HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX delayed indefinitely (Mania.com)

By:Christopher Allan Smith
Date: Tuesday, April 16, 2002
Source: EW

It looks like the publication of the fifth book in the HARRY POTTER series is once again in limbo. The book will arrive at some point, but it's missed its original shipping date by almost a year, and now it seems it will miss another.

According to Bloomsbury, the series' British publishing house, HARRY POTTER AND THE ORDER OF THE PHOENIX will not be shipping in July as originally planned. It seems author J.K. Rowling is still at work on Harry's fifth year at Hogwarts.

So when will the book finally arrive? When Rowling is good and ready, that's when.

"She's still writing it," said a Bloomsbury spokeswoman. "Until she delivers the manuscript, we won't announce a publication date. We're hoping it will be this autumn. It probably will be later in the fall."