How Did J.k Rowling Become Famous?

By Tiara

As mentioned before, JK Rowling is known for her writing talent. She has published over 30 books, including The Harry Potter series and The Casual Vacancy trilogy. But aside from that, she’s also famous for being an entrepreneur. She owns several companies such as Pottermore, a company that hosts online quizzes about Hogwarts house classes and other information about the Wizarding World; Platform 9 ¾, a movie production company; and Pensieve, which is designed to help people organize their thoughts and concepts.

It is very common to find her speaking at different events around the world. Some of these include lectures at universities, book signings, and even TV appearances where she talks about her career or anything related to the industry.

Her success as an entrepreneur is what really made her wealthy. She makes a lot of money off all of her businesses, both current and past. However, not every event receives a positive response due to her choice of topics and statements.

Some critics describe her as self-centered, while others say things like “ruining childhood memories” or feel she doesn’t care much about children readers. There are some who praise her achievements, but most complain about something in particular.

This article will discuss one of her more controversial business ventures – the Muggleborn Citizenship Scheme.

Published her first book when she was 12

how did j.k rowling became famous

As mentioned earlier, it was not until Harry Potter and The Philosopher’s Stone was published in 1997 that J.K. Rowling became famous. This is due to the fact that she wrote the book at such a young age- she was only twelve years old when she finished writing it!

When she did eventually publish the novel, however, she had already built up quite a reputation as an author. She had written several other books before HP, including The Tales of Beedle the Bard (which are now considered to be part of the canon) and The Worst Book In The World!, which received widespread praise for its wit and humor.

Her talent as an author was clearly visible even back then, but with the success of HP, her career took off spectacularly. Since then, she has authored over twenty different novels and novellas, all of which have been bestsellers.

Developed a friendship with an adult publisher

how did j.k rowling became famous

After graduating high school, JK was not immediately sure what to do next. She had dreams of being an artist like her mother, but she also wanted to pursue writing as a career.

Fortunately, she found a way to combine both hobbies in one. Years earlier, while still in high school, she developed a close friend who happened to work at a publishing company.

This acquaintance was able to put her through editing courses where she could hone her skills, and eventually she was hired full time. Her new employer was very supportive of her dream of becoming a writer!

Rowling now has the opportunity to make her living solely off of her creative talent, which is definitely a worthy goal. If you’re ever struggling to find the inspiration to write, maybe giving it a try is the solution.

Self-published her first book

After graduating with honors from Harvard University, novelist J.K. Rowling left England to pursue an MBA in New York City. It was there she met Mandy Rice, who would go on to become her business manager after discovering Harry Potter while chatting it up at a party.

Rice introduced Rowling to several publishers but they all declined her proposals due to her unwillingness to sign a contract that prevented her from writing other books for years. So she decided to self-publish her first novel, The Casual Vacancy.

It was not easy. Rowling had no experience as a publisher nor did she have much money saved up. But she persevered and posted her manuscript online where anyone could read it for free.

More than 2 million people downloaded the ebook version of The Casual Vacancy which made it successful enough to earn Rowling and her Business Manager their own recognition. They now work full time helping aspiring writers launch their careers.

Rowling’s success has inspired many to give writing a try. More than 200,000 people have written an average of more than 70 pages each since she started this trend back in 2011!

She is also famous for being one of the best storytellers around. Her talent for creating narratives is what makes her novels so memorable.

Her style includes incorporating themes and stories from various sources throughout her works, making them even more unique.

Appeared on YouTube

how did j.k rowling became famous

As we mentioned earlier, it was not until Harry Potter and The Sorcerer’s Stone was published in 1997 that people began to recognize J.K. Rowling as an author. This is because she made her first appearance online with a one-minute video titled “I am giving away 5kg of chocolate!”

In this short clip, you can see Rowling talking about her love for chocolate and how much money she spends buying it every year. She then tells the audience that if they follow her on social media then they will get 10% off all her chocolate by supporting her business ventures.

This message seems very self-serving but after watching it, you realize just how powerful of an influencer she has become.

By posting this personal message, she reached over half a million followers at the time which gave her credibility as an entrepreneur.

Since then, she has built up this fan base through various ways like putting out educational content or telling funny stories. All of these things help her connect with her audience and grow her influence.

She is such a strong leader who creates engaging content for others to watch that she now gets paid to inspire and motivate other people.

Became a billionaire

how did j.k rowling became famous

As mentioned earlier, it was not until Harry Potter and The Deathly Hallows that JK Rowling made her professional writing debut. Before then she had published several other books as an adult, but they were mostly fiction novels.

Her first successful foray into young adult literature came in 1997 when she wrote the book series called “The Philosopher’s Stone” or sometimes referred to just as “The Sorcerer’s Stone.” It is the title of the first novel in the Harry Potter franchise.

This book introduced us to seventeen year old student Harry Potter who learns he has been chosen by fate to save the world from destruction due to magical powers he does not know he possesses.

He trains with his fellow classmate Hermione Granger while getting help from professors at Hogwarts School for Wizardry and Witchcraft. In order to survive his lessons, Harry must learn how to control his abilities and what secrets these new skills expose about himself and the wizarding community.

Sold her company

how did j.k rowling became famous

After selling The Fountainhead in 1980, she focused her efforts on writing more serious novels. Her first novel that received significant attention was The Philosopher’s Stone, which was published in 1997. It is the prequel to Harry Potter and was later made into a movie.

Since then, she has written over twenty-five different books, including the New York Times best sellers —Harry Potter and series such as The Casual Vacancy and For A People Who Have No Names.

She also wrote two other adult fiction series under her own name: The Sharp Series and The Cormac Mac Geary Chronicles. In addition to these, she writes nonfiction, including How To Be Rich (which most famously appeared at number one on the New York Time Best Seller list) and Women’s Health Advice She Has Given Over One Decade.

Made a movie deal with Warner Bros

how did j.k rowling became famous

After graduating from college, writer and publisher JK Rowling made her big break by offering to write a screenplay for what would become one of Hollywood’s highest-grossing movies ever.

In May 1997, just two months after finishing her second book, Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, she traveled to London to meet with executives at New Line Cinema about making the story into a film.

The studio loved it, and in June they offered her a contract that gave her half ownership of the franchise and an advance of $50,000 (about $100,000 today). She quickly signed on, writing the first draft within three weeks.

Since then, the author has penned seven more novels in the series as well as several other standalone works. Her bestseller The Casual Vacation Diary was turned into a hit Netflix comedy in early 2019.

Published another book

how did j.k rowling became famous

After graduating with her degree in English, Rowling began writing seriously when she was twenty-three years old. Her first manuscript was a children’s story that she self-published in 1989 under the pen name of Robert Galbraith. It is now considered to be part of the young reader/children’s fiction genre.

Her second published work came just two years later in 1991. The novel was also written for readers of all ages and was not confined to specific settings or characters, making it more complex than many other novels at the time.

It focused on three stories set across different times and locations. These storylines followed various protagonists as they dealt with their own problems and issues related to love, family, and faith.

The main character in the present day storyline was Harry Potter, a boy who learns how to use magic after meeting an eccentric millionaire. Two of the other major characters were Ron Weasley and Hermione Granger, both of whom eventually marry within the narrative.