The appetite for "The Hunger Games" was even more voracious than experts predicted.
CNN's Carol Costello explains the plot of "The Hunger Games."
Harry Potter series author J.K. Rowling will, for the first time, release the famous children's stories in e-book form in October through a new website called Pottermore.
Talking to best-selling author Meg Cabot, you can almost hear where her charming, quirky heroines find their moxie to command popular series or standalone novels.
The cast and crew of Harry Potter talk about life after the franchise as they prepare to make their final film.
They might have been trained to ride flying broomsticks and mix potions but life after Hogwarts is still a riddle for the young magicians of the Harry Potter series.
Paul Wesley stars as gentle bloodsucker Stefan on the CW's Vampire Diaries
A fight over books depicting sex and homosexuality has riled up a small Wisconsin city, cost some library board members their positions and prompted a call for a public book burning.
In "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the threat from villainous Lord Voldemort is ignored until it's almost too late.
The sixth installment of the famed franchise offers up a scene not included in J.K. Rowling's novel
"Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" made $22.2 million at its midnight showings Wednesday, setting a new record.
The stars of "Harry Potter" walk the red carpet at the world premiere of their latest film. CNN's Myleene Klass reports.
The end is closer than the beginning.
New York is in Candace Bushnell's blood. The best-selling novelist and columnist has a gift for tapping into the zeitgeist of any New York minute. Smart, chic and driven, her story is also a classic New York success story - she was the girl who came to the city to make it and did so through a desire and determination to succeed.
A first-edition Harry Potter book was sold for about $19,000, according to an auction house in Dallas, Texas.
CNN's Phil Black reports on the launch of the latest book by Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling.
Elvis Presley may have left the building three decades ago, but he raked in more money last year than many living titans of the music industry
J.K. Rowling's U.S. publisher is trying to match her success with a new series of children's books that adds multimedia -- but seems a little more engineered
A federal judge on Monday ruled against a Web site operator who was seeking to publish an encyclopedia about the Harry Potter series of novels, blocking publication of "The Harry Potter Lexicon" after concluding that it would cause author J.K. Rowling "irreparable injury."
The fairy tale collection – due out just before Christmas – will raise money for charity
U.S. talk show host Oprah Winfrey has been ranked the world's most powerful celebrity for the second year running by Forbes magazine.
JK Rowling sells a short prequel to the Harry Potter series at a charity auction. CNN's Alphonso Van Marsh reports.
An 800-word prequel to the blockbuster Harry Potter novel series fetched nearly $50,000 Tuesday for a writer's group and dyslexia charity.
An 800-word prequel to the Harry Potter series, handwritten by author J.K. Rowling, sold for nearly 25,000 pounds at a charity auction Tuesday
An 800-word prequel to the Harry Potter series, handwritten by author J.K. Rowling, will be auctioned for charity Tuesday night
Unlike her usual lengthy tomes, this story clocks in at just 800 words
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling is writing a prequel to her best-selling series to be auctioned for charity -- but at just 800 words, it may lack some of the magic fans of the boy wizard might be hoping for.
Author J.K. Rowling is suing to stop publication of a book by one of her biggest fans, to protect everything Harry Potter.
Phil Black reports on why 'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling is taking one of her most passionate fans to court.
The author "feels her words were stolen," says her lawyer
J.K. Rowling has retired Harry Potter, but the fictional boy wizard lives in on college classes across the country where the children's books are embraced as literary and academic texts.
"I have never been remotely ashamed of having been depressed," she says
Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling has revealed she thought of killing herself while penniless and suffering from depression as a single mother, according to a report in Britain's Sunday Times newspaper.
The author slaps a lawsuit on the editor of a proposed Harry Potter Lexicon
By borrowing elements from the book series, a school in England has turned its grades around
With Harry Potter's adventures having come to their breathless end, J.K. Rowling is wasting no time when it comes to what's next.
J.K. Rowling has belatedly outed her wizard. But John Cloud doesn't see it as a triumph for gay equality
It was a little late for National Coming Out Day, but a huge revelation nonetheless: Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling revealed Friday night that one of her main characters, Hogwarts Headmaster Albus Dumbledore, is gay.
During a New York City reading with delighted fans, the author explains that Dumbledore is gay
Harry Potter fans, the rumors are true: Albus Dumbledore, master wizard and Headmaster of Hogwarts, is gay.
Scholastic Corp. said Thursday its fiscal first-quarter loss narrowed, topping analysts' estimates, on sales of the final book in the Harry Potter series.
J.K. Rowling has been spotted at cafes in Scotland working on a detective novel, a British newspaper reported Saturday.
