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All Seven ‘Harry Potter’ Books to Be Recorded as Full-Cast Audio Productions With More Than 100 Actors, Will Release Exclusively on Audible


Listen up, Potterheads: J.K. Rowling’s seven original Harry Potter books are getting a massive new audiobook series.

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Discussion Questions:

  1. What is fandom?
  2. What are “Potterheads,” and how might that represent an example of fandom?
  3. Why is fandom important in sports and entertainment?
  4. What is distribution in entertainment?
  5. What is exclusivity as it relates to distribution?
  6. Based on what you learned from this news story, what is a “full-cast audio production” of a book?
  7. How might “Potterheads” help explain why Amazon would want exclusive rights to the full-cast audio productions of all seven Harry Potter books?
  8. Will the new recordings of the Harry Potter books appeal to people other than Potterheads? Why or why not?
  9. When will the full-cast audio versions of the book be available?
  10. Why would Amazon and Pottermore Publishing make this announcement now if they aren’t available anytime soon?
Chris Lindauer
After working for nearly a decade in professional sports, Chris Lindauer, formed Sports Career Consulting to provide unique sports business education opportunities in and out of the classroom. In the eighteen years (and counting) that followed, Chris has inspired thousands of students to pursue their passions and explore the career of their dreams. He currently lives in Portland, Oregon with his wife, two teenage daughters and their dog.


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