You probably couldn’t miss the business reports of the Harry Potter sales that dominated headlines yesterday. The first run printing was 12 million copies and a reported 8.3 million sold in the first 24 hours according to figures in USA Today. When I look at the Potter mania, partly induced by the media, partly induced(…)
No one but she and her publishing company are actually going to make money off the millions of Deathly Hollows books sold. Amazon has over 1,000,000 pre-orders world wide. Bookstores are planning events. But because discount competition is so fierce, the book will be sold at cost or at a loss. It seems that with(…)
Amazon has lowered the price of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows to $17.99 which is a 49% discount. Amazon has more than one million orders for the last installment of the Potter series with more than half a million ordered by US readers alone. In other Harry Potter news, audio narrator, Jim Dale, will(…)
Scholastic CEO, Richard Robinson, was interviewed by NYTimes and hinted that there would be future Rowling books. When questioned about the future of Scholastic without Potter, Robinson replied “We can believe this is the last book on Harry Potter.” In following up on that the Times asked whether Scholastic had first option on any other(…)
According to a press release from eBay, the JK Rowling injunction was against eBay sellers and not eBay itself. The case started in 2004 against a specific seller named Baazee.com. The injunction required those specific sellers to stop listing the illegal items. It was not an injunction requiring eBay to proactively seek out and remove(…)
JK Rowling is suing eBay for allowing the sale of pirated ebook versions of her books from the Indian version of the auction site. An injunction was awarded in favor of Rowling prohibiting eBay from listing any illegal auctions. This requires eBay to police the auctions proactively instead of waiting for a notice from the(…)
The AP reported that Harry Potter’s final installment will be released on July 21. Something to read after you’ve decompressed from the RWA Convention.
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hollows is the name of the last and final book. Via Yahoo News.
So says a mother of four from Georgia. Laura Mallory has been pushing for the Harry Potter books to be removed from the shelves of Georgia public school libraries. Referring to the recent rash of deadly assaults at schools, Mallory said books that promote evil – as she claims the Potter ones do – help(…)