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Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
With Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows that last opportunity for Scholastic to cash in on the franchise, the publisher wants to be ready. How ready? How about 12 million copies (in the U.S. alone) ready?
12 Million Copies of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Just when Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince was getting used to owning the record of most copies first printed with 10.8 million, the title will move on to the latest installment, Deathly Hallows, thanks to a whopping 12 million copies for the first U.S. printing.
Set to hit bookshelves on July 21st, expect an energy nothing short of, I don't know, the Big Bang.
With the help of a multimillion-dollar marketing campaign, the release of Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows is expected to be one of the biggest publishing events in recent years.
To bring Potter fever to an all new high, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will hit theatres a week earlier on July 13th.
Since my birthday is July 17th, I better be getting some presents.
Though 12 million sounds like a ridiculous amount of copies for a first printing, know that Half-Blood Prince sold 6.9 million copies the first day.
I'll be there on the 21st and, if anybody does try to shout spoilers at me, I might just have to Avada Kedavra them.