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Potter’s impact to the book world

Thursday, June 14, 2007

Report says that book industry will miss Harry Potter. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, the seventh and final book in J.K. Rowling's series, goes on sale July 21. The series' impact can't be overstated: 325 million copies have sold worldwide. This is massive!

One bookseller says, “Everyone seems to be talking about life after Harry,” and world publishers agree that Harry will be missed.

"I don't know if we are ever going to see anything like Harry Potter again in children's or even adult books," says Paul Crichton of Simon & Schuster Children's Books. "Harry will be missed like there is no tomorrow. But publishers have to forge ahead and move on. What Harry Potter and J.K. Rowling have done is incredible. To lose something that strong is going to have an impact.

Can Malay publishers give the same impact to the Malaysia’s book industry as what Potter done to the world?


Reading is a passion which is developed from young age and is absolutely irreplaceable.