The book industry has to be holding their breath on the latest Harry Potter installment, Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, that was released recently. CBS News brought this subject to our attention in their article, “Can a middle-aged “Harry Potter” revive the book industry?

Given that past Harry Potter releases have been credited with lifting the overall industry because of their phenomenal sales, this middle aged Harry may just bring back the magic of best sellers.

The initial print run was 4.5 million, which places the book in between the initial print runs for “Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire” (3.8 million copies) and “Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix” (6.8 million copies.)

This is Harry’s last shot at changing the landscape. The author herself has been reported to say, “I’m thrilled to see it realized so beautifully but, no, Harry is done now.”

Melody K. Smith

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