JK Rowling Just Released A New Book Online And It’s Free To Read
And she's looking for fans to illustrate it!
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It’s not every day that the queen of fiction herself, JK Rowling announces that she’s releasing a brand new book, but luckily for us, today just happens to be that day.
Taking to Twitter to announce the news, JK said that she was working on a brand new children’s book named ‘The Ickabog’, and knowing the work that Joanne has created before, fans were understandably excited.
However, there is more than one reason why people are losing it over the prospect of a new Rowling book, while we all can’t wait to devour it, even if it is for children, JK said that she wants her followers to help with the illustration of the book.
In the tweet she said:
“I have a small announcement, but before I get started, I want to head off one possible source of confusion,”
“THIS IS NOT A HARRY POTTER SPIN-OFF. Over 10 years ago, I wrote a stand-alone fairytale called The Ickabog. she continued.
“I always meant to publish it, but after the last Potter was released I wrote two novels for adults and, after some dithering, decided to put those out next. Over time I came to think of The Ickabog as just for my family. The manuscript went up into the attic, where it remained until a few weeks ago.”
Each weekday, over the next seven weeks, a new instalment will be published. We hope you and your children will enjoy this original fairy tale! pic.twitter.com/ddIIWKfeHL
— The Ickabog (@TheIckabog) May 26, 2020
Telling her fans that the book was now available to read online for free, she also went on to say how fans can get involved with the exciting project, saying that she wanted children who read the book to illustrate the book for her.
“Anyway, over the last few weeks I’ve done a bit of rewriting and I’ve decided to publish The Ickabog for free online.”
She addedd: “best pictures in each publishing territory will be included in the books we intend to publish in November 2020.”
Okay, so we may not be children, but our drawings would certainly pass for one, so does that still count?
Chapters from The Ickabog will be released every weekday from now until the 10th of July, which will be entirely free to read.
JK has said that all profits from the book will be going straight to COVID-19 charities
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