Sarah Rahal The Detroit News Published 12:59 PM EDT May 31, 2019 Apparating into J.K Rowling's mind to learn more on the magic at the heart of her bewitching "Harry Potter" series just got easier. Pottermore Publishing announced Rowling is releasing a series of non-fiction eBook shorts called "Harry Potter: A Journey Through..." next month. The series is adapted from the 2017 audiobook "Harry Potter: A History of Magic" – inspired by the British Library exhibition of the same name. Potterheads can prepare to delve deeper into the rich history with the four bite-size reads, each themed by Hogwarts lessons. The books will take readers back once again to learn about the traditional folklore and magic at the heart of the "boy who lived" stories, accompanied by some new drawings from London-based artist Rohan Daniel Eason. "These eBook shorts are adapted from the audiobook and are a chance to absorb the colorful characters and curious incidents … [Read more...] about J.K. Rowling to release four new Harry Potter non-fiction eBooks
"Your conception of failure might not be too far removed from the average person's idea of success." Hayden Field and Matthew McCreary Published 9:49 am CDT, Tuesday, May 7, 2019 Photo: Samir Hussein | Getty Images Photo: Samir Hussein | Getty Images Image 1 of / 1 Caption Close Image 1 of 1 Photo: Samir Hussein | Getty Images 9 Quotes on Success and Failure from J.K. Rowling 1 / 1 Back to Gallery J.K. Rowling is well-acquainted with failure. She felt its familiar weight while unemployed and struggling to make ends meet on welfare. She knew it as she sat in cafes and restaurants around Edinburgh, Scotland, furiously writing the seven-book series that would become the worldwide … [Read more...] about 9 Quotes on Success and Failure from J.K. Rowling
Following is a transcript of the video. Narrator: J.K. Rowling is a never-ending vault of stories, so it’s no surprise that her fortune is similar. The beloved Harry Potter author has done her best to keep the details of her wealth under the invisibility cloak, but as of 2016, the New York Times estimated her net worth at $US1.2 billion after taxes. Rowling, who is known to be private when it comes to sharing financial details, has denied being a billionaire, and Forbes estimated her fortune to be around $US650 million in 2017. Since the series started in 1997, 500 million copies of Harry Potter books have been sold worldwide. The last book in the series, Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, broke records to become the fastest-selling fiction book of all time. By the New York Times’ estimate, the Harry Potter novels have racked in at least $US7.7 billion, and if J.K. Rowling took a standard authors royalty cut of 15%, she would have made at least $US1.15 billion, and … [Read more...] about J.K. Rowling, who denies being a billionaire, made $54 million last year. Here’s how the famous ‘Harry Potter’ author makes and spends her fortune.
JAMMU: Babar Ali Chagatta became the first person from his remote Mahore tehsil in Reasi district of Jammu and Kashmir to crack the civil services examination,? an achievement which he feel would inspire more youngsters in the coming years. Chagatta, who secured the 364th, is among seven candidates from the state who qualified the prestigious examination --- the final result of which was declared by the Union Public Services Commission (UPSC) on Friday. Rehana Bashir, an MBBS graduate from Salwah village of Mendhar near the Line of Control (LoC) in Poonch district, has secured 187th rank followed by Abhishek Augustya (268), Sunny Gupta (320), Harvinder Singh (335), Gokul Mahajan (564) and Devahuti (668) -- all residents of Jammu district. Chagatta said youngsters of Mahore are full of dreams and want to excel in life but the reality is that there is a lack of proper facilities and a platform. "The road connectivity to my village is still a dream for the residents who only enjoyed the … [Read more...] about Babar Ali becomes 1st person from J-K’s Mahore tehsil to crack civil services exam
JAMMU: The students of the Army Public Schools in Jammu and Kashmir have performed "exceedingly well" in class 10th and 12th board examinations, thereby showcasing the hard work put in by children and the quality of education provided at these schools, a senior Army official said. He said the recently-declared results of the J&K board speaks volumes about the quality of education in the goodwill Army schools. Since 1990, the Army has established 43 Army Goodwill Schools in the state with an aim to provide quality education to the youth at their door steps, especially the underprivileged and those in far-flung areas affected by terrorism, he said. In class 12, 73 per cent students of the AGSs have cleared the board exams, with 37 per cent of them securing distinctions, he said. Shajar Nisar of AGS, Wuzur has scored 97.20 per cent and bagged seventh rank in the state. In class 10 board exams, children of the Army Goodwill School have performed even better with 93 per cent … [Read more...] about Students of Army Public Schools perform well in board exams in J&K: Official