J.K. Rowling announces HP encyclopedia is underway!

Just today, Harry Potter author J.K. Rowling
has announced that the long-awaited, official
Harry Potter encyclopedia, is currently underway.

This was the official statement released online:
"For a long time I have been promising an encyclopaedia 
of Harry’s world, and I have started work on this now – 
some of it forms the new content in Pottermore. 

It is likely to be a time-consuming job, 
but when finished I shall donate all royalties to charity."

This announcement does confirm fan speculation that Pottermore may have
taken the place of the  originally-planned encyclopedia, but this is not true.
Pottermore and the HP encyclopedia are two separate projects.

This looks like an excellent sign, to see J.K. Rowling say that
that she has actively "started work" on the encyclopedia.