Tuesday, February 08, 2005

With New Book, Potter Casts Spell on Web Yet Again

With the announcement of the release of J.K. Rowling’s sixth Harry Potter book in July, this year will be more worth living for all the Potter fans. Titled "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince," much shorter than the previews “Order of the Phoenix,” the book is expected to top all the best.

And every signs of the book becoming a top-seller is very evident several months before its market launch. In fact, according to the article, Amazon.com placed the book in the No. 1 best-seller’s list. The article also added that “Barnes & Noble's Web site also has the book listed as its top-seller... Amazon said it sold more than 1.3 million pre-release titles of the last book, "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," setting a record for early orders and accounting for more than $23 million in sales--even at a 40 percent off discount.”

The fifth installment that was released in June 21, 2003, sold for about 5 million copies on the first day alone and thus we can expect that the Potter fans will line their way through the bookstore cash register to get their beloved Harry home.

And with excitement greater than the 2004 Athens Olympic Games, July will be the unofficial bookstore month around the world; thanks to JL Rowling. And for the record, with all the five Potter books in my possession, I will be one of the millions rushing to the bookstore in July to get my latest Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book.


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