“Bloomsbury Publishing is delighted to announce that JK Rowling will be launching Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince at Edinburgh Castle.
Immediately after midnight, at 00.01am on Saturday 16th July JK Rowling will read from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince in the Great Hall of Edinburgh Castle. This moment will be beamed by satellite transmission to television and radio stations around the globe and photographs of it made available to print media.
JK Rowling’s audience will be seventy aspiring cub reporters (aged 8-16) attending the Harry Potter Children’s Press Conference Weekend on behalf of selected English-language newspapers from around the world. The cub reporters will meet JK Rowling who will give them each a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. They will then have the weekend to read the book in a special Reading Room at Edinburgh Castle before attending the Children’s Press Conference on Sunday 17th July to question JK Rowling in person.” news from bloomsbury.com