Just speculation, but what a thought.
It’s not the 8.3 million of the final ‘Potter’ book but the publisher claims it “exceeded expectations.”
Here’s the cover:
And summary (read at your own discretion):
When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early forties, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils…. Pagford is not what it first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town’s council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen. Who will triumph in an election fraught with passion, duplicity and unexpected revelations? Blackly comic, thought-provoking and constantly surprising, The Casual Vacancy is J.K. Rowling’s first novel for adults.
“Wonderbook: Book of Spells” will let players see pages from the real-world book come to life using augmented reality. Reader/players will use their PS Move motion controllers as wands, learning familiar spells from the Harry Potter world, like Incindo (the fire making skill).
Fyi, the “Incendio” typo is Variety’s, not mine. Take up all Harry Potter nerd complaints with them.
In the novel, the unexpected death of Barry Fairweather leaves Pagford, the small town he lived in, in shock. Pagford appears to be a peaceful, serene town, but underneath that, it is a town at war. Fairweather’s death leaves an empty seat on the parish council, and this causes the biggest fight Pagford has ever seen.
The Potter author has signed with Little, Bown to publish a new novel for adults. No title, release date, or plot details are known at this time. The author state it will be very different from Harry Potter.
Talk about high expectations.
JK Rowling announced today that registration is now available for her new Pottermore site, but if you think you’re simply going to walk in and enter your email address guess again…
Those of you who would like the chance to gain early access to Pottermore must find The Magical Quill and then submit their registration details. Each day, from 31 July to 6 August, a clue will be revealed here. Solve the clue and you will be taken to The Magical Quill. Be quick, The Magical Quill won’t be there for long and registration will only be open while spaces are still available each day.
Whether these alternate endings are true or not they’re definitely interesting, especially how much more open ended they are.
Simply put Pottermore is a free website that builds an exciting online experience around the reading of the Harry Potter books.”
There will be “additional information that [Rowling has] been hoarding for years about the world of Harry Potter.”
“Pottermore will be the place that fans of any age can share, participate in and rediscover the stories,” the Scottish author said. “It will also be the exclusive place to purchase digital audio books and, for the first time, eBooks of the Harry Potter series.”
It’s not the encyclopedia, Rowling’s lawyer denied that it was a new book.
I meant that the site is the encyclopedia.
The Potter author launched Pottermore.com - currently featuring just a logo, the message “Coming soon” and Rowling’s signature - on Wednesday, following a frenzied “Secret Street View” challenge.
Ten Potter websites were given co-ordinates which each pertained to a different letter in the Pottermore name, all of which were pieced together to reveal the website’s address.
While no further details have been revealed about the project, a source at hpana.com, who has apparently seen the site, described it as “breathtaking in scope, detail and sheer beauty”.
A Pottermore Twitter account has also been set up at twitter.com/pottermore. The name is said to have been the last patent recorded by Rowling, who registered the word internationally in July 2009.
Perhaps this is the rumored Potter encyclopedia she was supposedly writing?