J.K. Rowling Clarifies We're Not Getting A New 'Harry Potter' Novel

12/02/2016 5:50 AM AEDT | Updated 15/07/2016 12:51 PM AEST
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FILE - In this April 9, 2015 file photo, "Harry Potter" author J.K. Rowling lights the Empire State Building to mark the launch of her non-profit children's organization Lumos, in New York. Scholastic Inc. announced Wednesday, Feb. 10, 2016, that a “script book” of “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child” will be published July 31. The book is a based on the two-part stage collaboration of Rowling, Jack Thorne and John Tiffany and arrives just after the play premieres in London July 30. (Photo by Evan Agostini/Invision/AP, File)

News of a so-called "eighth" Harry Potter book flooded social media yesterday after publisher Little, Brown, announced it would be releasing the "Harry Potter and the Cursed Child" script in book format on July 31.

But, J.K. Rowling wants us all to know, it is not a novel like her seven others in the series. Like the publisher tweeted, it's a script in book format.

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