With the release of the seventh and last book in the Harry Potter series just days away Bloomsbury, the UK publisher of the books, have announced on their web site that JK Rowling will participate in 2 live web events, the first on Saturday 21st, July 2007 at 12.01am (BST) and the second, a web chat on Monday, July 31st at 2 - 3 pm (BST).
According to the web site:
J K Rowling and 2 live events on Bloomsbury.com
J K ROWLING AND THE MIDNIGHT READING
Bloomsbury Publishing is delighted to announce that now everyone will be able to hear J K Rowling read from Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, in a live webstream from the Natural History Museum in London at the precise moment it is published - 12.01am bst on Saturday 21st July 2007.
Ten years after publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone the publication of this, the final book in the series, returns to where it all began: with a book, the author and her readers.
The Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows launch event is completely oversubscribed and no further tickets will be issued but Bloomsbury encourages fans to log on to the webstream to join in the experience. The streaming will be available for a further two weeks at Bloomsbury.com.
JK ROWLING AND THE LIVE CHAT
Harry Potter fans will be invited to put their questions to JK Rowling in a web chat 2.00-3.00pm (BST) on Monday, 30th July. Questions may be submitted one week in advance or live on 30th July at Bloomsbury.com.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by JK Rowling published on 21st July 2007 and also on audio book read by Stephen Fry, published simultaneously.
Thanks to Joseph for the news.