August 14, 1995 |
It is nothing new for Hollywood to adapt movies from best-selling books. Certainly, many of the biggest movies of recent years have been cinematic versions of bestsellers, notably Michael Crichton's "Jurassic Park," John Grisham's "The Firm" and Robert James Waller's "The Bridges of Madison County."
July 19, 2007 |
The assault on the "Harry Potter" embargo continued Wednesday, as Scholastic Inc., publisher of the blockbuster series, revealed that as many as 1,200 copies of "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" were delivered the day before to readers who bought the books from an online company, in apparent violation of an agreement by retailers not to sell any copies until midnight Friday.
April 14, 2000 |
Scholastic Corp., the U.S. publisher of the Harry Potter series of children's books, agreed to buy publisher and children's book-club operator Grolier Inc. from France's Lagardere for $400 million in cash. Danbury, Conn.-based Grolier, with $450 million in 1999 revenue, is the top seller of children's books and reference books to school libraries. Its Internet site sells books primarily for children under 5. New York-based Scholastic sells primarily to children ages 6 to 12.