The boy hero has conjured up a new record - a quarter billion Harry Potter books sold in more than 200 countries and 60 languages, author JK Rowling's agent Christopher Little told Reuters today.
"JK Rowling has begun work on the sixth book about the boy wizard. As yet no date is fixed for its release," said Little.
The Sunday Times thinks even Rowling might be tempted to write past her publicly stated limit of seven books, as the latest adventure made her about £388 per word:
"She is a money-making machine. The temptation to keep writing after the last of her seven planned Potter adventures must be irresistible. She could be the first billionaire author in history," said Philip Beresford, who compiled the Sunday Times pay list.