In recent years, one name has remained synonymous with magic and adventure: J.K. Rowling, the acclaimed author of the “Harry Potter” book series. Despite multiple attempts to cancel her for her views on biological women, Rowling’s books have continued to soar in profits, with Pottermore Publishing reporting a substantial increase in sales.
In 2023, Pottermore Publishing, a global digital audiobook and eBook publisher of “Harry Potter” books and affiliated Wizarding World titles, saw a surge in profits, going from approximately $7 million U.S. dollars to more than $11.9 million over the last fiscal year. This news comes despite numerous efforts to boycott and prevent the sale of Rowling’s books, due to her support for biological women over trans-identifying males.
Pottermore witnesses surge in profits with pre-tax gains reaching £9.4 million
— The Rowling Library (@rowlinglibrary) January 2, 2024
Despite facing attacks from leftist activists, Rowling remains unapologetically outspoken on social media and does not back down when threatened by trans activists. In fact, she has gained significant attention for her online posts, with millions of views and shares on platforms such as Twitter. This only emphasizes the continued support for Rowling and her work.
In her recent viral post, Rowling addressed those pushing the use of the word “cis,” a term used to describe people whose identity and gender correspond with their biological sex. She called out the term as being “ideological language” and highlighted its connection to the unfalsifiable concept of gender identity. This post received widespread attention and support from those who share her belief in the inherent value of biological sex.
Rowling’s stance on this issue has not wavered, despite receiving backlash from those who disagree with her. She has also been vocal in her criticism of the Gender Recognition Reform Bill supported by the former Scottish female First Minister, Nicola Sturgeon, in 2022. This bill would allow individuals to legally change their gender without medical or legal intervention, a move that many believe undermines the importance and validity of biological sex.
I’ve been contacted by innumerable doctors, nurses, therapists, teachers, social workers & academics who believe we’re living through a socio-medical scandal. Please give examples of my lies and proof I have all the money in the world, because my accountant says differently. pic.twitter.com/XWyS06r0dt
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) November 7, 2023
In response to a critic who told her that she, as a cis woman, had the right to disagree with him, Rowling replied with her trademark wit, “Just type ‘repent, heretic.’ Fewer characters and it’ll have exactly the same effect on me.” This response highlights Rowling’s refusal to be silenced or intimidated by those who try to silence her.
It is clear that Rowling’s success and popularity continue to surpass any attempts to cancel her or her work. The surge in profits for Pottermore Publishing is further proof that her books have stood the test of time and remain beloved by readers around the world.
Pottermore’s Managing Director echoed this sentiment in a statement, saying that the company continues to look for ways to grow partnerships and reach new audiences with creative initiatives. This dedication to expanding the reach of the “Harry Potter” books shows that there is still a high demand for the magical world and its beloved characters, despite attempts to tarnish its creator’s reputation.
As the world continues to grapple with issues surrounding gender identity and expression, Rowling remains a fierce advocate for the truth and for protecting the hard-fought rights of biological women. Her refusal to be canceled or silenced serves as an inspiration to many, and her books continue to bring joy and wonder to readers of all ages.
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A massive medical scandal has been unfolding in plain sight. All who’ve tried to shout down whistleblowers like Dr. Riittakerttu Kaltiala deserve the reckoning that’s coming.https://t.co/bbKFzwH1UR
— J.K. Rowling (@jk_rowling) October 30, 2023
It is undeniable that J.K. Rowling’s work has had a profound impact on literature and popular culture. As we look towards the future, it is clear that the magic of the “Harry Potter” series will continue to captivate and inspire generations to come.