Joanne (J.K.) Rowling
A member of staff poses holding a first edition copy of 'Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone' by British author J K Rowling annotated by Rowling that will form part of the 'English PEN First Editions, Second Thoughts Sale' at Sotheby's auction house in central London on May 20, 2013. The annotated first edition copy of the first book in the Harry Potter saga which reveals Rowlings own commentary and illustrations is expected to realise GBP 80,000 - 120,000 when it is sold at Sotheby's May 21.
It dissolved like paper in the rain ... In a pre-Internet age, it might have kept going, and I would have been happy to keep it going for 25 years. There's a long tradition in publishing about using a pen name for lots of reasons, going back centuries and continuing up to the present day. J.K. Rowling published using her initials because she wanted boys to read her books.
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