Some publishers are embracing a 'binge-read' publication schedule in which installments in a series are released only a few months after the last. Will readers respond?
Reese Witherspoon's modern-day take on 'Great Expecations' has received a script order from The CW. Another Reese Witherspoon-produced project, a 'Peter Pan' update, was picked up by Fox.
Ten of the best moments from the Harry Potter books and films.
Most diehard Harry Potter fans will swear that they know everything there is to know about each of J.K. Rowling's books. But how well do you really remember the fourth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire?" As we all prepare for the July 15, 2011, release of the movie version of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Part 2" – the eighth and final "Harry Potter" film – take our quiz and find out!
Daniel Radcliffe (right) has been the face of Harry Potter – 'the boy who lived' – ever since 'Harry Potter' movie No. 1, 'Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone,' was released in 2001. At left Radcliffe is shown in a scene from movie No. 6, 'Harry Potter the Half-Blood Prince.'
'Harry Potter' author J.K. Rowling was cleared of plagiarism charges when a judge found that the plaintiff's case 'strains credulity.'
Plagiarism charges regularly plague the book world, often resulting in tarnished reputations. For those accused, the allegations are humiliating, while the writers plagiarized often feel themselves to be the victims of a theft for which they are never fully compensated. In recent cases, plagiarism charges have swirled around a variety of different kinds of publications: an award-wining French novel, a 2006 congressional report, the memoir of former President George W. Bush, and the "Harry Potter" series.