Book 7 release date set for summer
February 1, 2007 at 7:37 AM ET
HPANA (via JKRowling.com)
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It was announced this morning on JK Rowling's web site that the publication date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be July 21, 2007.
From the author's site this morning:
Publication Date for Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows
Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows will be published on Saturday 21st July 2007 at 00:01 BST in the UK and at 00:01 in the USA. It will also be released at 00:01 BST on Saturday 21st July in other English speaking countries around the world.
Scholastic has updated their site with the news that the book will be released at 12:01 a.m. on July 21st and will cost $34.99.
Bloomsbury (the British publishers) also announced that the book will sell for £17.99.
2007 marks the tenth anniversary of the publication of Harry Potter and the Philosopher's Stone. The Harry Potter series has gone on to sell 325 million copies worldwide and been translated into 64 languages. The last book, Harry Potter and the Half-Blood Prince, sold 2,009,574 copies in the UK on the first day of its release, making it the fastest-selling book of all time. All six Harry Potter books have been number one bestsellers around the world.
Bloomsbury will be publishing their children's hardback edition, an adult hardback edition, aswell as a special gift edition and, jointly with HNP, the audio book, read by Stephen Fry and released simultaneously for the first time. The standard hardbacks have a Recommended Retail Price of £17.99.
Barnes & Nobles in the U.S. will be selling the book for $20.99, 40 percent off the list price. Barnes & Noble members can buy the book for $18.89, a savings of 46 percent. Customers can reserve the book at any Barnes & Noble store or on their site. A hard-cover edition (according to the BN web site)will be sold for $45.50 and to BN members for $40.95. You can also pre-order the book on Amazon's web site, which also has a selling price of $18.89.
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Thanks to Ali and Annie for the tip.