It's time for all of us to graduate from Hogwarts and become adults.
J.K. Rowling is one of the most famous authors working today, due to her massively popular "Harry Potter" book series and its lucrative film spin-offs. Now, the British scribe is going beyond kid-friendly fantasy into the realm of adult-oriented literature, planning to write a new novel.
Rowling has so far been tight-lipped about a title, any story details or even publication dates. The author hinted that things will be different this time around, starting with a new publisher, Little, Brown and Co.
“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," said Rowling in a statement. "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.”
“For me, quite simply, it is a personal and professional dream come true to be working with J.K. Rowling,” added Little, Brown's David Shelley. “She is one of the best storytellers in the world, and I am looking forward enormously to helping bring her new novel for adults to her fans and admirers, and to introducing her writing to new readers the world over.”
Beginning in 1997, Rowling’s seven "Harry Potter" novels have sold a staggering 450 million copies worldwide.
Will readers respond to her new literary effort with such enthusiasm?