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10. 2

 The Magic of Harry is Wearing Off...

- [ M17 @ 07:24 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

... in Japan.

The magic of Harry Potter seems to be wearing off. Friday marked one month since the Japanese translation of "Harry Potter and the Order of Phoenix," the fifth volume in the fantasy novel series by British author J. K. Rowling, went on sale, but many bookshops say sales have been lower than expected.

The first print run for the two-volume set, published in Japan by Say-zan-sha Publications Ltd., was a record 2.9 million. But slow sales compared with those of previous volumes have disappointed booksellers and the publishing industry, which had high hopes for the new installment in the popular series.

Source: Daily Yomiuri via Wizard News.

09. 3

 Book 5 Paperback Is No.1

- [ Jasen @ 10:36 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

NEW YORK, Aug. 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Scholastic released the paperback edition of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix on August 10, 2004 and the book landed at #1 on best-seller lists in the media, at both national bookstore chains and independent bookstores, as well as on-line and mass market retailers. The book debuted at #1 on the August 19th USA Today's best-seller list as well and The New York Times best-seller list for the week of August 29. Additionally, the book is #1 on Amazon.com, Walmart, Barnes & Noble, and the Book Sense children's best-seller lists.

Source: Yahoo! Finance

09. 3

 Chinese Order of the Phoenix

- [ M17 @ 04:23 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Popular around the global, Harry Potter, the bespectacled boy magician from England, had his magic in China as well, selling a total of 1.1 million copies of his new story in 2003.

"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" brought a sales of 5.9 million yuan (about 713,000 US dollars) across the country last year, helping its Chinese publisher, the People's Publishing House, get an award from the State Press Authority on Thursday.

Source: People's Daily Online


 Harry Potter in Indian Film

- [ M17 @ 05:21 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

A hardcover copy of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix appeared in the Indian movie Main Hoon Na:

Thanks The Wizarding World via Godric's Hollow.


 Galadriel Waters

- [ Deb @ 07:07 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Many of us are anxiously awaiting Galadriel Water's analysis of OotP. I know I am. I've got some news. The name according to Amazon.com and Borders is The Plot Thickens. Amazon is saying they can ship it by September 13, 2004. Borders says it won't be out until November 2004. Either way it's coming soon. We get to sleuth again! For those who don't know what the previous books were about, she breaks down JKRs masterpieces and finds clues and then analyses them. Some of the theories are far fetched but some are very interesting.


 OotP still going strong at Amazon!

- [ Ema21 @ 12:55 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Though dropping from Best-Seller #22 yesturday, to #30 today, OotP is still doing well on Amazon.com!


 OotP paperback on top

- [ Bunny @ 10:22 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix Paperback tops USA Todays Best Seller List

Full list here

News from Seattle Post

08. 9

 Order of the Phoenix: Paperback

- [ M17 @ 01:48 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Just a reminder that Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix will be available from tomorrow (Tuesday, August 10th) in its paperback edition. It's initial printing will be 2 million copies, and the U.S. publisher Scholastic will be supporting the book's release with a $1 million campaign, including newspaper, radio, and billboard advertisements, as well as promotional planes hired to fly over resort areas such as Lake Michigan and Cape Cod, MA.

Source: New York Newsday

08. 6

 The Pressure of School Tests Related to OWLs

- [ M17 @ 09:09 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Not even the reigning prince of young-adult literature is exempt from testing-related tremors: The title character of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix gets the shivers over his upcoming exam, the O.W.L. -- Ordinary Wizarding Level...

What would happen to a bright, outgoing child trapped in a mind-numbing world of tests, tests and more tests?

More from the Orlando Sentinel.

08. 6

 Harry Potter No Longer Fastest Selling

- [ M17 @ 09:06 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Step aside J. K. Rowling and Harry Potter, move along Dan Brown and "The Da Vinci Code." Author John Strelecky and his book "The Why Are You Here Cafe" just set the world record for the fastest sales on all seven continents.

Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! News


 Japanese Translation Sets Record

- [ M17 @ 09:13 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

From Mainichi Daily News...

The first printing of the Japanese language version of "Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix," the fifth in the series of books about a boy wizard, will reach 2.9 million sets, a record for the industry, publisher Sayzansha announced.

The book, which comes in two volumes that will not be sold separately, beats the record of 2.3 million sets set in October 2002 by the series' fourth book, "Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire."

Sayzansha said that the Japanese translations of the first four books in the Harry Potter series have sold 16.84 million copies. The size of the first print was determined by orders from bookstores that Sayzansha had received by the end of June.


 Phoenix Paperback On Sale in UK

- [ M17 @ 07:02 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

Thanks to iHP reader Joe N. for telling us that the UK paperback version of Order of the Phoenix is on sale now! For all the U.S. readers, the US paperback version will go on sale August 10.


 Book 5 Wins At The Audies

- [ Jasen @ 01:02 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

At this year's Audies (the Emmy/Grammy-equivalent for audiobooks), the audio version of Book 5 won two awards, including "Children's title for 9 and older" and "Package Design".


 One year ago...

- [ xAmarisx @ 03:54 AM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

One year ago today, our dreams were coming true. Alot of waiting has been ceased. The anticipation of the fifth book,"Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix" was released! Seems that time just flew by and again we wait. Wait for the next anticipated book "Harry Potter and [insert name here]". Hopefully we wont have to wait like for the last one. =D

06. 9

 OotP Wins Bram Stoker Award

- [ Vickie @ 01:54 PM . GMT . Books: OotP ]

NEW YORK, June 9 /PRNewswire/ -- This past weekend, the Horror Writers Association (HWA) honored excellence in horror, suspense and dark fantasy by presenting this year's Bram Stoker Awards at its annual banquet ceremony in New York. Bestselling author Peter Straub was on hand to receive the night's top honor in the Novel category with last year's lost boy lost girl.

...Others honored at the banquet included Brian Keene for his first novel, The Rising; Jack Ketchum took home awards for his story "Closing Time" and his fiction collection Peaceable Kingdom; Gary A. Braunbeck was awarded for his story "Duty;" Tom and Elizabeth Monteleone received the Bram Stoker Award for the anthology Borderlands 5, and Mr. Monteleone won a second award for his non-fiction collection The Mothers and Fathers Italian Association; Neil Gaiman received the Illustrated Narrative award for The Sandman: Endless Nights; J. K. Rowling won for Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix; indie filmmaker Don Coscarelli took home an award for his Bubba-Ho Tep screenplay; Bruce Boston received the award in poetry; and Michael Arnzen was honored in Alternate Forms for his work "The Goreletter."

Read more here

Thanks to Wizard News for the tip.

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