Thursday, February 01, 2007

Harry Potter VII

So, have you pre-ordered yet? Amazon sent out emails this morning to order the last Harry Potter book (released in July) -- and it's already the #1 book on Amazon. Actually, it's number 1 and number 2 -- the deluxe edition comes in a close second.

There were roughtly 1.5 million pre-orders at Amazon of the Half-Blood Prince, the previous book, and Amazon fully expects that the last book will outstrip even that. Half-Blood Prince was also notable for selling 6.9 million copies the first day it was released (worldwide) and having the largest initial printing of any book. It looks like the last book will do even better. today announced that in just the first seven hours of pre-order availability for "Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows" the online retailer has sold over 200 percent more books than it did the entire first day of "Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince" the sixth book in the series. In fact, sales on in the first seven hours today have eclipsed total sales for the entire first two days of the sixth book. [dmn newswire]

That means three million or more pre-orders. Just at Amazon.

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