J.K. Rowling was at the Bath Literature Festival, where she spoke about the possibility of a prequel on the Marauders. She said that it won’t happen.
The Marauders (Sirius, James, Remus, Peter) have been a long-rumored possibility for a prequel, within the Harry Potter fandom. SHe said she wouldn’t write a prequel, because she doesn’t find them (prequels) any good. She also said that she currently doesn’t have any plans to return to the Harry Potter series.
Elsewhere during the evening she said…
- Grindelwald never loved Dumbledore and used him.
- Her own first kiss came when she was 12 years old.
- Her next book will be aimed at 8-year-olds, but she’s still busy writing it.
- Her proudest moment was when she outed Dumbledore (as gay), and following the revelation in New York City a fan came up to her straight afterwords and revealed that he or she too is homosexual.
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 that she has said she is working on an Encyclopedia… she has said that she will consider making an Encyclopedia before.
Today the Pottermore Shop was opened! The shop includes official eBooks and Audiobooks of the Harry Potter series.
The eBooks range from $7.99 to $9.99 and are available to the Kindle and in an ePub format as well. Also, Audio versions are available in MP3 for $44.99. You can purchase the complete eBooks collection for $57.54 and the complete audio collection for $242.94.