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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

11 Million HBPs Sold in the U.S., Says Scholastic

Posted by: Melissa
September 21, 2005, 03:54 PM

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.

Together with Harry Potter andContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JKR vs. eBay, Round 2

Posted by: Melissa
September 12, 2005, 01:36 PM


Jo Rowling has posted an update to the eBay situation we posted about a few days ago. In short, nine of 10 of eBay's JKR signatures, Jo Rowling estimates, are on items she has never been near, much less autographed. JKR urged eBay to adopt a better screening policy and for Potter fans not only to do the same, but to avoidContinued...

iTunes Downloads

HP Audio Books Soar to Top of iTunes Charts

Posted by: Melissa
September 08, 2005, 03:57 PM

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)
4.Harry PotterContinued...

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HBP a Hit in South Africa

Posted by: Melissa
September 05, 2005, 01:01 AM

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.

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Paolini's "Eldest" Upsets HBP

Posted by: Melissa
August 24, 2005, 04:17 PM

Amazon.com has a new top seller, and taking HBP's spot is....Eldest, the latest from young Christopher Paolini, whose first book, Eragon, broke all sorts of records. Check out the Eragon series at our Cauldron Shop's recommended books section; also, if you're an Eragon fan check out our friends at Shur'tugalContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP a Hot Seller in Saudi Arabia

Posted by: Melissa
August 21, 2005, 01:39 PM

Arab News reports that even though HBP does not yet have an Arab edition, it is the hottest selling English book in Saudi Arabia.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

B&N Hurt by HBP Discounts

Posted by: Melissa
August 18, 2005, 05:43 PM

Barnes & Noble joins Borders in reporting difficult sales thanks to deep discounts on Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince. Bookstores engaged in something of a price war leading up to the book release as they competed for customers. B&N is the number one US bookseller, and at the end of a quarter in which itContinued...

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

American Edition of HBP: 6.9 Million Copies Sold in First 24 Hours

Posted by: Kristin
July 18, 2005, 06:15 AM

It's being reported that the American edition of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, published by Scholastic, sold 6.9 million copies in the first 24 hours - or an average of more than 250,000 copies per hour.
Fifth book Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix sold 5 millionContinued...

J.K. Rowling

JK Rowling Amazon's Top Selling Author

Posted by: sue
July 08, 2005, 10:11 AM


In conjunction with their 10th Anniversary, online retailer Amazon.com has announced their top selling authors. J.K. Rowling, author of the Harry Potter series was named as the number one best-selling author. She was followed by "author was followed by Spencer Johnson of "Who Moved My Cheese?"Continued...

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Pics of HBP at Borders; Borders to Cut off PreOrders on Saturday

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 08:33 PM

hbpboxesthumb.jpgA worker from Borders wrote in to tell us they have recieved their HBPs, and are very excited about it! If you want to see pics of the boxes - they were quickly locked up in a manager's office - click here.
The books will only be moved at 11:50 p.m. on the 15th, and opened at exactlyContinued...

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Battle Royale Over Half-Blood Prince Prices

Posted by: sue
June 30, 2005, 11:56 AM

It's war!...well a price war that is. With only 15 more days to go, retailers are repeatedly lowering the sale price of the Harry Potter and the Half-Blood book. This has lead to a price competition between many retailers, especially in the U.K. We've been getting e-mail after e-mail informingContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Problems of Pre-Ordering the Prince

Posted by: Melissa
June 30, 2005, 10:02 AM

nytarticlethumb.jpgThe New York Times has an article today about one mom's quest to find the best way to order HPB online:

"But my daughters had other concerns. When, exactly, would the book be delivered if we ordered it online? How many precious hours beyond midnight would be squandered in wait? WasContinued...

WB Shop Update: Marauder Shirts Shipping, Stamps Available

Posted by: Melissa
June 29, 2005, 12:19 PM

stampsthumb.jpgThe Marauder shirt that you sold WB out of last month has begun shipping again; our WB rep assures us that all of you who backordered will get them shortly, and definitely in time for the HBP release. See/order it here.
Also, while the idea of a Dumbledore's Army shirt has been very wellContinued...

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B&N: Four Million Pounds of Harry Delivered to Warehouse

Posted by: Melissa
June 27, 2005, 10:53 AM

hpbcnbcthumb.jpgUPDATE: Thanks to an anonymous Leaky reader, you can see pics of the segment CNBC did on the book - including images of the finished book being sorted and packed - right here!

Barnes & Noble announced on Business Wire today that 124 tractor trailer trucks, weighing more than 4,000,000Continued...

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Scholastic Announces HBP Pre-Ordering: 20% off and free poster with orders

Posted by: Melissa
June 23, 2005, 09:39 AM

Scholastic has announced a 20% discount on all pre-orders of HBP - which they are taking now for the first time. In addition, all pre-orders of HBP made through Scholastic will get a free printed copy of the Potter poster recently released by the company. To pre-order, youContinued...