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    Magical Index: J.K. Rowling Starts Work on the Harry Potter Encyclopedia

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    Memo to Muggles everywhere: J.K. Rowling isn't done with everyone's favorite boy wizard just yet.

    The famed author has begun work on her long-promised—and undoubtedly voluminous—Harry Potter encyclopedia, with proceeds its sale going to charity.

    "It is likely to be a time-consuming job, but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity," announced Rowling in an update in the FAQ section of her website.

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    So anyone in the dark about what a squib is (a child born of magical parents who develop no magical abilities) or forgot the shape-shifting Boggart's talent (takes the form of its victim's worst fear), you'll be happy to know the 46-year-old scribe and one of the U.K.'s wealthiest women outside of the queen, is more than pleased to provide the answers.

    And according to Rowling, "some of it forms the new content in Pottermore."

    Pottermore, as every superfan of the lightning-scarred magician knows by now, is a new Potter-themed interactive website that launched last July and features games and contests as well as over 18,000 additional words of background content, which presumably Rowling is drawing on for her massive catalog of the wizarding world.

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    Pottermore also allows Netizens to buy e-book editions of all seven editions of her best-selling fantasy series.

    While she gets down to business on the encyclopedia, Rowling also revealed last week the title of her first adult novel will be The Casual Vacancy, which hits stores Sept. 27.

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