Just in case you haven't heard. Book number 7 (the final book?), Harry Potter & the Deathly Hollows, is due to be released July 21st at 12:01am. By printing 12 million copies in anticipation of the book's release I would say Harry's publishing company, Scholastic, is pretty confident it will do well. If it's any past indication of how this release will go, when book number 6 was released in July 2005 it sold 6.9 million copies in the first 24 hours. Take that iPhone with your measly forecasted 4.5 million units in it's first year! But then again, one book doesn't set you back $500. Ouch!
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And then there's the movie for book number 5, Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix, which can be seen July 13th. One week before the book is released. See the trailer here.
J.K. Rowling is counting her billions all the way to the bank. Nice!