No autumn equinox for 'Potter' book six

Published May 5, 2004 at 22:58 PM
from The Leaky Cauldron (via Cinescape)

Cinescape is reportingopens in new window that Harry Potter's sixth adventure will begin printing no later than September 8, but CBBC Newsround says otherwiseopens in new window.

According to a Cinescape tipster, notice was sent to book publishers that warned them to "be prepared to print copies of the next HP book" by that date. The site's analysis theorizes that since Order of the Phoenix was released on June 21, or summer solstace, it may be that author JK Rowling is attempting an autumn equinox, or September 22, release for book 6.

But CBBC Newsround contacted Rowling's agency, Christopher Little, where a representative said:

"There is absolutely no truth in this unfounded rumour. JK Rowling is still happily writing the next book in the Potter series."

CBBC says it's understood that "JK is only in the early stages of writing." Also keep in mind a Smith Barney financial advisor who follows American Potter publisher Scholastic said in Februaryopens in new window that he doesn't expect the next installment until summer 2005 at the earliest, but more likely the summer of 2006.

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