Harry Potter creator JK Rowling has parted company with her longtime literary agent Christopher Little, it has been announced. The millionaire author has worked with Mr Little since he found a publisher for her first novel Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone in 1996. Rowling said it had been a painful decision but was not taken without good reason. Her books have sold more than 400 million copies worldwide. This was a painful decision, especially as Ms Rowling had actively sought a different outcome for some weeks, said a statement issued on her behalf. However, it was not taken without good reason and it finally became unavoidable. A spokesman for Mr Little confirmed the news and said that the agent was surprised and disappointed at the decision. BBC