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Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

New Potterverse book on the way?
« on: June 17, 2011, 02:17:58 PM »
http://www.pottermore.com/

it's just a countdown clock right now from what I can find

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2011, 02:23:56 PM »
The owls link to a Youtube video - I'm not seeing a countdown.

Offline Avis habilis

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2011, 02:28:52 PM »
I heard on NPR that she's stated categorically that it isn't a new book. What it is, she hasn't said yet.

Offline TheGlyphstone

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2011, 02:35:46 PM »
It might be the official encyclopedia that's been talked about for a while now.

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2011, 02:35:55 PM »
5 days 15 hours 25 minutes according to my check just now.

Offline Wolfy

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #5 on: June 17, 2011, 03:59:10 PM »
*crosses fingers for Harry Potter MMO*

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2011, 04:23:02 PM »
There's something called Wizards 101 that looks like a no-name HP MMO.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #7 on: June 17, 2011, 05:53:52 PM »
Gosh, I hope it isn't a canonical entry into the main story of Harry Potter. I admired Rowling for her deft work at making all that fiction fit into seven books, tying up all her lose ends, and whatnot. I want to see new stuff from her, but seeing as she's made a fortune I will not hold my breath.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #8 on: June 17, 2011, 05:58:14 PM »
news to me - avid HP fan - but am watching these owls now with bated breath - that and they are sooo cute *pets the owl* lol

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #9 on: June 17, 2011, 06:11:34 PM »
I see her returning to the Potterverse..easily.. do I see her returning to THOSE kids in that storyline? Not so much. She said their story was done, I'm betting she wants to do another story. Maybe elsewhere.

Offline Wolfy

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« Reply #10 on: June 17, 2011, 06:33:17 PM »
No one said she couldn't do a story about the Kids from the epilogue. ;D

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #11 on: June 17, 2011, 06:34:44 PM »
I think that could be interesting.. of course I wish she'd unclench on her attitude towards e-books

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #12 on: June 17, 2011, 06:37:40 PM »
Her attitude or her publisher's? They're not necessarily the same thing, though I don't keep up on her press releases.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #13 on: June 17, 2011, 06:45:12 PM »
I think that could be interesting.. of course I wish she'd unclench on her attitude towards e-books
I'm such a hypocrite about e-books. I dislike them, but if a publish walked up to me today and said, "We'll publish you but we're going to do a large e-book run first." I'd jump on it, jump on it so bad.

Personally, I don't really want to see more Potterverse. I realize this is just me, but honestly she's not going to top it, and the fiction was well-explored for my tastes. Anything else would seem like a cash grab, which she doesn't need. Plus years ago she said she'd be working on something non-Potter. I'd rather see that.

Online Callie Del NoireTopic starter

Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #14 on: June 17, 2011, 07:21:27 PM »
I'm such a hypocrite about e-books. I dislike them, but if a publish walked up to me today and said, "We'll publish you but we're going to do a large e-book run first." I'd jump on it, jump on it so bad.

Personally, I don't really want to see more Potterverse. I realize this is just me, but honestly she's not going to top it, and the fiction was well-explored for my tastes. Anything else would seem like a cash grab, which she doesn't need. Plus years ago she said she'd be working on something non-Potter. I'd rather see that.

I like e-books, it's allowed a lot of authors to do smaller books. Folks like H.P. Lovecraft who did a lot of short stories wouldn't have been published as easily in modern print publishing. For years before ebooks it was either magazines (which didn't pay much) or novels. With the growth of e-books and the simplication of publishing that has come up over the years it's quite nice to see folks publishing their own books. Some of them aren't award winning novels but they are able to publish.  So, I'm a big supporter of e-books.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #15 on: June 17, 2011, 08:15:09 PM »

Personally, I don't really want to see more Potterverse. I realize this is just me, but honestly she's not going to top it, and the fiction was well-explored for my tastes. Anything else would seem like a cash grab, which she doesn't need. Plus years ago she said she'd be working on something non-Potter. I'd rather see that.

She'll never top the Potter books, but there's still a whole world out there to explore. Those two little thin paperbacks - Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them where amazing little reads, at less than a hundred pages each. A full-blown encyclopedia, telling us about the entire Wizarding World, would be amazing.

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« Reply #16 on: June 18, 2011, 12:21:57 AM »
She'll never top the Potter books, but there's still a whole world out there to explore. Those two little thin paperbacks - Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them where amazing little reads, at less than a hundred pages each. A full-blown encyclopedia, telling us about the entire Wizarding World, would be amazing.

Yes it would, but I think a few books telling us a story about the new kids going to hogwarts would be better..to me, anyway. ;D

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #17 on: June 18, 2011, 01:11:28 PM »
Is it just me or are there more owls on that youtube countdown page everyday?

>.>

I swear there is a new one since yesterday.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #18 on: June 18, 2011, 01:18:18 PM »
One way to find out - there are 9 today, plus three behind the numbers (one flies past)

Tune in tomorrow for a recount.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #19 on: June 18, 2011, 01:21:36 PM »
Yeah. I'll have to check tomorrow to see if there are more. I could swear there were only two on the bottom branches outside of the countdown screen yesterday and only one on that lower branch on the countdown screen.

Though the caption does say 'the owls are gathering' so there probably are new ones being added for some reason.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #20 on: June 18, 2011, 02:52:44 PM »
She'll never top the Potter books, but there's still a whole world out there to explore. Those two little thin paperbacks - Quidditch Through The Ages and Fantastic Beasts And Where To Find Them where amazing little reads, at less than a hundred pages each. A full-blown encyclopedia, telling us about the entire Wizarding World, would be amazing.
Yeah, but the genius thing about those books are that they're Harry's textbooks from school. I don't really want more Potterverse narrative. I guess I'm a supporter of Hemingway's Iceberg Theory of Fiction: Fiction is made all the better by what you don't see, but know is there. It would actually make the series less rich if she went and explained every period in the universe.

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #21 on: June 18, 2011, 04:47:27 PM »
There's always the other schools and possible intrigues going on over there. 

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #22 on: June 19, 2011, 07:14:19 PM »
Is it just me or are there more owls on that youtube countdown page everyday?

>.>

I swear there is a new one since yesterday.

I counted fifteen (including the one flying by)

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #23 on: June 19, 2011, 07:16:19 PM »
I counted fifteen (including the one flying by)

Oniya counted 9 the other day...so yeah...the owls are gathering.

>.>

*is rather curious*

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Re: New Potterverse book on the way?
« Reply #24 on: June 19, 2011, 07:28:55 PM »
I got sixteen (four behind the words, if you count the flyer, and 12 on the branches in 'front').