'HBP' breaks British sales records

Published July 18, 2005 at 3:14 PM
by Geri
from Yahoo! News (via AP)

With more than 2 million copies soldopens in new window on the first day of its release, Half-Blood Prince broke all British sales records. British sales of Half-Blood Prince were 13 percent higher than for the first 24 hours of Order of the Phoenix.

According to Richard Knight, the managing director of Nielsen BookScan:

Typically, a good book will take about four to six months to go gold and very few books reach platinum in their first year of publication. Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince achieved platinum in less than one day!

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