Arthur Levine, editor of the US edition of the Harry Potter books, recently appeared at Silliman College (Yale), and spoke about his work at Scholastic on the series of books. Mr. Levine refleced about topics such as working with Jo, and spoke of his reaction to the death of a much belovedContinued...
Reuters reports that Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince sold more than twice as many copies in the United States in its first two weeks as any other author's book in a whole year. It won the Nielsen Bookscan Best Selling Award for the top-selling book in America through August 1, evenContinued...
The German version of HBP is due out Oct. 1; see a new hi-res pic of the volume right here.
Newsround reports that a fan in Moldova, upset that the book was not available in her area, borrowed Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince and wrote out the entire text. She even wrote dialogue and narration in different colors, so it would be easier to read. That's dedication! Thanks to Indigo!
HBP sold out instantly in Vietnam this Saturday morning, Thanh Nien News reports. The first run of 15,000 copies of the tale in Vietnamese disappeared so quickly that the Youth Publishing House said it would instantly print another 10,000 books. The Vietnamese edition is among the first translations of HBP; itContinued...
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The Swedish Rowling Fan Club let us know that the cover to the Swedish edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince , or "Harry Potter och Halvblodsprinsen" has been released. Check it out here!
Yahoo reports that Scholastic announced today that 11 million copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been sold in the U.S. during first nine weeks following publication, outstripping its 10.8 million initial print run and breaking all sorts of records.
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Newsday had an article today about post-HBP depression - "Now what?" the piece asks Potter fans.
A quick look the U.S. iTunes AudioBook store reveals that less than 24 hours after the announcement of their release, HP books are ripping up the charts at iTunes. The rankings stand thus, at this moment:
1. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince ($49.95)
3.The Complete Harry Potter ($249.00)
The Brandon Sun reports from Montreal that Transcontinental, Canada's largest book printer, has won the rights to publish the French edition of HBP across the country. The book will be 720 pages and the first run will be more than 200,000; it will be available Oct. 1.
The Sunday Times of South Africa reported in August that the release of HBP shattered all previous records there, selling 40,000 copies in its first day. As of August 21 it had sold 65,000 copies, knocking Dan Brown's The Da Vinci Code from its position as number one best seller.
Geraldine from UniversHarryPotter.com let us know that they have posted a high res photo of the cover of the French edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince or "Harry Potter et le Prince de Sang-Mele", which you can see here.