9:50 am EDT, April 13, 2012

J.K. Rowling says she’s currently working on a ‘Harry Potter’ encyclopedia

Back in the day, Harry Potter fans would comb J.K. Rowling’s website searching for Potter clues.

With her site relaunch yesterday, you would’ve thought fans would’ve noticed this new FAQ entry immediately.

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Rowling confirms on this new FAQ page that she’s working on a Harry Potter encyclopedia, and that it will take a while to complete:

For a long time I have been promising an encyclopaedia of Harry’s world, and I have started work on this now – some of it forms the new content in Pottermore. It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity.

This is the first time we’re hearing Jo directly confirm she’s currently working on the encyclopedia. We’ve heard her say before she’d consider it – but not that she’s working on it.

This news likely wasn’t caught yesterday by many fans because of her new book title, release date, and synopsis reveal. Some of you say you saw it but didn’t share with fan sites. Sneaky.

Nice job to Micah at MuggleNet for the find.

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