Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince:CNN is reporting the titles of the next Harry Potter novel...

The sixth book in the popular Harry Potter series will be titled "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince," the books' author J.K. Rowling has announced.

 

The title of the sixth Harry Potter book will be "Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince."

Rowling made the announcement on her Web site, JKRowling.com, although it took some knowledge of her site by dedicated fans to reveal the title. The path to find the title was explained on a fan's site, WizardNews.com, and was confirmed Tuesday by her literary agent, Christopher Little Agency, which was reached in London by CNN/Money.

Rowling is still in the process of writing the book and no release date has been set, according to her agent. The fifth book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was published in 2003, and is due out in paperback version in Britain on July 10 and in the United States on Aug. 10.

Overall the first five books in the series have sold more than 250 million copies worldwide since the debut of the first book, "Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone," in 1997. The British publisher of the books is Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, while the U.S. publisher is Scholastic Corp.

The fourth movie, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire, is due in theaters in November 2005.

Brian B.