After much speculation, and years of talk and rumors
of its contents, J.K. Rowling's latest endevour,
the "Official Harry Potter encyclopedia"
has just been announced to be currently on hold.
In a post earlier this week on her newly updated
and redesigned website, J.K. Rowling officially announced:
"I have been enjoying sharing information
about Harry’s world on Pottermore for free,
and don’t have any firm plans to publish it in book form."
This openly contradicts what she previously said barely a month ago:
(April 2012 post)
"For a long time I have been promising an encyclopedia 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
Sounds like the Harry Potter fandom should not be expecting the release
of the Harry Potter encyclopedia anytime in the near future, if at all.
Either way, it is doubtful that this will be the last we hear about this "encyclopedia."