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on the site you get ditected to for pottermore today once you get the riddle, wheres the quill?!?

Question by Josh: on the site you get ditected to for pottermore today once you get the riddle, wheres the quill?!?
pottermore quill, sony website

Best answer:

Answer by Amanda I
When you know the answer to the day’s clue, you have to fill out the following:
Type in the web addy: http://quill.pottermore.com/
directly after the backslash, place your answer (for example: http://quill.pottermore.com/hippogriff) and hit your return/enter key. You will then be directed to the “magic Quill” page so that you can register.

Know better? Leave your own answer in the comments!

Q&A: When are they gonna make a good Harry Potter role playing site?

Question by Yodelerof: When are they gonna make a good Harry Potter role playing site?
Isn’t it about time?
(Or make Pottermore better. It’s is boring. Admit it.)

Best answer:

Answer by Rachael
Not anytime soon.

Add your own answer in the comments!

Pottermore BETA Testers only: will the site be ready for April launch?

Question by Emma: Pottermore BETA Testers only: will the site be ready for April launch?
As you know, the original October opening was postponed because of many technical difficulties that I am sure you noticed. Based on how the site has improved and how the site is now, do you think it is ready? Pottermore BETA testers only please.

Best answer:

Answer by Narcissa
Yes, I think it will be ready. Based on the post on the Insider, it seems that they have already migrated Pottermore to the new platform, so hopefully they will be able to accomodate the traffic. Overall the site seems to be running smoothly. There are glitches here and there, but the site is running much better than it was when I first started back in August. I am excited to hear that they plan to incorporate sounds and extra content in the coming weeks.

Honestly, after all the backlash they have had, I highly doubt they would have announced the date if they were not ready to go. I don’t see them postponing the opening again.

Give your answer to this question below!

Harry Potter Fans Dub Leakynews.com People’s Voice; Site Becomes First Fan Site to Win a Webby

New York, NY (PRWEB) May 9, 2006 ?-

The Leaky Cauldron, http://www.leakynews.com, a top destination for Harry Potter fans worldwide, has become the first fan site to ever win a Webby Award. Today it was named the Best Celebrity/Fan Web site of 2006 in the annual People?s Voice voting. People?s Voice Winners will be honored at The Tenth Annual Webby Awards in New York City on June 12th.

In a category packed with official sites for known celebrities including Prince and the Grateful Dead, an unofficial, enthusiasm- and volunteer-driven Harry Potter fan site has become the people?s choice.

?The best part about this honor is that it comes from our readers, from our community. Leaky has always been about celebrating this magical book series with a faction of loving, enthusiastic and warm-spirited fans,? said Melissa Anelli, the site?s Webmistress. ?It has never been anyone?s ?day job? to create or maintain this site, and we?ve never had much more than a shoestring budget on which to do it. To receive this kind of recognition, among such heavyweights, is overwhelming.?

LeakyNews.com has been honored by J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter books, with her coveted Fan Site Award; she has also publicly called the site, ?my favorite fan site, and granted it a rare interview on the publication of the sixth book in the series, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. The site?s current design was conceptualized and designed by Creative Director John Noe and put into functional practice by Head Programmer Nick Poulden. The site uses AJAX techniques (incorporating XHTML and CSS) to organize hundreds of categories of news and make its content attractive, easy to load, and functional. It runs on several servers, with a CentOS Linux/Lighttpd back end, and using PHP 5.1, MySQL 5, and Movable Type for data entry and retrieval. It has a mobile site and a text-only page in which to maximize accessibility for users.

Hailed as the ?online Oscars? by Time Magazine, The Webby Awards are determined by the International Academy of Digital Arts & Sciences, a global organization with a membership that includes musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, ?Simpsons? creator Matt Groening, Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser, and fashion designer Max Azria.

?The Webby Awards honors the outstanding web sites that are setting the standards for the internet,? said Tiffany Shlain, founder and ambassador of The Webby Awards. ?LeakyNews.com?s Webby Award nomination is a testament to the skill, ingenuity, and vision of its creators.?

The Tenth Annual Webby Awards received a record number of entries from over 40 countries and all 50 states.

About LeakyNews.com

LeakyNews.com is a one-stop resource for Harry Potter fans, featuring the most accurate and comprehensive news reporting about the subject online, the largest Potter image gallery on the Net; a popular podcast called ?PotterCast? which regularly interviews celebrities within the franchise; information sections on the books, films and author; forums, chat, essays, quizzes, reading groups, a merchandise shop, contest, fan DVD commentaries, reviews, a weekly newsletter and much, much more. It was started in 2000 by Kevin C. Murphy as a one-page blog and has turned into an enormous community for Harry Potter enthusiasts worldwide. For more information visit http://www.leakynews.com.

