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J.K. Rowling To Make Mystery Announcement

Author J.K. Rowling has launched a mysterious website called “Pottermore.” The site links to a YouTube page counting down to “J.K. Rowling’s announcement” in six days (as of this June 16 writing).

So far, the site (pictured) features a picture of two owls and a “Coming Soon” message from the author. The site’s Twitter account already counts more than 35,000 followers.

Rowling’s spokeswoman explained in The Bookseller: “It is not another Harry Potter book but we cannot reveal any more at this stage, fans will have to keep an eye on the website. It will be launching soon.”

According to Digital Spy, Rowling had patented the word internationally in 2009. In February, Rowling told BBC News that she had several new projects in the works. Last year, actor Daniel Radcliffe claimed that Rowling promised to reward him by not writing anymore Harry Potter books.

Hollywood Crush and College Humor offer several theories on what she may be working on next. Rowling has never published a book not set in the Harry Potter universe; her last publication, The Tales of Beedle the Bard, is a collection of wizarding world fairy tales released in 2008.

Editor’s Note: This post was updated as the story evolved.

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