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Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

Amazon.com: 560,000 HBPs Pre-Ordered

Posted by: Melissa
June 15, 2005, 10:58 AM

hbpthumb.jpgAmazon has announced that its preorders of HBP have soared past the half-million mark, all the way to 560,000. That's more than one book for each minute in a year. (Find all versions from five different countries here at the Cauldron Shop).
Source: BusinessWire.

Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince

HBP Pre-Orders Soar

Posted by: Melissa
June 07, 2005, 01:20 PM

The Mirror reports that HBPs are flying off shelves and e-shelves, looking "set to beat the 2003 Goblet of Fire's [sic; we suspect they meant Order of the Phoenix] record-breaking five million copies sold worldwide in 24 hours, when it is finally released on July 16." At Tesco.com, the article says, one is orderedContinued...

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Book Six May Bring Lots of Business, Little Profit to Stores

Posted by: Melissa
May 25, 2005, 09:12 AM

The Herald Sun in Australia reports about a price war for the book that's going on between the major chains, including Dymocks, Angus and Robertson. While the book has a recommended retail price of $45, Dymocks will sell it for $29.95, and the online retailers are still trying toContinued...

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Scotsman: HP Books Instigated Adults Reading Children's Fiction Trend

Posted by: Melissa
May 16, 2005, 10:00 AM

The Scotsman reports that a survey by Waterstones shows that there are more adult HP book readers in Edinburgh than in any other British city, and that the HP books have instigated a trend of adults reading children's fiction, including books like The Curious Incident ofContinued...

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Amazon: 700,000 Copies of Half-Blood Prince Pre-Ordered

Posted by: sue
April 27, 2005, 10:55 AM

Amazon has announced that they have received 700,000 pre-orders for the new Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince book, which is due to be released on July 16. Amazon also said that HBP has been the top selling book for 18 straight weeks. Previously Amazon announced that the ordersContinued...

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Bloomsbury: Facts and Figures

Posted by: sue
March 30, 2005, 10:23 PM

Two bits of news tonight relating to Bloomsbury, the UK publishers of the Harry Potter books. First, on the Harry Potter section of Bloomsbury.com, some fun and interesting facts and figures about the Potter books have now been posted.

If all Harry Potter books ever sold were placed end to end, they would go aroundContinued...

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Harry Potter: The Billion Dollar Brand

Posted by: sue
March 10, 2005, 07:56 PM

" Harry Potter is a global brand worth an estimated $1 billion. " So says Forbes in a short article about the industry surrounding the Harry Potter series. Focusing on the amount of money generated by the Potter books, movies, and merchandise sales, Forbes notes that "at least a dozen companiesContinued...

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Half-Blood Prince Best Seller on Amazon.com

Posted by: sue
February 09, 2005, 07:51 AM

Amazon.com has announced that over 100,000 copies of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince have been pre-ordered. A UK Amazon spokesperson was quoted as saying "Our customers are clearly incredibly excited about the sixth Harry Potter book and we're thrilled more than 100,000 of them haveContinued...

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2004: The Year in HP: A Leaky Cauldron Review

Posted by: Melissa
December 31, 2004, 06:26 PM

Happy New Year everyone! Because 2005 is going to be such a big year for Harry
Potter
fans, we thought now was a good time to look back at 2004, which
wasn't too shabby either where we're concerned. Editor Sue scoured our archives
and found all our 2004 highlights, so we hope you enjoy this littleContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Already a #1 Bestseller

Posted by: Melissa
December 21, 2004, 03:32 PM

It's been less than 12 hours since the release date of Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, and publication is more than 200 days away (see countdown above), and the book is already the #1 Bestseller at Amazon.com and BarnesandNoble.com. Thanks Jutti! (Click below forContinued...

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Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince Good for Business

Posted by: sue
December 21, 2004, 01:02 PM

Today's news of a release date for Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince is good for business, at least those in the bookselling business. MSNBC has this report with a quote from an official from Barnes & Noble who said:

"Sales from the last Harry Potter book grossedContinued...

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Order of the Phoenix Best-Selling on Multiple Lists

Posted by: Melissa
August 19, 2004, 04:47 PM

After debuting on August 11, just eight days ago, the paperback of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix is already on many besteller lists, including: USA Today's, Book Sense's, Amazon's, and Barnes and Noble's.
In addition it is number eight on Barnes and Noble'sContinued...