About The Webby Awards:

Called the “Oscars of the Internet” by the New York Times, the Webby is the leading international award honoring excellence in Web design, creativity, usability and functionality. Established in 1996, the 10th Annual Webby Awards received over 5,500 entries from all 50 states and over 40 countries worldwide. The Webby Awards are presented by The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences. Sponsors and Partners of The Webby Awards include: AOL; The Creative Group; Verizon; Adweek, Brandweek and Mediaweek magazines; Fortune; OnRequest Images; IDG; iStockphoto; American Marketing Association; PricewaterhouseCoopers; 2advanced Studios; MX Interactive and Museum of the Moving Image. For more information visit http://www.webbyawards.com.

About the International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences (IADAS):

The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences is dedicated to the creative, technical, and professional progress of the internet and interactive media. The Academy is an intellectually diverse organization that includes over 500 members consisting of leading experts in a diverse range of fields, such as musician David Bowie, Virgin Group founder Richard Branson, business guru and author Tom Peters, The Body Shop president Anita Roddick, fashion designer Max Azria, ?Simpsons? creator Matt Groening and Real Networks CEO Rob Glaser. The Webby Awards and The International Academy of Digital Arts and Sciences are registered trademarks of International Data Group. For more information, visit http://www.iadas.net.

Contact: Melissa Anelli

917.838.1403

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Pottermore: how long does it take to finally receive the mail which says that im welcome to the Beta site?

Question by : Pottermore: how long does it take to finally receive the mail which says that im welcome to the Beta site?
so i’ve finally registered pottermore today. thank god!
they said i have to wait a few weeks before im officially part of pottermore but that’s a really long time….
so seriously, if you have already gotten the mail, how long does it take to arrive?

Best answer:

Answer by Ellie
Within a month. I think that they are going to start sending it out after all early registrations are completed. I got in yesterday and haven’t received the second email.

What do you think? Answer below!

An Online Site Dedicated to Market and Sell Self-Published Books


Birmingham, AL (PRWEB) July 22, 2011

Selfpublishedbookstore.com was founded in March, 2011.

http://selfpublishedbookstore.com, is a website that helps self-published authors market and sell their books. Many self-published authors are frustrated that they cannot sell their books. This site gives them a voice and an opportunity. We are dedicated to market and sell self-published books.

Before John Grisham became a famous novelist whose works have been read by millions, he struggled to get publishers interested in a book called “A Time to Kill.? He was rejected by 26 publishers and so he self-published. J.K. Rowling?s first Harry Potter book was rejected by nine publishers. Dr. Suess?s first book was rejected by 27 publishers. John Henry Toole committed suicide after many rejections, but his mother persevered and ?A Confederacy of Dunces? was published and won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Publishers make mistakes. Several best-sellers have started out on the self-publishing route, including “The Shack,” “What Color is Your Parachute?” and the initial “Chicken Soup for the Soul.”

One author is writing a series called “VerseryRhymes” that translates the New Testament verse by verse into rhyme. He has completed Matthew, Mark, John, Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians, Colossians, James and Revelation.

Another author from Germany has written a three-part science fiction series.

One of our authors has already sold 51,000 copies of her self-published book “All We Like Sheep”.

From personal experience, we saw a need for a site to help self-published authors find a market for their books. Many self-publishing book companies will teach you the nuts and bolts of self-publishing, and print and sell your books through their website for a hefty percentage. What they won’t do is market your books or feature your books unless you pay a high fee. This site is a place to bring all self-published authors together to sell their books. We will feature each book at various times throughout the year. We will also market the books.

There are over 100 books and ebooks already on Selfpublishedbookstore.com. The books are being marketed in many ways on the web, through the social media and email. We also market with signs, cards, postcards, at book fairs and trade shows. Selfpublishedbookstore.com represents many wonderful authors. There are books in many genres.

Selfpublishedbookstore aims to be a community where author and customer can meet. Authors can list up to 10 different books for $ 20 per year (not $ 20.00 per book) and pay Selfpublishedbookstore.com 15 percent of sales. Selfpublishedbookstore.com is not a publishing company, but sells and markets such books for other authors.

Authors can sell their books on our site for whatever price they choose. While some self-published authors are discovered by large publishing companies, many of them are proud to be on their own and want to remain that way. ?The Shack? is still self-published.

Self-published authors write good books that they believe in. They just need an avenue to get them to customers. That is where selfpublishedbookstore.com comes in.

We have been reaching out to self-published authors encouraging them to consider selling their books on the site. We have been promoting selfpublishedbookstore.com on Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn, social networking sites, the same sites will be used to market books for clients.

