise, the company said on Tuesday. Launched as a fan community site in 2012, Pottermore has evolved from a self-publishing site for one of the world's most popular authors into a firm that sells increasing volumes of ebooks and audio books via partnerships with online retailers. Recognizing the…
LONDON: British author J. K. Rowling will publish new Harry Potter material every day from December 12 to 23 on her website Pottermore.com as a gift to fans.