The last installment of the Harry Potter series sold a record-breaking 11.5 million copies in the U.S. in the first 10 days on sale, the book's publisher Scholastic announced Thursday.
I-Reporters respond to debate
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Wait for Harry Potter is over
Even though Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows sold an incredible 8.3 million copies in its first 24 hours on the American market - its author, J.K. Rowling, says reaching the finish line was bittersweet.
'Deathly Hallows' book release
With a new Harry Potter movie and book coming out, CNN.com asked readers to send in their photos of the witches and wizards they love. We received a number of photos and stories from creative readers.
Harry Potter sport comes to life
It was a night of broken curfews and late bedtimes as fans around the globe lined up to buy the final installment in the Harry Potter series at 12:01 a.m.
'Deathly Hallows' reviewed
The final book in the Harry Potter series sold an estimated 8.3 million copies in its first 24 hours of sale, setting a new record for the book industry, according to U.S. publisher Scholastic.
Millions of readers are still making their way through the latest Harry Potter, but book sellers are already happy with the outcome.
"Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," the final book in J.K. Rowling's seven-book series about a youthful wizard and his magical and darkening world, arrived at 12:01 a.m. Saturday local time around the globe.
As millions of fans await Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows and the final news of their hero's fate - to be revealed once and for all 12:01 a.m. Saturday - J.K. Rowling sounds almost relieved that it is sealed.
Pages of what appear to be the The Deathly Hallows are turning up online, but the publisher won't confirm if they're real
The last volume of J.K. Rowling's Harry Potter series has already been delivered to customers and magically appeared online just days before its official release Saturday.
Will the seventh Harry Potter book, due out July 21, really be the final one in the series?
Online retailer Amazon.com said Monday pre-orders for the seventh and final installment of the Harry Potter series set for release on July 21 have hit an all-time record high in the U.S. and worldwide.
Harry Potter publisher Bloomsbury has been inundated with orders for the final installment about the boy wizard and hopes a book on billionaire investor Warren Buffett will become one of its new best-sellers.
Police investigating the disappearance of a missing British girl in Portugal said they may use sniffer dogs on Thursday to search the area where an anonymous tip-off said she was buried.
Cecil Castellucci acts more like a 15-year-old boy than a 37-year-old woman. And she makes no apologies.
The latest Harry Potter book, "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows," will have a record-breaking 12 million copies printed in its first run, according to a release.
A hot trend in the publishing industry these days is children's books "written" by sports stars. Alex Rodriguez released his effort, Out of the Ballpark, this week, featuring a baseball-crazed boy named Alex who makes an error in a key game because he's trying so darn hard. That joins, among others, Terrell Owens' trenchant Little T Learns to Share. (T.O. apparently hails from the "write what you don't know" school.) Here are some other children's books that we can imagine being penned by sport figures:
The final chapter of the Harry Potter series has at least one thing in common with the first six - it's already a runaway best seller, six months before it hits store shelves.
The final Harry Potter book will hit bookstores July 21, its publishers announced early Thursday.
He is already acknowledged as the world's worst poet, Scotland's other national bard (Robert Burns being the pretender) is now set to claim a new title, the world's worst playwright. Literary aficionados will be horrified to learn that a long forgotten play by William McGonagall will be published next month.
NEW YORK (CNNMoney.com) - Walt Disney is obviously crossing its fingers and rooting for its first Narnia movie, due out on Friday, to be a big hit.
Less than 24 hours after the English edition of the latest Harry Potter book went on sale in China's capital on the weekend, the full text of the 672-page tome was available for free on the Internet as an unauthorized e-book, the Beijing News reported on Wednesday.
Harry Potter's name may be on the cover, but the star of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" is his black-hearted nemesis, Lord Voldemort.
The frenzy over the latest Harry Potter book has begun.
The first truckload of new Harry Potter books arrived at a bookstore Monday, but there's apparently no wizardry on Earth that can help fans get a sneak peak before the books go on sale at midnight Saturday.
J.K. Rowling's latest book, "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" goes on sale at the stroke of midnight, July 16th, but if pre-orders are any indication, nearly everyone who wants one will already own a copy.
Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling has won a court order to stop two men leaking details of her latest work after they were arrested in a dramatic operation to recover two copies of the book.
The publishers of the Harry Potter series are expecting a record-breaking performance from the sixth book, which hits stores in July.
Harry Potter fans and investors alike cheered Tuesday when publishers announced that the sixth installment of the boy wizard's saga will hit shelves next summer.
When it happens, you might think you're the only one who has been fired or suffered a setback in your career. In reality, you are far from alone -- some of the world's best and brightest have been sacked too.
The sixth book in the popular Harry Potter series will be titled "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," the books' author J.K. Rowling has announced.
I'm just wild about Harry.
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