Thursday, June 19, 2008

Harry Potter breaks 400m in sales
Guy Dammann writing in The Guradian, Wednesday June 18, 2008

Could overtake Mao Zedong in sales ... JK Rowling. Photograph: Louid Lanzano/AP

The sales figures for the Harry Potter series have long dwarfed that of most other books, excepting of course the Bible, but with news that JK Rowling's magical tales have topped 400m worldwide, it seems possible that the boy wizard might be catching up.
According to Rowling's agent, Christopher Little, the seven Harry Potter books have so far been translated into 67 languages, amassing the 400m figure since the publication of the first book in the series, Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone, in 1997.

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