J.K. Rowling’s ‘Career Of Evil’ to be launched

Robert Galbraith is back with yet another Cormoran Strike crime novel. J.K. Rowling will publish Career of Evil, the third book under her pseudonym, and it will be released in the fall, according to Little, Brown’s UK Imprint.

Rowling has been tweeting updates on her own Twitter account, as well as Galbraith’s, confirming that the book is the third in the Cormoran series:

(The answer is Blue Oyster Cult, for the record.)

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Galbraith has written two books previously, both of which are currently being developed into a BBC One series.

the cuckoos calling

The first book, The Cuckoo’s Calling, became a rave-review bestseller without readers realising who had actually penned the novel. The story followed a war veteran turned private investigator looking into the mysterious death of a model falling from a balcony.

At the time, Rowling said: “Being Robert Galbraith has been such a liberating experience,” she said.  “It has been wonderful to publish without hype and expectation and pure pleasure to get feedback under a different name.”

The Cuckoo’s Calling was followed by The Silkworm – both the novels are set to be adapted for a BBC One TV series.

21 Harry Potter covers from around the world

The Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling has been translated into 67 languages and has sold over 450 million copies worldwide.

To reach a global audience, the series has had a slew of different covers. We wanted to share this cool mash up depicting 21 of the cover styles – including one made by a fan – in one graphic.

harry potter book covers


The line up is as follows:

1) U.K. Children’s
2) Bloomsbury Signature Edition (U.K.)
3) U.K. Adult’s
4) New U.K. Adult edition
5) U.S. edition – standard
6) New U.S. edition
7) Swedish
8) Dutch
9) French
10) Dutch pocket edition
11) Danish
12) Italian
13) Finnish
14) German
15) Japanese
16) Spanish
17) Chinese
18) French adult
19) M. S. Corley Edition (fan-made)
20) Ukrainian
21) German adult

Harry Potter Flies Into Amazon Kindle Lending Library

As promised, all seven “Harry Potter” books are now available in Amazon’s Kindle Owners’ Lending Library.

The online retailer teased last month that the books would be hitting digital shelves by the end of June, for those with a $79 Amazon Prime membership, which allows access to the Kindle Owner’s Lending Library. With more than 145,000 available books, the online library now includes the boy-wizard series, available in English, French, Italian, German, and Spanish, according to Amazon.

“Nowhere else can customers borrow any of the seven Harry Potter books for free, with an unlimited supply of each title and no waiting list,” Russ Grandinetti, vice president of Kindle Content, said in a statement.

Amazon purchased an exclusive license from the official Harry Potter website, Pottermore, where the e-books are available for purchase. Terms of the deal were not disclosed, but Amazon and Pottermore are currently the only two avenues to legally download Rowling’s e-books.

Kindle Owners’ Lending Library, which launched in November, ensures that users are never forced into due dates, and can borrow books as frequently as once a month, with limitless copies available and no wait.

For those pining to load tales of Harry and his friends on your e-reader, but don’t have an Amazon Prime subscription, Pottermore prices the books at $7.99 each for the first three novels, and $9.99 for the rest. The complete collection is available online for $57.54. Digital audio versions are also up for grabs.

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