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Friday, July 15, 2005

Harry Potter Wow!

Harry Potter books are good, but even I am in disbelief as to how popular they are:

10.8 million [copies or Harry Potter are] being printed by U.S. publisher Scholastic [for the first printing alone. "They'll be ready to reprint pretty quickly, in the first week or so," said Jon Howells, a spokesman for Ottakar's bookstores. Amazon said it has more than 500,000 pre-orders in Britain alone and more than twice that worldwide, while Asda noted that the release of the previous book in the series, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," was its fastest selling item across all its departments in 2003.

"We expect to sell three times as many copies of Harry Potter in one day as we sold of "The Da Vinci Code" -- last year's bestselling book -- in an entire year," said David Rutley, e-commerce director at Asda.

Of course, I have two Harry Potter 6 books being delivered Saturday and I won't be available Saturday night...

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