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A J.K. Rowling bibliography chronicling the publication of the wizarding series that gave the author her name will be released later this year.

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography will be released this December by Bloomsbury Academic. The only details we know about so far come from the synopsis which reads:

“This is the definitive bibliography of the writings of J.K. Rowling. In addition to complete bibliographic details of all her books, pamphlets, original contributions to published works and broadcasts, there is detailed information on Rowling at auction, on significant reviews and on scholarly work on Rowling. This will be the first source on Rowling consulted by textual scholars, book collectors, auction houses, critics and researchers. The aim of the book is to record fact and dispel rumour on the fascinating publishing history of the Harry Potter series.”

While this doesn’t sound like a book for the masses, it is probably one of the most detailed accounts of the Harry Potter series’ success and will be used primarily in classroom and research settings.

Diehard Harry Potter fans may be very interested in picking up a copy of this whether or not you’re studying the series.

J.K. Rowling: A Bibliography is priced at $116 after Amazon discount.

Rowling has a busy year ahead of her. In June she will publish The Cuckoo’s Calling sequel The Silkworm while continuing to work on her Fantastic Beasts movie trilogy. Elsewhere in the Potter world, Universal Orlando is building their Diagon Alley expansion and a stage play looking at Harry’s early years is in the works.

  • http://ravenclaw1991.tumblr.com/ ravenclaw1991

    $116? I love Jo, but no thank you. It would certainly be an interesting thing to have though.

    • http://www.hypable.com/ Andrew Sims

      It’s pricey… just like every other academic book!

      • Jesse

        Pretty reasonable for an academic book too sadly…. School books have to be expensive! Otherwise just anyone could learn from them…………….. lol

    • http://hmurya.tumblr.com/ hunyum

      academically not too expensive. i have bought textbooks for 250-400$ … so this is actually good.

  • xiku

    Hmmm… Unless I change my mind, and decide to write a paper or even my thesis on modern children’s literature, I don’t think I’ll be buying this.

  • Sierra

    I was totally ready to get this, and then I saw the price tag. Why must all the really good Potter merch that comes along be above the means of my bank account?

  • PabloRuiz7

    I just wanted to remind everyone that we’re getting NEW Potterverse movies. We will know nothing about the story when the first one comes out. We’ll be able to speculate and have theories and it will be beautiful.

    Also, 116 DOLLARS? WHAT THE

  • Vicki Boyd

    Since it is an academic text the $116 price tag makes sense, and is actually on the cheaper side of the spectrum. Hopefully with this more universities/colleges will introduce HP related courses, this would be a great text book to find on your required reading list!

  • http://www.eigakanthemovietheater.blogspot.com Jenny Leigh

    I need a kindle price.

  • Garrett Pletcher

    This is wonderful. The price is reasonable considering it is an academic book. I can ask for it for Christmas :)

  • Christine Rogers

    I doubt this will merely have a 5% discount between now and then. I’m purchasing now to get that Preorder Guarantee, and will cancel nearer the time if it doesn’t lower.

  • Danielle

    Is anyone going to mention that the word is “biography,” not “bibliography”? A bibliography is a citation of a source. A biography is a novel about someone’s life.

    • Guest

      Read the article closer. This isn’t really a biography. It’s has “complete bibliographic details of all her books, pamphlets, original contributions[, ...] published works and broadcasts[.]”

      JK Rowling is making a cute pun: it’s not about her life, it’s about the life of her work.

    • xiku

      What are you even talking about??? A bibliography can be a list citing source material, or can be used to list someone’s works – like, for example, Shakespeare’s bibliography. This is not a rare thing in the academic community, to publish a book with a writer/researcher’s bibliography, even if with another name in the title (like “name-an-author’s complete works”). This is what’s happening here. Someone’s researched and wrote a book with a compilation of JK Rowling’s bibliography (or her life’s work, if you prefer).
      I would really advise you to do some research before trying to correct others.

  • Daughter of Eve

    And with the release of this book my academic curiosity shall be quenched. If I ever plan on going for a Master’s Degree, a book like this would be handy for research.

  • Elphaba Thropp

    Geez.

  • hpboy13

    This book must be bound in gold to justify $116. On the upside, if it’s an “academic book,” there is a thriving market in used copies of that. WOn’t be long before someone makes an affordable copy available.

  • Mikaela

    I’m taking a Lit & Pop Culture class next spring focusing on Harry Potter and I wonder if this will make its way into my textbook requirements…

  • alexa

    I guess i know what I’m asking for this Christmas

  • alexa

    of i course i already take a Harry Potter class before an actual harry potter TEXTBOOK exists

  • Simone

    Looks like I’ll have my speedy fingers hovering over the library reserve option after release.

  • Guest

    HOLY MOTHER OF HARRY, that’s a lot of money. I hope my local library gets a copy.

  • http://dft.ba/-alex-ander Alex Ander

    This may be an academic text, but why would someone spend $116 on the bibliography of a woman very much still in the middle of her writing career, who has written 10 already extremely well-documented novels, three short companion books, and a few articles?

    Maybe the difference isn’t that this book will somehow contain inaccessible knowledge, but that it has been organized well by reputable scholars? I’d still rather just go on the Internet and find a huge selection of well-established information from reputable publications completely free, but I guess that’s just my personal preference.

  • Jill

    Yes please. I will be setting money aside for this or asking it for a one and only Christmas gift

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