Sunday 22 June 2003

BBC: Potter 'Is Fastest Selling Book Ever'

The Harry Potter phenomena continues. We were in Oxford today and saw lots of people sitting around reading it. Of course I'll get a copy as well but I haven't read the fourth book yet and we're still in the middle of listening to the third book so no great hurry. Amazing event though - it's broken all kinds of records for book selling and ecommerce. There have been 13 million copies printed and JK Rowling is set to make £30 million from it. It's simply amazing how she went from being nearly broke to being richer than the Queen. It's hard to imagine what it must be like having that many people reading what you're writing. The big question is "who dies?" and I sure hope someone doesn't spoil it for me before I get to read it.

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