Harry Potter fans, sit tight
Apr 17, 2002
Harry Potter fans, sit tight – it looks as though book No. 5 will not be on the shelves until fall, at the earliest. J.K. Rowling’s latest, tentatively titled “The Order of the Phoenix,” had been expected in July. “That would have been the ideal date,” said Lucy Chapman, children’s publicity manager at Rowling’s British publisher, Bloomsbury. Readers may have to wait longer than expected for the next Harry Potter book. But Chapman said that summer publication is now very unlikely.
Publishers Weekly recently published a list of all-time top-selling children’s books, noting that boy wizard Harry Potter seems to have zoomed into the top 10 with a flick of his wand.