TRL Books is the first publisher of books focused exclusively in J.K. Rowling and her works, mainly the Harry Potter series. TRL Books has published one book so far, Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon, and plans to publish two more (Potterlingual and The Many faces of Harry) in the upcoming months.
Based on original research and exclusive interviews, this book tells the story of how the Harry Potter books, movies, theme parks, fandom and more were created. Including the creative processes, the marketing aspect, and the legal issues that arose, this publication aims to be a behind-the-scenes of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
With the testimony of editors, artists, publicists, and producers, Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon features rare facts and oddities from the publication of the books and the making of the films that changed and connected the lives of millions.
Since Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone got published for the very first time in 1997, all seven volumes in the Harry Potter book series have had many different cover designs, giving the young wizard different faces all around the world.
Compiling hours of research and many interviews with some of the illustrators, this book tries to unveil the secrets behind the covers of one of the most beloved book series of all times.
Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone is near the top of the list of most translated works of all time and it is unique in the world given the speed with which it arrived there. Potterlingual explores how the Harry Potter books have been (and continue to be) brought to billions of people who aren't fluent in English. Through interviews, anecdotes and analysis, linguist Sean McLennan—aka Potterglot—brings insight into the surprising complexities of language, Harry Potter translations and the community of fans who collect them. Potterlingual marries the love of Harry Potter and the love of language and is sure to delight anyone with a passing interest in either.
January 2nd, 2023
TRL Books announces the publication of two exciting new books in the second half of 2023: The Many Faces of Harry by Laurent Garcia and Potterlingual by Sean McLennan.
The Many Faces of Harry is a comprehensive look at the talented illustrators from around the world who have brought the magic of the Harry Potter series to life through their stunning cover art. Written by Laurent Garcia, this book will delve into the evolution of the series' iconic covers and provide a thorough examination of the artists and their work.
Potterlingual, written by Sean McLennan, is a must-have for any Harry Potter fan, exploring the fascinating world of translations and adaptations of the beloved series. From official translations to fan-made efforts, Potterlingual delves into the challenges and triumphs of bringing the magic of Harry Potter to readers in different languages and cultures. This book is packed with curiosities and stories that will delight and surprise even the most devoted fans.
TRL Books is thrilled to bring these two informative and engaging books to readers in the second half of 2023. Keep an eye out for more information and pre-order details in the coming months.
June 1st, 2022
We are pleased to announce the release of the updated and revised second edition of Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon. This comprehensive work delves into the behind-the-scenes story of the creation and evolution of the Harry Potter franchise, including the creative processes, marketing strategies, and legal issues that arose.
Originally published in September 2021, this revised edition features improved grammar, revised content, and a redesigned layout. These updates make for a smoother and more enjoyable reading experience for fans of the Wizarding World.
Get your hands on a copy of the updated Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon, now available exclusively on Amazon.
September 27th, 2021
Today, TRL Books published Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon: How the Harry Potter books, movies, theme parks and more came to life, a behind-the-scenes of the Harry Potter phenomenon.
Based on original research and exclusive interviews, this book written by Patricio Tarantino (director of The Rowling Library), tells the story of how the Harry Potter books, movies, theme parks, fandom and more were created. With the testimony of editors, artists, publicists, and producers, Secret History of the Wizarding Phenomenon features rare facts and oddities from the publication of the books and the making of the films that changed and connected the lives of millions.
With a foreword by Bryony Evens (who, according to J.K. Rowling, discovered Harry Potter), and a cover illustration by Débora Olivaes, the book is available from today on Amazon.
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