DiscoverEnglish Learning for Curious Minds#262 | JK Rowling & The Battle To Publish Harry Potter
#262 | JK Rowling & The Battle To Publish Harry Potter

#262 | JK Rowling & The Battle To Publish Harry Potter

Update: 2022-05-1210
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On 26 June 1997, an unknown author published a book called Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. 

Harry Potter would go on to become the best-selling series in literary history, selling over 500 million copies worldwide.

The journey to get there, however, was far from simple.



  • The early life of JK Rowling

  • Her mother's illness

  • Getting the idea for Harry Potter

  • Losing her mother, moving to Porto and her unhappy first marriage

  • Escaping to Edinburgh

  • Writing Harry Potter in a cafe while her daughter slept

  • Trying to find a publisher for Harry Potter

  • Why Harry Potter was rejected by so many publishers

  • The daughter of the boss of Bloomsbury Publishing reads one chapter

  • Getting her first book deal

  • The reception of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone

  • Seeing JK Rowling's personal story in Harry Potter

  • Taking the book to the USA

Full transcript, subtitles and key vocabulary available on the website: https://www.leonardoenglish.com/podcasts/publishing-harry-potter


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#262 | JK Rowling & The Battle To Publish Harry Potter

#262 | JK Rowling & The Battle To Publish Harry Potter

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