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Friday, July 01, 2005

potter & half-blood prince cover

Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince

  • For devoted fans, check out Scholastic's Harry Potter page, including details of parties organized by city and state.
  • Release date of the 10.8 million print run of
    HP & the Half-blood Prince
    = one minute past midnight, July 16th.
  • Nice little Chicago Tribune piece on delivery times.
  • Over 5,000 Midnight Parties planned, complete with over 5.5 million giveaway temporary tattoos and 40,000 x five-foot countdown clock stands.
  • The Jumbotron in New York's Times Square is being used as the official countdown clock.
  • The fastest-selling book in history was book 5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, released on June 21, 2003 with a first printing of 6.8 million, and selling 5 million copies in the first 24 hours.

    All five Harry Potter books have been number one bestsellers in the United States, Britain, and around the world.

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