New Harry To Get 6.8 Million First Printing

At more than 1000 pages, the new Harry Potter – due to hit stores in June – is already big. And it sports a big price too – $29 for a children’s book. The first print run will also be huge – 6.8 million copies are being printed. “J.K. Rowling’s previous Potter novel, ‘Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire,’ came out in July 2000 with a first printing of 3.8 million. It sold out within 48 hours and now has over l6 million copies in print.”