Sales of Harry Potter books increased 31% in UK in 2017by Caroline Dorigon
Bloomsbury, British publisher responsible for Harry Potter, had, in 2017, its biggest profit in 10 years since Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows publishing in 2007. According to Reuters, in 2017, the book sales increased 31%, mainly because of 20th anniversary edition of The Philosopher’s Stone. The publisher’s annual revenue was 161,5 million pounds, overcoming 150 million pounds reported in 2007.
In 2017, Bloomsbury released four editions of The Philosopher’s Stone: one for each Hogwarts house.
In spite of trying to depend less of Harry Potter, the calendar of Wizarding World releases for the next years will be busy. Yet this year, the 20th anniversary edition of The Chamber of Secrets and the illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle, the Bard will be released in June and October, respectively. In 2019, the illustrated edition of The Goblet of Fire comes out.
Bloomsbury is preparing an illustrated edition of The Tales of Beedle, the Bard to celebrate its 10 years of publishing – see a sneak preview.
United States and Canada
Scholastic, publisher of Harry Potter in both the US and Canada, is preparing the release of a commemorative 20th anniversary box for June, besides its own illustrated version of The Tales for October.
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