Raincoast Books announces the Winner of the Harry Potter Launch Weekend Sweepstakes Contest

Raincoast Book is pleased to announce that Eun Ji An of West Vancouver, British Columbia, is the winner of the Raincoast Harry Potter Launch Weekend Sweepstakes Contest.

(PRWEB) June 22, 2005 -- Join Raincoast Books and raise a glass of Butterbeer to Eun Ji An of West Vancouver, BC, winner of the Raincoast Harry Potter Launch Weekend Sweepstakes Contest.

Eun Ji An, along with a parent, will travel to Edinburgh to participate in the Harry Potter Children's Press Conference Weekend.

On the stroke of midnight on the eve of publication on Saturday 16th July J.K. Rowling will read from Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince the latest installment in the Harry Potter book adventure in the Great Hall at Edinburgh Castle.

Eun Ji An will be one of seventy cub reporters attending the Harry Potter Children’s Press Conference Weekend on behalf of newspapers, and other organizations from around the world. The cub reporters will meet J.K. Rowling who will give them each a signed copy of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. There will be a photographer at the midnight event who will take a photograph of each child with J. K. Rowling as she gives them their book. The cub reporters will then have the weekend to read the book in a specially created Reading Room at Edinburgh Castle before attending the Children’s Press Conference on Sunday 17th July to question J. K. Rowling about the new book.

When Eun Ji An was asked why she is the biggest fan of the Harry Potter book series, she proclaimed, "I read the five Harry Potter books that are out in two languages [English and Korean] and also listened to them in audio recording. I am so crazy about Harry Potter that I believed that I was going to get sent to Hogwarts. I check news about Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling's site everyday."

Raincoast Books would like to thank the thousands of fans who entered the Harry Potter Launch Weekend Contest, and the over 400 independent bookstores, Amazon.ca and other retailers across Canada who participated in the contest by supplying entrants with special postcards containing the contest's secret password.

For more information regarding the Raincoast Books publicity and marketing campaign, please contact:
Jamie Broadhurst
Director of Marketing
Raincoast Books
604-323-7124
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http://www.raincoast.com/harrypotter/index.html

Raincoast Books is a Canadian publisher of the Harry Potter book series. Raincoast is a publisher and distributor based in Vancouver, BC. Raincoast Publishing produces a wide range of fiction and non-fiction titles for adults and children. Raincoast Distribution is the exclusive Canadian distributor for some of the leading publishers from the U.K., the U.S. and Canada.

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