J.K. Rowling to Explore New Territory in Book for Adults

Image From The Blair Partnership, Rowling’s Agent

Harry Potter’s author is abandoning Hogwarts, childrens books and her UK publisher Bloomsbury for her next book. Earlier today, Little, Brown announced it will publish J.K. Rowling’s next title, a book for adults (via the NYT Arts Beat blog). According to the release, “The title, the date for the worldwide publication and further details about the novel will be announced later in the year.”

Characteristically, Rowling’s statement was vague,

Although I’ve enjoyed writing it every bit as much, my next book will be very different to the Harry Potter series, which has been published so brilliantly by Bloomsbury and my other publishers around the world. The freedom to explore new territory is a gift that Harry’s success has brought me, and with that new territory it seemed a logical progression to have a new publisher. I am delighted to have a second publishing home in Little, Brown, and a publishing team that will be a great partner in this new phase of my writing life.

In addition, sister company, Hachette Audio, announced it will release an audio edition.

Another Rowling project, Pottermore.com, which was supposed to launch in October, is still in beta.

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