Harry Potter and the Half-blood Prince is due to be published at midnight on Saturday and is expected to be the UK's best-selling adult hardback of the year.
I realize that plenty of adults are going to be reading the book, but last time I checked it is still categorized as a childrens book.
Pirated eBook update: There are a few .torrents floating around that purport to be the book, but they're actually bad fanfic novels. Who writes a 289 page Harry Potter fanfic? Hopefully a legit illegitimate copy will turn up soon after the actual release. Please don't make me lug that thing!
The author lives in Vancouver, Washington, USA with his girlfriend and a menagerie of cats, rats, fish, birds, guinea pigs and robots.
Among other inanities, he strives to use investigative techniques to work young starlet breasts into every aspect of rational discourse -- focusing on the discourse, thus making it not perverted. Also, has recently begun a career as "Internet hairstylist."
He can be contacted via email and Jabber IM at 'firstname.lastname@example.org'. He likes to be contacted.
(All press inquiries, however, ought be directed towards the author's agent, Alistair Hoel, via email to email@example.com.)