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 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."
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.
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.
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.
It's the end of the week again, and we get the feeling the days just flew by. We heard your views on important political issues, saw your photos and video from explosions in Dallas, Texas, and received all kinds of reports of fires and waterspouts around the country. You also sent us a sweet tribute to Tammy Faye Messner, who passed away Friday.
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.
"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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.