Since Selfpublishedbookstore.com started in March, it has had over, 14,000 visits and 183,000 hits from computer users in 22 countries.

REECE SHERMAN

Company:Selfpublishedbookstore.com

Founder: Reece Sherman

Phone: 205-213-2620

Website: selfpublishedbookstore.com

e-mail:reece(at)selfpublishedbookstore(dot)com

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Shmoop Introduces Site Licenses for Schools, Districts, and Public Libraries

Mountain View, CA (PRWEB) October 20, 2010

Shmoop (http://www.shmoop.com), a digital curriculum company that makes fun, rigorous learning and teaching materials, now offers awesome, affordable group rates on its subscription products: Test Prep (for SAT, PSAT, AP Exams) and Teacher?s Editions. Shmoop Site Licenses are available to schools, districts, and public libraries of all shapes and sizes. Shmoop will also give a group (rate) hug to homeschooling collectives.

Shmoop Site Licenses allow schools and libraries to give all of their students, teachers, and patrons complimentary access to Shmoop?s subscription products anywhere they have Web access ? at the library, at home, or on a smart phone while camped out in line for the next Harry Potter movie. Every user chooses his or her own username and password, so there is no hassle for the school or library offering Shmoop services.

For more information and to request a price quote, visit:

http://www.shmoop.com/school-district/

Online Test Prep: Deep Prep with a Fresh Voice. Tackle the SAT Like a Video Game.

Shmoop now offers Site Licenses for its online PSAT Prep, SAT Prep, and AP Exam Prep. Each online prep course includes deep content reviews, hundreds of drill questions and 2-3 full-length interactive Practice Exams. Shmoop uses classic video games like Oregon Trail, Tetris, and Mario Brothers as metaphors for the challenges, pitfalls, and question types that students will face in the exam.

?Shmoop AP Exam Prep is a scholarly study guide, which at the same time conveys an edgy, contemporary attitude that appeals to today?s level of student sophistication,? said Gail Ferguson, 11th grade English teacher at New York City Department of Education?s Aviation High School. ?My students who use Shmoop take their studies seriously, but they want to have fun in their own style. Shmoop has a voice that strikes a chord with students, and their overall performance on the AP examination certainly showed this.?

Teacher?s Editions: Teachers? New BFF. Make Lessons Fun, Current, Hip.

Shmoop now offers more than 80 Teacher?s Editions in Literature, US History, and Civics. Shmoop Teacher?s Editions include

The Planet Helps MuggleNet.com Prepare for Upcoming Harry Potter Releases: World’s Largest Harry Potter Fan Site Expects Record Web Traffic

HOUSTON (PRWEB) July 9, 2007

Bollywoods Ram Questions Lord Ram!

Even if a pin drops in Bollywood, the news spreads like wild fire. And when someone as controversial as Ram Gopal Varma makes a statement on his social networking site available for public display then it is bound to make headlines. On the day of Ram Navami, the filmmaker angered many of his followers by candidly questioning Lord Rams deeds. According to him, the Lord did nothing but just fought a personal war with Raavan, to free his wife Seeta. And such remarks were not appreciated by many who believed that Varma knows how to gain limelight by cheap publicity stunts. With Box Office duds like Rann, Agyat, Phoonk and many more, Ram Gopal Varma has made Bollywood followers wonder if he has lost it completely. He seems to have completely forgotten the basics of filmmaking.

People have reacted very strongly to his statements. A person said, I suggest Mr.Varma to read Ramayana wrote by Valmiki and other translations. There is no Hinduism without Ramayana. Rama is an incarnation of Dharma. How the human relations are to be performed is rightly depicted in Ramayana. While another person said, Ram Gopal has lost it…..! Sorry! He never had it! But then what can one expect from a nation that has proved itself to be pseudo-secular. Everything that you speak against Sanatan (Hinduism) will get you noticed, and so every tom, dick and harry has taken to earning cheap publicity. After all, Ram Gopal too has given nothing but super flops in the last few years, so to remain in the news he will stoop to doing anything! Forgive the poor man……God has forsaken him long back, so he has to resort to such tactics! It’s a question of his survival after all!.

The filmmaker has marvelled at slinging mud at others and making tacky statements to grab ears. The very fact that he has no more blockbusters to his credit post Company and Sarkar Raj, Varma is certainly making all possible attempts to draw attention of people. RGV recently produced multilingual film Rakhtacharita with Vivek Oberoi and Ajit playing lead roles. But the films proved to be Box Office disasters. However, a filmmaker like him, who has made films on hard hitting social and political issues scandalised many by making comments on Lord Ram. Ironically, her shares his name with the Almighty himself! And as they say any publicity is good publicity, Varma is certainly making headlines. But by doing so is certainly losing out on many of his followers.

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