Thursday, June 23, 2011

Pottermore

       
1990: Rowling imagine Harry Potter for the first time while it delayed on a train between Manchester and King cross, London. Later said that the character of Harry Potter "fully formed" strode in his mind.

1991: Rowling, 26, writes different ten chapters of Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone while the teaching of English as a foreign language in Portugal. Uses an airsickness bag to write the names of the Hogwarts houses: Gryffindor, Slytherin, Huffelpuff and Ravenclaw.

1994: Writes Harry Potter in notebook in cafes around Edinburgh while his daughter, Jessica, she is sleeping in his seat. "What I actually wrote to me"

1995: Rowling ends Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone and writes the manuscript in an old typewriter of 40 pounds. She sends hand manuscripts type two agents and a Publisher.

1996: October: British publisher Bloomsbury press accepts book.


1997: Spring: the Scottish Arts Council Awards its £ 8,000, a grant record for the author of the children.

1997: Spring: school books wins the U.S. rights for the series, Rowling giving an advance of $105,000, an unprecedented amount for the author of the children.

1997: June: Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone was published in United Kingdom. There are 500 copies printed. Published as Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone the in United States by Arthur a. Levine books / school in September 1998.

1998: July: Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets was published in United Kingdom with a circulation of more than 10,000 copies. It is published in United States in June 1999.

1998: Rowling WINS Copyright Association of booksellers for the year and again in 1999.

1999: July: Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban was published in United Kingdom. They spent four weeks at number 1 on lists of Best seller cover lasts for adults while Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone tops the lists of books. The New York Times has Harry Potter books in the first three positions in the list of Best Sellers. Warner Bros. acquires rights for the first two books, cinema with Rowling demanding to be alive and guarantee their rights to the approval of the script. Mattel Inc. bought the marketing rights to Harry Potter.

1999: Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets wins the book Federation awards for book groups children.

1999: Rowling wins the author of the award of the year and his career in the British Book Awards.

2000: March: Rowling makes annual list of 100 celebrities Forbes as the mainstay of celebrity top 24 in the world, having earned $ 40 million in 1999. Each book is now ranked no. 1 on The New York Times bestseller list.

2000: July: Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire is published simultaneously in the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia and United States. It has a circulation of one million copies in United Kingdom and 3.8 million in United States, breaking all records for the largest number of books sold in the first week of publication.

2001: March: fantastic beasts and where to find them and Quidditch through the ages are published by Bloomsburg children books and Scholastic in aid of Comic relief.

2001: November: the film of Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone is released simultaneously in the United Kingdom and the United States, directed by Chris Columbus and produced by David Heyman. WINS a record $ 90 million in its weekend and since then it has become the number two all-time movie.

2001: Rowling received the official title of the order of the British Empire, or OBE, of h.r.h. Prince Charles.

2002: November: the film of Harry Potter and the Chamber of secrets is released simultaneously in the United Kingdom and the United States, again directed by Chris Columbus and produced by David Hayman.

2003: June: Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix is published simultaneously in Britain, United States, Canada and Australia. 766 Pages, the more long series and breaks records 'fastest selling history book' of Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire.

2003: Rowling received the Prince of Asturias Award of the Concord in Spain.

2004: February: Forbes magazine estimated the fortune of Rowling over 576 million pounds sterling.

2004: June: the film of Harry Potter and the prisoner of Azkaban is released, directed by Alfonso Cuarón.

2004: Rowling wins award W H Smith fiction.

2005: July: Harry Potter and the half-blood Prince is released in English speaking countries and achieved record sales.

2005: November: released the film of Harry Potter and the Goblet of fire, directed by Mike Newell.

2006: Rowling called the female entertainer second richest in the world, behind talk show host Oprah Winfrey.

2007: Rowling finishes the last chapter of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in the five-star Balmoral hotel, commemorating the event by writing "JK Rowling finished writing Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows in this room (652) on 11 January 2007" on the back of a marble bust.

2007: July: the last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, was published in English-speaking countries and sold more than 250,000 copies in its first 24 hours. Sales are more than 400 million books worldwide. The film of Harry Potter and the order of the Phoenix is released, directed by David Yates. JK Rowling attended the London premiere.

2007: May: Universal Orlando and Warner Bros. announce they are forming a partnership to produce the magical world of Harry Potter, a theme park that will include the village of Hogsmeade and Hogwarts castle. JK Rowling said that "I do not think that fans of the books or movies to be disappointed".

2007: October: Rowling reveals that "Dumbledore was gay," (c)
source:  telegraph.co.uk
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