The Harry Potter Journey has been published!

The Harry Potter Journey: Volume One has been published.

The Harry Potter Journey: Volume One has been published.

Back in January we asked our readers to donate to the Harry Potter Journey fund, which would make the Harry Potter Journey website a book. With your help, that dream is now a reality, and The Harry Potter Journey: Volume One – The making of ‘The Philosopher’s Stone’ is now published.

The Harry Potter Journey is an in-depth, page-turning narrative that traces the roots of Harry Potter, from the moment of conception to present day. Not only are readers exposed to the transformation of a manuscript, but also a person: a struggling single mother with a big idea, J.K. Rowling. Through the interviews of key figures and detailed research, the author takes us on the magnificent journey that is the making of the first Harry Potter novel. The book tells a really amazing and unforgettable story about the making of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and it is a must read for all Harry Potter fanatics.

If you want, you can purchase it at for $10, using a credit card or pay pal account.

This first volume covers the story of the first book, and the second volume will focus on Chamber of Secrets and Prisoner of Azkaban. A release date has not been announced yet for the second volume.

About the Harry Potter Journey:

For the past two years, the Harry Potter Journey has been an online visual history of the writing of the Harry Potter books. It shared the complete history behind the Harry Potter books, with different editions and collector’s items, and more. In 2013 it was published in the form of a book, and is available in e-book format.


Donate to make The Harry Potter Journey into an e-book

Donate to make The Harry Potter Journey into an e-book

Our friends at The Harry Potter Journey are about to take their site to new heights and launch an e-book version of their site. But first, they need your help.

As you can imagine, editing and releasing a book isn’t cheap, even if it is an e-book. They have to pay for editors, artists, and other people who are crucial in the making of any book.

To raise the money for the e-book, they have launched a crowd funding campaign. If you would like to donate, click here.

If they raise enough money for this one, there will be more, presumably a volume for each Harry Potter book.

You may recall we did an interview with the creator of The Harry Potter Journey back in January 2012. Read the interview here.

About The Harry Potter Journey:

The Harry Potter Journey is a non-profit website that has been in development since 2009, though it has changed and grown over the years. The idea began as solely a timeline of the Harry Potter books, how they were created and how they affected J.K. Rowling’s life. It grew to be a website that shares the complete history behind the Harry Potter books, editions and collector’s items, and more.


About The Harry Potter Journey E-Book (via HPJ):

During the last months we have been working on The Harry Potter Journey, Volume 1, which will be the first ebook ever covering the making of Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone. It will be an extended and revised version of the website, including new and never heard or seen information too. If all goes well, the tentative release date for the e-book is June 30, 2013, 16 years after the first Harry Potter book was published.