Amazon Receives over 1 Million Pre Orders for OotP


Jun 04, 2003

Posted by: Melissa Anelli | Comments

Books put out a press release today with some interesting statistics.

To-date more than 550,000 copies of “Harry Potter and the
Order of the Phoenix” have been ordered at At
2.8 pounds a piece, that’s more than 770 tons of Harry Potter
magic – nearly 3.5 times the weight of the Statue of Liberty –
ordered on since January 15, 2003.

If the 300,000 copies of “Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix” that have been pre-ordered on were
stacked one on top of the other, the books would be 18,000
meters tall, more than twice the height of Mt. Everest, the
world’s tallest peak, at 8,850 meters. And if the 300,000
books were laid end-to-end, they would cover 50 miles —
nearly the distance from London to Oxford.

Amazon’s Canadian-oriented Web site,, has
received more orders for “Harry Potter and the Order of the
Phoenix” than all other Harry Potter products combined by a
factor of 8-to-1. The title is already’s bestselling
book ever.

They’ve also put up a site to make sure you get your copy on Saturday. Check your zipcode to make sure you’re eligible for Saturday delivery.

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