Imagine “Harry Potter” with nothing but Muggles -- mean, graceless people without a trace of magic. It would be a dull book indeed.
Former U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton entered the debate over Scottish independence, becoming the latest high-profile figure to warn against the breakup of the U.K.
J.K. Rowling, the author of the Harry Potter books who lives in Scotland, gave 1 million pounds ($1.7 million) to the campaign to keep the country in the U.K. ahead of a referendum on independence.
Time Warner Inc.’s Warner Bros. studio announced plans for a new series of films based on the works of “Harry Potter” writer J.K. Rowling, expanding a partnership with the best-selling author.
Amazon.com Inc.’s sales contracts with some of the world’s biggest publishers, Simon & Schuster and HarperCollins, are next up for renewal, signaling that skirmishes over e-book pricing are set to spread.
J.K. Rowling wanted to see how it would feel to publish a crime novel without all the pressure that goes along with her famous name.