Yesterday marked fifteen years since the first publication of Philosopher’s Stone (they only printed 500 copies!). In honour of this anniversary, The Guardian re-published one of their very early articles about JK Rowling and Harry Potter. It includes an interview with JKR herself, which is fascinating to read in hindsight, where she speaks about getting accepted by Bloomsbury and expresses her astonishment at the huge (now comparatively tiny!) six-figure sums of money coming her way.
Have a read of that right here. Click the image for a larger version: