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Pottermore, the digital publishing, e-commerce, entertainment and news company from J.K. Rowling, is the global digital publisher of Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World. As the digital heart of J.K. Rowling’s Wizarding World, pottermore.com is dedicated to unlocking the power of imagination. It offers news, features, and articles as well as new and previously unreleased writing by J.K. Rowling.
J.K. Rowling is the author of the bestselling Harry Potter series of seven books, published between 1997 and 2007, which have sold over 450 million copies worldwide, are distributed in more than 200 territories and translated into 79 languages, and have been turned into eight blockbuster films.
She has written three companion volumes in aid of charity: Quidditch Through the Ages and Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them in aid of Comic Relief; and The Tales of Beedle the Bard in aid of her children’s charity Lumos.
In 2012, J.K. Rowling’s digital entertainment and e-commerce company Pottermore was launched, where fans can enjoy her new writing and immerse themselves deeper in the wizarding world.
Her first novel for adult readers, The Casual Vacancy, was published in September 2012 and adapted for TV by the BBC in 2015. Her crime novels, written under the pseudonym Robert Galbraith, were published in 2013 (The Cuckoo's Calling), 2014 (The Silkworm) and 2015 (Career of Evil), and are to be adapted for a major new television series for BBC One, produced by Brontë Film and Television.
J.K. Rowling collaborated on the stage play, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Parts One and Two which opened in London’s West End in the summer of 2016. Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play by Jack Thorne, based on an original new story by J.K. Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany.
Also in 2016, J.K. Rowling made her screenwriting debut with the film Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them, a further extension of the Wizarding World, released to critical acclaim in November 2016. A prequel to Harry Potter, this new adventure of Magizoologist Newt Scamander marked the start of a five-film series to be written by the author.
As well as receiving an OBE for services to children's literature, she has received many awards and honours, including France’s Legion d’Honneur and the Hans Christian Andersen Award.
Founding Partner, The Blair Partnership
Neil Blair is the Chairman of the Board and a Director of Pottermore as well as the Founding Partner of The Blair Partnership, a London-based literary agency and business management company that represents several leading authors including J.K. Rowling. Blair is active in a number of charities including Lumos, J.K. Rowling's charity, which works towards the deinstitutionalisation of children in Eastern Europe.
Global Digital Director
Henriette Stuart-Reckling is an entertainment-marketing expert with extensive experience in brand management, digital marketing, consumer products and retail. She joined Pottermore in June 2015 and is charged with using her deep understanding of consumer and entertainment brands to help build Pottermore’s global digital strategy.
Jemma Hill joined Pottermore in February 2016. Jemma is responsible for financial reporting, planning and commercial support. Prior to Pottermore, she worked in key finance and operational roles at The Walt Disney Company EMEA in Media Distribution and Franchise. She qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Deloitte and is a member of the ICAEW.
Verity is an experienced eCommerce executive with deep experience merchandising, selling and marketing entertainment content and consumer products. She is responsible for overseeing Pottermore’s growing eCommerce business. Previously, Verity worked at Amazon and its subsidiary, The Book Depository; Snapfish; and Yahoo! Australia and New Zealand.
Director of Strategy & Operations
Tom is responsible for revenue forecasting and developing commercial strategy across Pottermore’s lines of business. Previously, he was a consultant with the strategy consulting firm The Parthenon Group. He is also the inventor of “Market Meltdown," a board game based on the financial crisis.